Monday, December 6, 2010

29 Proven Ways To Overcome The Enemy Called Average: Timeless Strategies You Can Readily Apply To Get To The Top And Stay There................

The Oxford learners dictionary's definition of average as being ordinary and not special entices me most.  It is the perfect description of the graphical picture I wan t to paint before you in an attempt to make this lecture highly penetrating to your mind. Think about it.  Living an ordiary life is not what you actually want.  You want to be special and be so treated.  Evne God made you wonderfully but you have lost the essence of that unique creation.
There is an enemy working in your life and working on you.  It is called avaerage.  Average is the same as mediocrity.  It keep you on the comfort zone.  You think there is no need to improve.  Where you are is okay for you though you have been there for a long time.  Your first degree is you most cherished certificate though you have got it since the past 20 years.  The enemy called average has blindfolded you from seeing the need to get retrained and better.  As a result, the world has left you behind and you have robbed yourself of achieving your maximum potential.  Is that how you want to continue?  I don’t think so.  You need to break your fallow ground and start sowing new seeds.  John L Mason rightly said that average is bounded in the north by compromise, in the south by indecision, in the west by lack of vision and in the east by past thinking. You will agree with me that this greatest enemies of yours have been responsible for your stagnation and ordinary life over the years.  This is the time for a turning point.

