Becoming Rich Is Easy – But Most People Don’t Do The Easy Stuffs
A man had so many wives, and would usually turn his attention to the last wife (Amaria) every time he marries a new one who automatically becomes the last.
At a time he stopped marrying and decided to keep the wives he had….. The problem now began because the last wife enjoyed every attention she ever wanted.
The other wives were angry about their situation and none of them could challenge the husband.
One day, the first wife who had long lost grip of the husband decided to find ways to get her husband’s attention back again… So she went in search of the solution.
At last, she found solace in the hands of a very old man who had lived for many decades and his work at this age in time was simply to guide his people spiritually.
The old man consults the gods for the villagers whenever they wanted him to do so.
So, the women narrated her problems with her husband and how the new wife has taken away her joy from her and the other wives.
It was time for the old man to consult the gods and proffer solutions…..
This is what he told the woman….
“My daughter, your situation is of course a very sorrowful one and the problem right now is the demand of the gods from you. I doubt if you would be able to…….”
As he was about to finish his statement…. the woman interrupted and said,
“What on earth is that difficult thing that I cannot do? What is it that’s so tough? Just go ahead and reveal it to me and let’s see if I won’t do it. After all, what is important to me right now is winning the heart of my dear husband. A man I started my entire life with, a man that disvirgined me? A man through which I became the woman that I am today? Please just tell me. Even if I have to eat shit, I will go on and do it… even if I …..”
The old man didn’t also allow her to finish her statement before he laid it bare to her…
“Madam, the gods said you must bring the breast milk of a lioness feeding her cubs.
That was without a shock as she got up immediately and told the old man to give her just three good days.
She disappeared and indeed came back two days later with the breast milk.
How did you get it the Old man asked?
She smiled and told the old man that whatever is here on earth is for man to use, and for man to use it, he needs the brain.
That’s all? The old man asked… She said “Oh Yes. that’s it.”
The old man then began…….
“Madam, you’ve done really well and I can confirm to you that your problem has already been solved even before you arrived here.”
She looked at him in this manner as if the man has forgotten he had asked her to go and get some milk from a Lioness.
The Old man went on…
“Hmmmm, madam, I must ask you a question first. How were you able you get this breast milk.?”
Again she smiled as though it was one very easy thing to do.
And she went on to narrate how she seduced the Lioness to sleep and got the milk from her breast while she was busy feeding her cubs.
It was a final note for the old man……
Well, at this point, every other person had seen a brave woman with a lot of intelligence and they wanted to hear the old man’s final verdict.
It was a still atmosphere… Everyone including the gods stood still for the old man’s final words to this woman.
So he went and said….. Hmmmm, madam the gods’ said that the same skill, that you used to put that Lioness to sleep, the strategy, the touch, the calm, and patient approach you’ve used is all that is required for you to win your husband’s heart back to you.
What a great lesson here?
Do you admire the wealth of others?
Do you dream of becoming as rich as these people?
Do you imagine yourself breaking into the arena of the wealthy in your society?
If yes. then this is the lesson to be learned.
Everyone wants a good life, but we always fail to do the simple task that brings that wealth.
We always want to start the big way.
We want to be millionaires in one swoop…..Forgetting the little things that brings the wealth…
We neglect the easy ways out of our problems because we always think the hard things are the only ways to get what we want in life.
For example, there is a law about creating wealth…..
And what’s the law?
It says you have to SELL something…….
It didn’t say you have to give something for free…
It didn’t say you have to get something from someone else…
It didn’t say you have to consult the gods…
It didn’t say you have to covet anyone’s property…..
It simply said…… Sell Something.
Now, you are either selling a product or a service.
Everyone has got what it takes to either build a product or offer a service.
But this is what most of us do…..
We go straight to school, on the finances of our parents or guardians..
And once we are out, we begin to look for the white-collar job…..
Of course, the task in getting the job is another difficult thing to go through even though it’s about giving your services in exchange to get paid…
So we wait and waste years…..
There are simple and easy stuffs the wealthy man would do in this sense…
He thinks first about a problem people have around him…
He goes on to either get the product or services from someone who already has it and sell to these people or goes on to offer himself to serve the people and gets paid.
