Once upon a time a team of young people came together to have a discussion about their future. They were in their early teens, and they seemed in a hurry to know what their future held for them. The imagined and postulated on what was possible and what was not, who will likely become what and all what not. While they rambled and rumbled, an elderly woman passed by and overheard their discussions and arguments about the future.
The old woman slowed down until they noticed her and kept quiet. With a shrill voice slightly more than a wisper, she looked one of them in the eye, and asked them a question that got them all puzzled, “Is your future bright?” Not knowing whether to answer for himself, answer for everybody or not answer at all, the silence gradually grew to wispers and and sign language. Haven gotten them where she wanted them to be, she went ahead to ask them which of them was willing to look into her crystal ball to see his/her future. The reaction that ensued reminds me of about four years ago, when I was presented with a similar opportunity in Poland, questions within a wide range fly around in your head, let’s not go there. After a while, they joked and heckled and they brazed up and decided to take a peek into their futures.
The Old woman brought out a crystal ball, but first asked them a few questions. “What do you want to become?”, “What is your dream?”, “What have you done about your dream?”, “What do you plan to do?” After they answered the questions, he showed them the crystal ball, and explained to them what she could see.
Many years later when they had somehow mysteriously become what the woman had seen in her crystal, one of them stumbled on a news paper report, and called as many of the others he could find together. In this news report, the elderly woman had confessed to the little prank she played over 20yrs ago. The truth astonished them all! The crystal ball was just a plain piece of glass ball she uses for stress relief, that she had accidentally carried with her that day. There was no future to be seen in the crystal! All she had told them, was what she was sure would happen to them if they had such dreams and such plans. She explained that the ones that had big dreams and no plans, were sure to end poor and frustrated, the ones with small dreams and no plans, poor but happy, and the ones with great dreams and good plans will surely get there! Interestingly, the pictures she described as a prank 20yrs ago, were picture perfect today!
In my little study of people, I have come to discover that very very few people ever pay more than lipservice to their future. It saddens my heart to say that the future of many people is not bright, it could be bright in their minds, but when you get to the brass tax of what they are doing to make it happen, it’s bleak.
Dreams don’t come to pass if you never wake up from them to make them happen. If you build castles in the air, you must be dilligent to put the foundation under. I marvel at how many of us have big lofty dreams, but how so few of us are engaging our energies deliberately. The question I want to ask you is are your dreams possible? Are you doing anything that will get you there? Or are you leaving it all in the “dependable” hands of chance? Is your future all a gamble, or can you predict it?
Let’s not be ambigous, let’s delve into a particular possibility. In one of the seminars I do regularly, I ask people what their goals are for passive income when they are no longer in employment, or even when they are in employment but have reached the golden age of 50. Many of them tell me figures that sound too good to be true. I’m usually amazed. I listen with excitement as people role out their dream figures, sometimes I beg them to be moderate, and the lowest I have heard in a long time, is $30,000 per annum.
$30,000 per annum sounds modest, it’s $2,500 per month, and is sufficient to take care of the essentials and leave a little to enjoy a few luxuries. When I ask people however for what they are doing to make this a reality however, is where I begin to see gaps. In Nigeria for example, you’ll need to have invested over $1,300,000 in building a property to earn $30,000 per annum. To get a good view of this, imagine that you have 10 apparments that pay $3000 per annum and ask yourself how much will it cost. If you look at shares, you’ll need a similar amount of investment to get that type of dividend per annum. Business could be more expensive or slightly cheaper. All these sound like doable until you find out how much savings is required to prepare for these goals, and how much the dreamer has. Not all who dream big dreams, have big plans. Many people don’t even have any plans!
I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but how do you intend to save N300,000,000 or $1,300,000? Are you hoping to win a lottery? Or is the deal in oil and gas lottery? Or will the small shares you are buying ever get there? It’s either you step up your plans or you cut your dream to size. Which do you want to do?
I discovered something interesting though, with as little as $250, sometimes even smaller and sometimes bigger, you can get to engage in a proper Network Marketing opportunity that can help you deliver your objectives and goals without ever needing up to $1m ahead. Some people get turned off when they hear of network marketing, yet they have no other viable plans. They are like the lazy man in the bible, who is eager to excuse his lack of resources to a lion being in the streets. There is no lion in the street, all that exists are mere scarecrows to ward off the lazy cowards so that the bold may have the first right of access. There are good companies with great models, and there are companies with models that are flawed. I have learnt by experience and can share mine with you, that is if you have not signed a covenant with experience as your only preferred teacher. Unknown to many people, statistics show that there is no other business model that has financially empowered more people than network marketing, you can check.
I haven’t said this is the only way, I have just said this is one of the cheapest and most probable ways. The simplicity might offend you but it’s not the first time that little hinges will swing big doors. Many of us are intellectuals, and we find it so easy to think from our almost set mindframes and conjour terminologies that make new things look bad. Everytime I look around and see companies that have lasted for 10yrs plus and are still growing with 4.5 million customers, or 50yrs, or 60yrs and haven’t reached the utopia of saturaton, I marvel at how for sure we couldn’t be using more than 5% of our brains. I have decided that irrespective of how I am termed, I’ll help as many as I can, not to make money in one year alone like I have had the ill fate of achieving before, but to set them up for a lifetime of residual income.
Is your future bright? What are you doing about it? If you really want to hear more, then make one of our meetings by using this link, and download this report by clicking here. I also want to go on a national tour and take what I know outside Lagos. I’ll be going to Abuja, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Calabar, Porthacourt, Enugu, Anambra, Ilorin, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Ekiti, Ife, Osogbo, Benin, Delta, Warri. If you live in any of these areas and you want to support in logistics or administration, or you want to be one of the key drivers in those places, please contact me ASAP. You can mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I also intend to do a West and East Africa tour. I’ll be going to Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Senegal, if you also live around those areas, pls contact me. I am in the process of firming my schedule and itenary for these travels. I will also be nominating and planting leaders in each of these regions. If you are in Lagos, I urge you to come on board now, or you will later. Stop wondering about the status of your future. Make your future bright!