25 Proven Ways To Defeat The Enemy Called Average
1.       Start Using Your Unique Abilities: There are certain things that make you unique.  God deposited them in you when you were created.  Look inwards and start using your unique abilities.  Joseph knew how to dream and he did it exceptionally well.  Initially, he knew nothing about interpretation of those dreams but later, he developed that unique ability to the point of becoming an interpreter of dreams.  His unique abilities promoted him to the throne in  a foreign land.
2.       Open Your Eyes To See Opportunities Where You Are: There are opportunities where you are.  These opportunities are avenues to add value to other people’s lives.  They are opportunities to serve.  Use what you have now right where you are.  It si a sure-fire path to the top.
3.       Build Your Gifts And Talents: God’s gifts in your life are deposits not loans.  The more you use them, the better, greater, stronger and more valuable you’ll become. Develop your gifts, put them to good use; they will provide information, insight, and revelation that cannot be received from any other source or in any other way.
4.       Aim For Excellence:  You need to do more than exist.  Try to live a profitable life. Do more than grow. Make sure you bloom.  It is very vital that you do more than spend.  Learn to invest.  Don’t just work for the sake of working, aim to excel.  Do more than helping people, make yourself available to serve them too.  Do more than reading, apply what you read.  Do more than advice, go out of your way to help.
5.       Commit To Reading Today So You Can Be A Leader Tomorrow:  The greatest miracle you can create for yourself is the miracle of self development.  Keep on learning.  It brings approval into your life.  Reading is the only sure way to develop your mind and become wiser and more valuable over  along period of time irrespective of your physical condition.  The biggest room in your house is the room for self development.  Live in it!
6.       Take Firm Decisions And Quit Doubting:  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.  Indecision and doubt deep you moving in the middle of the road.  The middle of the road is the most dangerous place to be.  Indecision and doubts exposes you to making more mistakes and going the wrong way.  The more mistake you make, the more failure you encounter.
7.       Stay Out Of Your Own Way:  If you want to know who is responsible for most of your troubles, look out in the mirror.  You are your own greatest enemy.  If you believe in yourself, you’ll still succeed even if nobody believes in you.  But you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself.
8.       Don’t Be Slothful:  Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.  If you are a cleaner, be the best cleaner.  If you are a counselor, let people see you as the best.  Don’t put what you have to do yesterday away till tomorrow.  Do it now! Today is all you have.  Yesterday is gone.  Tomorrow never exist.
9.       Put Safety Last: Dare to take risk.  Sitting down is a risk.  Walking on the street is a risk.  Going to school is a risk.  Be a risk take.  It is better to be a lion for a day than to be a sheep all your life.  If you dare for nothing, you’ll get nothing. You need to be bold and courageous.  Success favors the bold.
10.   Be In Control Of How You Spend Your Time: Apply the 6 by 1 rule to be in absolute control of your time.  The rule explains that if you ant to execute any vital project, devote one hour daily to it for six consecutive days each week.  Sooner than what you think, your desire will become a reality.  The more control you have over your time, the more freedom you gain to enjoy life.
11.   Add Patience, Perseverance And Endurance To Your Life: These are vital virtues you must cultivate.  One person s’ patience, persistence and endurance will accomplish more than a thousand people with interest alone.  The story of the Chinese bamboo is instructive here.  For the first four years, they water and fertilize the plant with seemingly little or no results.  In the fifth year, water and fertilizer is again added and in five weeks, the tree grows to ninety feet in height.  What can you learn from that? Patience is the sure-fire way to maximum results.
12.   Learn To Ask The Right Questions:  A simple question like ‘what ca I do to make better use of my time, can open your eyes to opportunities you had hitherto ignored.  Asking right questions could save you.  It could promote you.  It could preserve and protect you.
13.   Build A Strong Character: Your character grows from your habits.  Choose godly and golden habits other people will respect you for.  A good name is rather to be chosen than silver and gold.  A man is truly rich by what is in his heart not by what he has in the bank.  Remember that the integrity of the righteous shall save him.
14.   Use The Weapon Of Honesty To Be Accurately Directed: Honesty is a hard-to-find virtue today.  But is  is a great weapon to be accurately motivate and directed. Any hope built on lie is always the beginning of loss.  Lie is a trap.  Don’t let yourself be entangled by it.  Speak the truth always and the truth shall set you free.
15.   Change Your Strategies, methods And Training When Necessary: Your past methods may not be useful for today.  You need to know and understand that life is always at some turning point.  Learn new skills if necessary.  Make new friends if necessary.  Change career if necessary.  Yesterday’s formula for success is often tomorrow's recipe for failure.  The road to success is always under construction .  identify the change you need to make and don’t waste time to do same.
16.   Stop Worrying About Yesterday: Your past is gone.  Choose to be forward- focused and not past-possessed.  There is no longer live in the past.  Learn to profit from past mistake and move forward.  Take immediate steps to invest in your future.
17.   Don’t Despise Small Beginning:  If your beginning is small, your end will be great indeed.  Don’t despise your place and hour.  Today is the best day you have.  Use it wisely.  Your future is already in your hands.  It is hidden in your day.  What you are doing now will mold your future.  Stop dreaming about the future.  Start working towards it.
18.   Stop Worrying, Quit Fear: Worry and doubt are the interest you pay on something you will never own.  The less you worry, the more ideas, insight and revelation you will have.  Replace fear with faith and worry with hope.  Worry leads nowhere.  Never let it direct your life.
19.   Mind What You Say: Guard your words.  They are seeds planted in people’s lives. Don’t be known as a negative person.  Say no to complain and murmur.  They make you irresponsible.  Speak right words. Your words should work for you not against you.
20.   Make Wise Choice:  Choose rather to be better than being biter.  Choose to be rather enthusiastic than lukewarm.  Choose to be committed not lazy.  Choose to be selfless than being selfish.  Choose accountability over irresponsibility.  Choose more of God than more of everything else.
21.   Don’t Give Up: God does not give up.  Never, never give up.  Hold on to your dream. Keep working on your goal.  He that began a good work in you will perfect it.  Quitters never win.  Winners never quit.  God is faithful.  He will never fail. Hold on.
22.   Write It Down. The key to successful goal is to write it down.  Crystallize your dream on paper.  Put it down on paper so as to give it a life of its own.  When you write it down, your subconscious mind will see a reason to work on it continually until it is achieved.
23.   Be Happy And Enthusiastic: Laughter is like a medicine.  Smiling is a proof that you are happy and enthusiastic and it is always a choice not a result.  No one wants to be with a man who is always sad and want to draw the sympathy of others.  Be filled with joy in your heart even when thins are not going the way you want it.
24.   Stop Giving Excuses: Some give excuses why they cannot perform a given task.  Well, that’s not the way of winners.  Those who mater in life find ways to perform given tasks even with limited resources.  That’s how great managers are made.  Stop given excuses for your failure.  Take responsibility for whatever happens to you and don’t shift blame on others.  Excuses limit your potentials.  It puts God out of the picture and put you first.  Believe that all things are possible with God.
25.   Don’t Dwell On Past Victories: Keep on looking forward and moving forward.  You should be growing from time to time.  Decide to find better opportunities to do something  new. Stagnant water ends up smelling but a flowing river keeps fresh.