If he knows that the people need to solve a problem, and he doesn’t have the skill, he goes on to acquire these skills.
What would you do instead?
After graduating from school, you will never look at a book again for once to read about how to create wealth.
The moment you’ve stayed at home for years, you’ll start looking for a scapegoat to hang the blames on them…
That would start with you first blaming some spirits who probably never knew about you.
It starts with attacking your innocent family members. Your neighbors, Friends, Bosses, and the list goes on.
You didn’t realize that you’ve been wasting time watching movies that would never affect your growth positively.
You didn’t realize that the circles of friends you’ve kept all these years only dream and think about miraculous wealth only… Never for once have they thought that they needed to sell something to grow their wealth.
You didn’t realize that becoming an employee is not the only way out of your sorry state.
You didn’t realize that your country is not the only employer of labor…
No, you didn’t…..
All that’s filled your head is “One day-One day” God will open a way.
Forgetting that God has opened the way since the very day you were brought into this world.
You continue on this path until one day, you can no longer think well again.
And the only option is to pick a gun and go to the road.
Sell assets meant for a generation unborn instead of creating more assets and building the portfolio.
The saddest part is that the moment one person among your peers finds his or her bearing and starts creating his or her wealth, it’s as if the devil has just moved into your head.
You will begin to hate that person for no reason.
Maybe you greeted the person and he or she didn’t hear or see you.
The next minute, you will begin to cry that the person is too proud.
Listen to me hear……
There are simple and little disciplines you can adopt instead of wasting time blaming people.
Very simple stuffs instead of hating
Simple stuffs instead of complaining…..
You can become wealthy or rich.
You can be successful or be whoever you want to be.
It takes simple little disciplines
Start by learning something that you can give in exchange for money.
When you start learning…. Go on to practice it.
The moment you can be sure it is worth going public, start executing
Stop the mentality of quick money-making schemes.
Stop rejecting offers or jobs because you think you are bigger than it.
Stop playing at work because it is not a shell or NNPC or one United Bank For Africa job
Get serious with your lives.
Get serious with the little task you’ve been assigned to execute.
Stop dreaming and fantasizing without taking some simple easy steps
Stop wishing, start doing…. Read the books, listen to the experts, attend the seminars, attend the trainings…. So you don’t have to hate those who took the steps and have become rich today.
We want the easy ways out, but we neglect the easy ways Into Our Solutions
We are mostly distracted by the shiny stuffs
We intentionally go blind for opportunities
We hate to learn….. We hate being mentored
Our philosophy is poor
We lack simple disciplines from the little neglects
How much money do you really think you need to make to be able to solve a very serious problem?
What is holding you from that little idea?
Your location isn’t the problem – Listen it’s even easier to make money in Nigeria than in any other country in the world. Mark my words.
There are countless opportunities deserving your attention today but you wouldn’t dare to turn to it.
Now I have this to tell you today.
Find a teacher, Find a mentor, read the books, read the articles, attend the seminars, practice what you’ve been taught.
This can only happen if you change first. You’ve To Change. Change Your Philosophy & Every Other Thing Will Change for you
Do The Easy Stuffs – Find a few simple things that will take you to your end goals and start doing them every day. Every week, every month, and build on it.
Once you know the simple task, work hard on them each day, week, month, year…..
Remember that the things that are easy to do are also easy not to do – And of course, that’s the difference between success & failure.
Your job will be to avoid neglecting the easy things you could do every day because when you neglect these easy things each day, it grows into an infection called the disease of neglect.
Over time, these simple neglects that have become disease turns around to hunt you.
In closing today, I would love to leave you with these words…..
- Becoming Rich Is Easy if only you start by doing the easy stuffs
- When you start doing the easy stuffs, never neglect doing it each day or time
- Nigeria is an easy place to become rich – stop running abroad
- Change who you are and every other thing will change for you
Thanks for listening……
Remember that nothing will ever change for you if you have not changed.
This means change has to start from you first.
Your philosophy, Your Beliefs, Your Commitment….
My name remains Tim Abel.