In the 19th century, it wasn’t necessary for married women to work. The man was the bread winner, and whatever bread he won, was enough to cater for the family. It was an agrarian age, and the labour of the man was sufficient to cater for his household, the requirements for farming were also mostly masculine, it was alright to bring the goods home, and have the woman continue from there. After a while, the concept of industries began to emerge, in the early 20th century, man entered the industrial age, in this age, concepts like division of labour, segregation of work and systems came into limelight. The requirement for working was no longer brute strength, at the same time, it became increasingly difficult for the salary of the man alone to take care of his family. The women started working to support their husbands; unmarried ladies started working because they would invariably need it. The concept of housewife started diminishing, as the man required support to provide for the needs of his household.\r\n\r\nToday, we are in the digital or information age. In this age, information has taken on fresh power, the bombardment of advertising is inundating, options are almost limitless and services are beginning to be more in vogue than products. Population has increased, the world has shrunk and the playing field is leveled. The earth is round, but the world is flat. In progression from the past, the requirements for today are not just the man and woman working, but one job is grossly insufficient. Except you have more than one source of income today, the ship of your life is heading for an iceberg. If your job ties you down to absolutely nothing else from 8am to 5pm, it better be paying you like a suicide bomber, because that is who you are. The next thoughts you are about to read is tonic for you to engage your brain and source for multiple streams of income.
\r\n\r\nFirst we have established the fact that your Job is not enough, except of course you are indeed a suicide bomber, doing it just for the kids. Else, don’t fool yourself; you can do a lot more with a little more. Some of the people reading this currently have a job that comes with an 8-5 handcuff, some don’t have any job at all, and some have one source of income job and think they are alright. Here are sure fire strategies to ensure that the ship of your life is being steered on course to the right end.\r\n\r\n1. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. This sounds like common sense, but a lot of Nigerians I know currently have all their eggs in one basket. I don’t know if it sounds bright to you to have all your source of income tied to one place. What will happen if for one reason or another, good or bad, you get fired? The only basket you should put all your eggs in is the one you are guarding with your life, at least that way you’ll die first before the eggs get broken. Once you get it straight into your head that all your eggs shouldn’t be in the same basket, you are on your way to making a success of your life cruise. People, who don’t seek, don’t find.\r\n\r\n2. Make the most of your free time. Time is money! I’m sure you have heard that before, but do an inventory of your time and how are you really spending it? You wake up very early, to spend 2hrs on the road to go to a job that you need to wait for traffic to clear before leaving at 9pm. What free time do you really have? If I check it, most people’s free time is weekend. What do you do on your weekends? You attend weddings, hang out with some funny old friends, clear the house, rest, and eat out? What of Sunday’s, TV, Sports, what else? Do a recap or inventory of your last 4 weekends, if none of your activities adds direct value to you or to your bank account, you are running down! Time is a very powerful tool, it’s the only resource that has the capacity to make every other resource change. Money grows in time, if properly invested; people appreciate in value in time, if engaged in the right activities. If the things you spend your time on don’t add to you, trust me, they are taking away from you. Look at your time carefully; you’ll see the leaks in your potential and your bank account.\r\n\r\n3. Look for value you can add. Money is not the cash in your pocket; it’s the reward of value you can add. If you want to understand money better, forget the Notes and paper bills. Think about the concept of trade by barter. People give other things to get the things they need, the way it works is that what I’m giving you is valuable to you, and what you are giving me is valuable to me. If you can think clearly in that frame of mind, you are on your way to creating lasting wealth, because think about it, there is something you have that is valuable to someone else, an there is something they have that is not valuable to them, but is valuable to you. Money is a legal tender created by man to serve as a standard for equating value. What value can you add? Trying to make money is a wrong business model, trying to add value is the best business model. Keep your eyes on the value, and you won’t miss the money. Keep your eyes on the money, and you’ll end up with a scam.\r\n\r\n4. Do FREE Stuff! Do you currently do anything for free? Is what you are doing for free of any value? I remember someone coming for one of our Sunday seminars for free, and exclaiming after that what he got from the meeting was more valuable than another meeting he paid N10,000 ($85) to attend. There are many talents, passions and potentials that die with the owner just because the owner never ventured to offer it for free. I have people who came to work with me as volunteers who currently have income targets of N1,000,000 plus monthly. Whatever it is you think you know how to do, start doing it for free. Cover a family friends wedding pictures for free, manage an event for free, decorate a party for free, develop websites for people for free, make cards for people for free, speak at birthdays for free, crack people’s ribs for free, have a blog and write for free, make someone’s hair for free, beautify someone for free, e.t.c. Not only will doing stuff for free give you an opportunity to showcase your talents and get customers, it will give you an opportunity to develop the skills offer value and ultimately get rewarded for offering value.\r\n\r\n5. Don’t only work for money; allow money to work for you. As I speak I have investments in different places working for me. Investment these days have become an information game. Those who know first make the big bucks, then those who know next. There are many vehicles for making money work for you, a few of them are the local stock market, the international stock market, real estate, other people’s businesses, the Forex market, Intellectual Property, the Internet, e.t.c. Which of these vehicles are you using today? Are you skeptical about any? Are you assuming you are too small to play in any? Do you have a stock broker? Do you have a financial adviser? Do you buy Financial News? Are you subscribed to any information source? Who has been advising you? Stop reading and sighing, start reading and taking action.\r\n\r\nThis Sunday will witness another thorough exposition on foreign stocks, penny stocks and IPOs, Forex and local stocks opportunities. We’ll also be opening up some Private Placement and juicy real estate opportunities for NNC members. We’ll also be speaking about emerging opportunities and even other job streams. It’s free for the readers of www.deoluakinyemi.com, all you need do is book your seat ahead by sending a text message (name, email and phone number) to Fidelis on 07085714245. The venue is Memorable Gathering, Opp Tisco Plaza, Alausa off Daily Times B/Stop, the time is 2pm-4pm. The CDs for the last two Sunday\’s are available for purchase. For people interested in VIP seats it’s also available at N2000 only (subsidized for N1000 for readers from here). When you get to the venue, please indicate Adeolu as your sponsor. This event is being subsidized by a number of organizations including the New Nigeria Club. You can\’t afford to miss this power packed meeting.