Monday, November 29, 2010

7 Habits Of Highly Successful People

That headline is not my original idea! It was coined directly from a book written by Steven R. Covey. The ideas revealed in the book would form the template for this lecture.

How can you validate durable truths you can apply to your life, family, business and society in general. These ideas will surely guarantee you a place among great leaders if you follow the principles freely shared as we progress.

Steven Covey says ‘If you want to achieve your highest aspirations and overcome your greatest challenges, identify and apply the principles or natural law that governs the results you seek.’ For the farmer, the principle of sowing and reaping govern what they do. Any farmer who fail to sow should forget any harvest! That principle is universal and cannot be broken. The point is that, you’ll need to change your thinking to finding out prinicples that govern each action you take from now on. Another principle you’ll want to know at this point is that of giving and receiving. What about the principles of wealth multiplication? If you can’t invest, forget about getting wealthy.

Steven found out after many years of research that successful people have certain habits common to all of them. Here is the checklist for these life-changing habits:

1)      They Are Proactive: Being proactive means thinking ahead about what you want to do and where you want to be in the future. This is the way to take charge and be in control. Proactive people have freedom of choice and they make maximum use of it. It shows they are responsible. They make conscious choice based on values rather than feelings. Being proactive promotes initiative, self awareness, imagination, independent will and stimulate prepared response to any situation that one come across in life.

2)      They Begin With The End In Mind: Even Jesus Christ when He was in the world, said ‘who among you want to build a house without first taking stock whether he will be able to finish it’. This habit is based on the principle that all things are created twice, first in the mental realm and second, in the physical realm. Apart from the example Christ gave earlier about building a house, you can think about applying it in business. You must determine what kind of products you want to sell and the kind of people you want to sell to and where to locate your business. You also think about how to find money to do the business. All these point to one thing, the need to begin with the end in mind. That’s what successful people do and you must do same if you want to be successful.

3)      They Put First Things First:  Goethe says ‘things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least’.  Just as you must put spiritual things before the physical, so also must you order your priorities right. Mary decided to listen to Jesus first but marther prefered to stay at the kitchen cooking. At the end of the day, Mary received commendation for putting first things first. This habit is common among successful people. It is the secret of effective time management.

4)      They Understand The Paradigm Of Interdependence: Self ego must be done away with if you want to succeed. Successful people try to understand others so that they too could be understood. Take time to invest time in others to know them better so as to build life time relationship that is mutually beneficial. It is the skills that is deposited  in the emotional bank account of others. Think about what others will benefit before what you will benefit. Think win/win.

5)      They Master The Art Of Empathic Communication: The highly successful are very good in listening to others. They do it to give others chance to express themselves. This skill makes it possible for others to feel important and by so doing willing to cooperate. You need the cooperation of others. Listen to them.

6)      They Synergize. This is gaining the trust of others. You need others to trust  you and your ability in other to succeed. Remember that when trust is missing in any relationship, such relationship or union cannot last.

7)      They Sharpen The Saw:  Successful people work on their weaknesses and improve on it with time. Don’t neglect the need for improvement in any area you are found lacking. Make corrections, read good books, attend seminars and workshop to hone your skills or acquire new skills that’ll lead you to the top of the ladder of success.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How To Write And Get Your Books Published

Think And Grow Rich is a popular and useful book that has transformed the lives of many people all over the world. If the book was not written, nobody will be able to read it not to talk of gaining from it.

The power of books is amazing. It can transform the fortunes and destinies of people and change their stories from zero to hero. Ben Carson read a book and his life changed forever. Sunny Obazu Ojeagbase read a book and he never remained the same.

Apart from changing lives, books influence minds and changes the fortunes of those who care to write it and get it to those who needs it at a ready price they are ready to pay.

