Roland Ofori inspires with “Why Go for Crumbs If You Can Own The Bakery”
A renowned marketing professional with an illustrious career spanning over a decade, Roland Ofori Larbi has launched an inspirational masterpiece titled“Why Go for Crumbs If You Can Own The Bakery.”
The inspiring and empowering book is aimed at helping people learn how to shift their mindset from scarcity to abundance and start living the life they truly desire.
With inspiring stories and practical advice, he said the book will help people break free from limiting beliefs and empower them to take bold action towards their goals in life.
Speaking at the launch held at La Palm Royal Hotel on Sunday, September 24, 2023, he said whether you’re an entrepreneur, artist, student, athlete, or anyone looking to unleash their full potential, “Why Go for Crumbs If You Can Own the Bakery? ’
He said the book will help people unlock their true potential and create a life that’s truly worth living.
”So what are you waiting for? It’s time to claim your rightful place at the table and own the bakery of your dreams,” he added.
Recounting his story, Mr.Ofori, said the book also touches on his story which nearly ended before it began, adding that his pregnant mother has had enough in her marriage and the plan was to get rid of him.
Mr.Ofori who was teary said, it took the intervention of a local preacher who counselled his mother to keep him, and for that reason, the pregnancy was not terminated.
Fortunately or unfortunately, he ended up in a broken home where things were difficult to come by.
“My father gave birth to eleven children, we did not have enough to eat or wear at home, and the only food which was abundant was books, so I took to reading books, reading, reading with that i escaped from the harsh realities. I read books ahead of my time and it shaped me,” he said.
He said he journeyed through life taking the half-chances life presented to him through the orchestration of the divine.
At 12 he started selling kerosene, and after JHS, at the age of 13, Mr.and Mrs Agyemang Badu gave him his first job as a caretaker at Dansoman in Accra.
“When they leave home, I take care of the house until they come just to avoid thieves,” he added.
From there he became a pupil teacher after Senior High School and started a business in the middle of University education to survive and finish school.
“Reflecting on all these, what I realised was that life offers half chances and mostly, the opportunity doesn’t come from those you expect too there have been several times when family and friends have been a disappointment but strangers from nowhere intervene,” he disclosed.
Against this backdrop, Roland Ofori decided not to wait till he is old to write a book, but to chronicle what he has experienced in a book to encourage others who need to be uplifted.
At the launch, Petra Aba Asamoah, Maame Ama Pratt and Philip Ashon, reviewers of the book took their turns to share their insights on the various chapters.
His remarkable transformation from an Electrical Engineer to a marketing expert reflects his courage to align his career with his true passion.
A fervent advocate for lifelong learning, financial independence, self-enhancement, and self-discovery, Roland’s genuine affection for humanity and unwavering curiosity about the inner workings of human motivation set him apart.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme