Why You Should Stay Away From Your Friends That Don't Talk About Money
Most of us have been taught that money is the root of all evil and one of the things you do not talk about.
In society it seems like it's all right to tell people you are broke or middle class, but get rich and you can't talk about money anymore.
For most people it's like hearing nails on a chalkboard when someone talks about their Rolls-Royce, their jet, and their country club.
Why? I want to give you permission to talk about your financial success.
Instead of being offended by those who talk about money, you should avoid those who don't. And be wary of those who can't make money, who spend all their money, or who can't pick up the bill. You can't learn anything from penny savers and misers who can squeeze a quarter until the eagle cries.
It's not true that it takes money to make money. The truth is that it takes courage to make money; 80 percent of all millionaires today are first-generation millionaires. They didn't inherit their money or start with money. You have to be courageous to connect with new customers, get more attention, and dominate your customers so that they can think of no one else.
Making money, keeping money, and then multiplying money requires a monster commitment, dedication, and an obsession with growth. If you work for someone else, take responsibility for growing the company, not just earning a paycheck. That will stack the deck for both your employer and you. Don't be a mere spectator when it comes to making money. Be sure you are on the field trying to score.
There is so much money on this planet it is mind-boggling, yet most people have next to none. Most people don't have money because they believe there is a shortage of money, or they believe they don't deserve it or that it's hard to get.
I take the attitude that money is everywhere. Everyone has money, and if they are treated right and provided with what they asked for (and more than that), they will happily give me their money. My battle cry is "Who's got my money?"
Let's take a look at one of Africa's wealthiest man - Mike Adenuga. Stories has it that He’s the second wealthiest Nigerian, after Aliko Dangote, and also owns the second largest telecom operator in Nigeria, with locations in Ghana, and the Benin Republic. This Nigerian billionaire features in the Forbes billionaire list 2016, to be worth about $11.3 billion U.S dollars.
Born on the 29th of April 1953 to Michael Agbolade Adenuga, a school teacher, he received his secondary education in Ibadan, Nigeria. Upon proceeding to the university, he worked as a taxi driver to help fund his university education, and eventually graduated from the Northwestern Oklahoma University and the Pace university, New York, with degrees in Business Administration.
When Adenuga returned from America to Nigeria, he took over his mother’s small business, and sold laces, coca-cola products, and other commodities. As he grew the business to sustainable heights, his revenues rose, till the venture became a larger enterprise.
In 1990, he got an oil drilling licence from the Nigerian government, and realised he had struck gold when in 1991, his company discovered oil in the shallow waters of south western Ondo state, in Nigeria.
Today the rest is history, as he has investments in Telecommunications, Banking, Oil & Gas, and several other sectors of the Nigerian economy.
So you see? If you dream big and work hard you will eventually create your luck. Money is everywhere and my goal is to get mine. Because of this mind-set, money comes to me easily, effortlessly, and abundantly. I can spend a lot of it and give it away and still have plenty.
Credits: Business Insider, Startup Daily