This write up is not about books. It is about you. Do you have a talent for writing? Are there ideas flowing in your mind and you are absolutely sure that others will need it? Have you written a book and it is rotting away on your desk because you don't know how to get it published. If you even know how to get it published what about the money to publish it? I see. That's your own problem.

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Yes. I have a mentor. If not for my mentor. I couldn't have had my book written so easily and get it published.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Inspiring And Street Smart Success Lessons From 12 Great Nigerians

The fastest way to failure is to ignore people who have succeeded in the field in which you want to succeed. On the other hand, if you want to achieve lasting success, the fastes path is to learn from those who have been there before. The secret of those who have achieve greatness is hidden in their stories.

In this lecture, you will have the advantage of learning success lessons from 12 great Nigerian who have made it in this land. Forget about what people are saying. Nigeria is a fertile land. Those who saw it that way and took action reached the promised land. Some of the things that made them highly sought after is what you'll find in this lesson.

They cut across all facet of the Nigerian strata. Some are in the transportation industries. Others are in the food and beverages, sports, publishing, ICT, custume, event planning and journalism. One thing-they all have different perspective to success.

It is believed that you'll find your own path from the traces they left behind in the path they have tread.

Success Lessons From 12 Nigerians You Cannto Ignore

Here are the 12 Nigerian you may want to know:

  1. Frank Nneji: He is the CEO of ABC Transport. When he was a corps member, he raised N750 to start his business. He had no formal education in business and he was inexperienced but he dived into the shark infested world of business at age 23. Today, he is an example in how to run consistent profitable business enterprise and still remain credible. Here are the success lessons from this great Nigerian:-
  • Define your goals clearly
  • Never allow people to discourage you from pursuing your dreams
  • Have a dogged determination to succeed
  • Become an expert in your field.
  • Read, read, read and study to master your area.
  • Delay gratification.
  • Take risks, use resources and capital to create wealth.

You can call those lesson 7 street smart success lessons from Frank Nneji.

  1. Otunba Isaac Durojaiye: He was the one who opened shop for business and never had a single customer for 4 years. This is to say, he waited for 4 solid years to make his first sale is business. He is the one who pioneered human waste management business in Nigeria and on a large scale. He created the slogan ' shit business is serious business'. He is the CEO of DMT Mobile Toilets. What success lessons can we learn from this great Nigerian?







  • Determine God's purpose for your life and stick to it.

  • Be pragmatic. Trust your intuition.
  • Do extensive research.
  • Always believe that in crisis time, there is a miracle.
  • Get ready to pay the price.
  • Start with what you have

Let's call his success secrets 6 Wonderful Steps To Enduring Success.

  1. Abolaji Osime(Mrs): This enterprising young woman is a serial entrepreneur. She is the CEO of world of fun and global international college. She is a hyper active woman whose organisation has placed more than 300 Nigerian in different universities in the UK. Here are success lessons we can extract from her:
  • Never be afraid to start things differently.
  • Learn to foresee problems before they come.
  • Learn from those ahead of you.
  • Pay attention to the business side of what you are doig.
  • Be daring. Make impact.
  • Help others to succeed.

Her lessons reveal to us 6 Practical Ways To Sweet Success.

  1. John Tani Obaro: If you have heard about SystemSpecs, this is the man who created it when software rarely existed in the vocabulary of many Nigerians. He left a comfortable and high paying jobn to pioneer software development business in 1991. The success in his chosen business shows a clear pathway to a focused life. Here are the success lessons from this guru:
  • Learn to define your niche area.
  • Focusing your energy helps you achieve a lot.
  • Be well organized and always play to your strength.
  • Trust God.
  • Have a long-term vision.

In Obaro we see 5 Uncommon Success Lessons You Must Adopt Now!

