There are two kinds of people in the world.
By this I don’t mean men and women.
The two kinds of people are not tall and short either.
In fact, I’m not talking of white and black
I mean, people who sell products/services for money and people who sell their time.
Poor people love to sell their time.
To them, that’s pretty easy and simple.
I want to agree with them.
Selling your time for money is actually very (very) easy.
Just go to school and study hard.
After school look around and get a job.
When you get a job, you’re not having the tough works or thinking, strategizing or fighting for market.
In fact, your employer may run into lose and you’ll still smile.
It’s very simple and easy.
Wake up every morning to go to work.
Obey all the commandments at the working place.
Play along with the office politics and repeat all these for 21 days every month for 35 years.
That’s what our society taught you to do.
But I tell you, that’s not the way to wealth.
I don’t care how hard you work, as long as you’re selling your time, you cannot be rich.
I don’t care how much your employer is giving you, as long as you’re selling your time, forget it, you cannot be rich.
The rich don’t sell their time. They sell products/services.
The difference here is, if you’re selling your time, you only have about 12 hrs each day to work.
However, if you’re selling products/services, you can “work” 1,000 or even 10,000 hours every day.
Yea, you can do this by employing other people and technologies to work for you. This way, you’ll be making money, even when you’re on the bed with your wife.
I think our society was built on deceptions and that’s the reason why every child is trained to be employee.
I’m going to spend the rest of my life to fight against this stupidity, believe me.
I need to tell you that it’s not very easy to be an entrepreneur either.
You have to learn hard, think hard, fight hard.
But you see, it does worth it.
The freedom, lifestle and cash makes it worth it.
Don’t believe anyone who tells you that you cannot be an entrepreneur.
Many of you know my story.
I was born in a very poor village (Oyi-Adio Osun State, Nigeria).
Not just that.
I was born with an unusual health challenge that made me to be sick about two time every month.
Growing up, I couldn’t play like normal children.
I couldn’t fight. I couldn’t even go to school normally (because I would be sick like twice every month).
My father was a poor cocoa farmer and my mother a tailor.
I had NOTHING while growing up except God and determination to build a successful business.
But that was enough.
You have to stop selling your time for money.
How can you start?
Very simple (though not easy)
Simply start learning how to build a company.
I know many people hate this advice but I don’t have any better one.
Listen. You spent more than 20 years to learn how to be who you are today.
School taught you from day one till you finished the university, how to sell your time.
You’ve spent more than 20 years to learn the WRONG thing and it will be a joke for you to want to do the right thing with the wrong education school gave you.
That’s my advice.
Go out today and buy at least 3 business books.
Yes, buy at least 2 business books every month.
Attend seminars where successful entrepreneurs share their wisdom.
Visit this blog at least 3 times every week to learn from me.
Plus, if you want a step-by-step practical entrepreneurship training, you can join the Africa Business University
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We have students from the UK, US, Nigeria, South Africa and we’re moving to other countries very soon.
The joy of it is that, we have students who pay much school fees and we give scholarship to other Africans
I think you need to stop selling your time for money.
I think you need to learn how to sell products/services.
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