  1. Bamidele George: This philantropist run an orphanage in Lagos, Nigeria. Her passion is to love and care for abandoned children. She believes in living for a cause bigger than oneself. Her real life started in 1990 when she discovered that her pupose in life was to care for the less priviledge in the society. She shows us less talked about path to success thus:
  • You need a good relationship with God.
  • You must be goal-oriented.
  • Background and challenges of life can be indication of ones calling.
  • It is important to take notes.
  • Start on time.
  • Take advantage of role models.
  • Carry your family along and engage their support.
  1. Pat Utomi: He is well known as a practitioner and teacher of entrepreneurship. He is a multi-talented Nigerian with core conpetencies in teaching and creating new businesses. He was a special assistant to former President Shehu Shagari at 27. He was also the Managing Director of Volkswagen Nigeria at 32. His life shows teaches us that you are not limited by the lower made at the university. He came out with a second class lower grade. What success lessons can we learn from him?
  • What makes for success is strenth of character, knowledge and a sense of service to others.
  • Stay close to values that are good and keep reinforcing them.
  • Be contented.
  • Follow your desire even if people think you are crazy.
  • Never give up.
  • Think creatively.
  • Do what others overlook.
  • Increase your skill level.
  • Stop comparing yourself with others.
  • Work hard. Nothing just happens.
  • Respect other people no matter their status in life.
  • Be obsessed with self development.
  • Do the work you enjoy.
  • Get mentors.

Are your eyes open to the 14 Creative Ways To Achieve Success In Record Time? That's what Pat has shown in his success lessons.

  1. Sunny Obazu Ojeagbase: He was a recruit in the Nigerian army with children and wife to cater for. The low income and limited education was a limitation to realising his dream of a comfortable life. Through self-development effort, he took GCE exam and followed it up with a training in sport journalism. Between then and now, a lot of things has changed. He is not only a publisher of popular tabloids like Complete Sports, Complete Football, Success Digest Extra, Complete Water etc, he is also the pioneer of Internet business and training in Nigeria. His examples shows that you don't need a university certificate to make it in life. Let's see what success lessons we can learn from this great Nigerian:
  • It's never too late to change your direction in life.
  • Very good books can transform your life.
  • Don't just read, learn to apply what you read.
  • Persistence is the key to success.
  • Never miss it in marriage. A very supportive wife can propel your life to heights you never dreamt of.
  • It's okay to fail. Don't take it personal. Try again each time you fail.
  • Don't depend on a single source of income.
  • Find what you really love doing and how people can pay you for it.
  1. Leke Alder: He is the CEO of ALDER CONSULTING. He studied law at the university of Ife but never practiced it. His passion lie in the arts. He loves painting and creating art works. He is the fore-runner of the branding industry in Nigeria. Here are the success lessons he propagates:
  • Follow your heart.
  • Be willing to pay the price.
  • Work at developing your gift no matter your educational background.
  • Be bold and never get discouraged.
  • Stop managing, start leading.
  • God cannot be separated from it all.
  1. Kehinde Kamson (Mrs): She is the CEO of sweet sensation-a business she started as a room and parlour outlet. An accountant by training, her desire to spend more time with her children led her to resign from her job. But she was not idle. She started making cakes for sale which later grew to become a formidable fast food outlet. According to her, success lessons to be adopted are as follows:
  • Never be afraid to start small.
  • Build gradually. Don't be in a hurry.
  • Put passion into everything you do.
  • Pursue good education.
  • Right timing is very important.
  • Never quit.
  • Always seek God's guidance.
  1. Larry Izamoje: He is the CEO of Brila 88.9 FM. He was well known for introducing music into sports broadcasting in Nigeria working at OGBC 2 FM, Abeokuta. His is very passionate about talking sports. His company is the first all sports radio station in Nigeria and Africa. Success lessons from his stable are:
  • Find something that you really love doing.
  • Don't stay on a job that is depressing you.
  • Develop a healthy relationship with God.
  • Keep pedalling. As long as you do, you won't fall.
  • Be the best at whatever you do.
  • Don't compare yourself with others.
  • Be humble. Say no to pride.
  • Make your money work for you by investing it.
  1. John Momoh: He was a newscaster with the NTA in the 80's. Now, is the CEO of Channels T.V. He carved a niche for himself in the private T.V. industry years after he decided to set up a unique television station outside government control. He had a stint with poverty living in one room apartment with his seven sibblings and parents. His success story is really spectacular. He teaches us that you are not really down until you begin to think so. Here are success lessons from his stable:
  • Don't dabble into areas you are not meant to be in.
  • If nobody trains you, train yourself.
  • Develop a passion for your dream.
  • Continously improve yourself.
  • When opportunity knocks, grab it.
  • Find your talent, develop it and use it.
  • Clarify your goals.
  • Stay on the side of truth.
  • Add value to other people's life and money will follow.
  1. Adenike Ogunlesi: She was admitted to study law at the university (ABU Zaria) but dropped out after 2 weeks. Not that she was not brilliant; she felt that university education was not meant for her. She had another passion in making fabrics which she learnt from her mother. She is today the CEO of Ruffle 'n' Tumble. Her uniques success lessons are:
  • Discover yourself early.
  • Make a U turn no matter how far you have gone in the wrong direction.
  • Grow to the top don't jump to the top.
  • It may be tough but you'll get there.
  • Develop and master a skill. It will open doors for you.
  • Youn people should invest in real estate.

Go over the success lessons from these 12 great Nigerian over and over again. It is certain you'll start doing something differently.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Decision-Proven Magic Key To Success

Why do so many people fail perpetually and end their lives in frustration? What is the common enemy which every man must practically conquer? What is the quickest path to set feet on the pedestal of fortune and fame?
Several years ago, an analysis of over 25,000 men who had experienced failure was conducted in the U.S. In that prolonged study, it was discovered that lack of decision was the major reason responsible for their failure. In this one life you have, it is expedient for you to acquire the skill of taking prompt decisions on every area of your life. Your decisions should be timely, profitable and life enhancing. You need to build your capacity to take definite decisions so you can effortlessly overcome procrastination-the chief cause of under-achievement and failure.
The ability to take prompt decisions which are rarely changed will empower you to make fortunes beyond your wildest imagination. Such is the experience of hundreds of people who had accumulated fortunes well beyond the million dollar mark.
Widely recognized Internet personalities like Jimmy D. Brown, Yanik Silver, Jim Rohn, Robert Kiyosaki and others to numerous to be mentioned speak glowingly of the successes they had recorded and the fortunes they had created for themselves and others over the years through the power of decisions.
Jim Rohn told a story about his former associates who kept wondering how he became so rich and successful within a short space of 5 years. He took a decision to be rich. He learned money management skills and how to run successful businesses. They refused to change their own ways and remained in the valley of indecision as regards those subject matter. While he became so rich and highly respected 5 years later, those former associates of his remained poor, frustrated and miserable.
Taking prompt decision exert great impact on you it changes your level and rating among others. It moves you forward and makes you fulfilled years after sowing the seed.
Here are other vital points you need to consider as you make effort to positively apply the teachings of this article:
(1) Majority of people who fail to succeed are generally easily influenced by the opinion of others

(2) Opinions are the cheapest commodity on earth

(3) If you are influenced by other people’s opinions. You will not succeed in any undertaking

(4) Keep your own counsel by reaching your own decisions and following them

(5) Take no one into confidence except your frustrated associates

(6) Thousands of men and women carry inferiority complexes with them all through life, because some well meaning but ignorant person destroyed their confidence through ‘opinion’ or ridicule

(7) Don’t disclose your purpose if you need facts or information from other people to enable you reach decisions.

(8) Keep your eyes and ears wide open and your mouth closed if you wish to acquire the habit of prompt decision

(9) Understand that genuine wisdom is usually conspicuous through modesty and silence

(10) Remember that if you talk about your plans too frequently you may be surprised when you learn that some other people has beaten you to your goal

It is now your duty to start taking decisions that will improve your life and make it count.

Friday, October 9, 2009

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Monday, August 3, 2009

7 Financial Lessons Your Parents Never Taught You………Plus, You Will Never Be Taught At School

Parents like to pamper children to make them enjoy life. This happens especially when they have the financial empowerment to put food on their table and can afford basic necessity for comfort.
Let us consider this scenario created by an adult who remembered his childhood after fumbling with the way he handles the money he had earned in life. He wished he had learnt financial literacy early in life.

‘Mummy loves to make life comfortable for me. My father was not different. They both labored to please us. We had good clothes to wear and always dressed smart. Sometimes when we were in the teenage years, I would overhear my mummy asking my dad when the next salary will be paid. My father, a dedicated civil servant always talk about how the salary is not enough to take him home. As soon as the money is paid, it never settled the bills so there is always carry over and the debt keep pilling up. It is now that I am a financially informed adult that I fully appreciate the problems my parents had.’.
Everyone needs to have one form of financial education or another. It is a subject we cannot ignore.
There are certain things about money and finance that our parents never taught us. Not because they hate us but because of their ignorance which was responsible for the failure in money matters.
If anybody want to live a comfortable life, there are certain skills we must acquire and knowledge to be acquired.

Here are 7 financial Lessons Your Parents Never Taught You

1. Education Will Not Make You Rich But Financial Literacy Will. No matter what profession or class you belong, if you do not get serious about this lesson, your financial life may be in tatters. Go over that sentence again. ‘Education will not make you rich but financial literacy will’. This is the basic principle of creating life comfort and wealth. No matter how lucrative your course is, it will not make you rich. There are many doctors, lawyers, engineers, journalists, broadcasters, marketers, etc. finding it difficult to survive despite the fact that they have good jobs and paid fat salary. What will make you become rich is financial literacy. This one respects no man. It is a law. It cannot be broken. If a person with secondary school certificate has financial literacy, he will be rich. If a professor lacks financial literacy, he will be poor. It is that simple. Stories and examples abound of artisans who never had the privilege of attending the conventional schools but still have home to shelter their families with choice properties. Contrarily, we have also heard about professors and retired civil servants who lived miserable life post retirement just because they lack financial education.

2. The Rich Don’t Work For Money. But our parents told us to work hard at our studies so that we could get good grades, have good degree, get good job and be paid fat salary. They taught us to work for money and that is the life we are living. Whatever your background. No matter how fat your salary is. If you want to be rich, understand this lesson-the Rich Don’t Work For Money. In the contrary, ‘Money Work For The Rich’. Many families, civil servants, politicians, top flight professionals work for money. They are money slaves and money is a wicked task master. It runs away from people who work for it but unbelievably pursue those who make it works for them. Where do you want to belong? Work for money or make money work for you? If you work for money, you will not be rich. If you put your money to work, you will be rich. That is the secret of the rich.

3. Mind Your Own Business. This is another vital lesson in personal finance. If you are working for somebody, what you are entitled to is salary. No more no less. You know nothing about the profits the boss is making through your effort. You end up being the monkey while your boss is the baboon. Haven’t you heard the tale ‘monkey dey work, baboon they chop’ before? Even it is the same thing for civil servants. They work for government. Their job is the business of government. But to be financially independent, you need to have a business of your own. Create a business around your talent and passion. It is the way to wealth. Find people in need of a defined service, give them what they want in exchange for money. The richest people in the world owns personal business they run. A civil servant should consider per time business around their skills. If you have no skill, learn one and sell it to those who need the service.

4. Car, House, Not Your Asset. This phenomenon was formerly popular in the developed countries with mortgage service for citizens. Now that the wind had blown to Nigeria, it is high time we talked about it. Most people think car is an asset. They think having a personal home is an asset yet it is not. An asset is anything that put money into your pocket. i.e. generate income for you. A liability is anything that take money out of your pocket. Be warned. You can never find this definition in your dictionary. If your car does not generate income for you, it is a liability. Simple. If your house does not generate income for you, it is not an asset. It is a liability. Hope you get the gist.? Never forget this lesson. It will determine your ability to create wealth and be happy in life.

5. If You Want To Be Rich, Keep More And Spend Less. This is a discipline you must build. Learn to save. What you save will save you in time of financial crisis. What you save will make you profit from taking opportunities that may arise suddenly in the future. With this, you can grow your wealth.

6. Learn To Create Ideas To Solve Your Money Problems. Whenever you are faced with money problems, think about anything you can sell to raise the money. Think about service you can render to attract the money you want.

7. Work To Learn, Don’t Work For Money: If you are working for somebody, set a goal to become better, wiser and smarter. The better you are, the more you attract favor and opportunities to yourself. If you work for money, you will end up in frustration because money is never enough. Develop your self and multiply your skills. You will never be a loser.
That is the curtain raiser for the financial lessons.