Money

Money is good; but hard to find. If it were not so, lazy people would find it. If it were air to breathe, even beggars would be rich. But as it is hard to find, only the hard find it. If you are hard, you surely will find it. If you want to find it, you have to be hard.

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loss and life

Have you some loss of recent incurred?
Nothing at all with loss is wrong;
Loss is fully part of life;
Loss of money is possible to have;
Loss of property also you have;
Loss of opportunity that comes your way;
Loss of someone so dear to you;
Loss and loss and loss and loss;
loss indeed that makes souls cry;
But what you do when loss does come
is what will matter the most to you;
Weep and wail and curse the gods;
Or smile and give good thanks to God;
The latter I think it’s right to do,
For loss could be a blessing indeed;
It may, new doors, open to you for life;
Create opportunities much better than before,
Close a door that might have led to doom,
Or draw you closer to your God.
Thank Him then for the loss you have;
And search for the blessing
He’s buried in it for you.

Right where you are

Many people think the treasure they want in this world can only be found in other lands and not in their own land. Hence, they leave home and go into the world. Nothing wrong with this actually; and some people do go and come home with the treasure they seek. But the truth is even the home that they leave to go out has all that they go to seek.

What you are seeking is right where you are. See how well this poem conveys this message. It is titled Right where you are.
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RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE

Is it money you seek?
It’s right where you are;
Is it love you seek?
It’s right where you are.
Is it excellent company you seek?
It’s right where you are.
The treasure you want
Is right where you are.
You don’t need to go out
To get it;
Just dig deeper where you are;
And if you don’t find it,
Dig a little deeper;
And dig deeper and deeper;
And keep on digging;
Until the well bursts open;
And fresh water gushes out.
No need to go out
In search of fresh water;
No need to go out
In search of treasure;
No need to go out
In search of love;
It’s right where you are.

Are you marrying Who or What?

What will you consider before you marry? Shall you be looking at who the person you want to marry is or
what he/she is?

If you are already married, what did you consider? Did you consider who the person you wanted to marry was or what he/she was?

What is important to consider? Is it who the person is or what the person is?

If you are looking at what the person is then you are looking at the person’s position in society. You are looking at whether the person occupies a big position or not. If the person does not occupy a big position, you will not marry him or her.This is marriage of interest. You want a marriage for economic empowerment.

If you are looking for who the person is, then you are looking at the human qualities of the person such as honesty, kindness, Godliness, love, integrity, prayer life, etc.

One reason a lot of marriages go on the rocks is putting what the other person is at the center instead of who he/she is.

Put who not what. This means go for a spouse who has a loving heart; will love you; will be kind and caring; will be honest and faithful and will support you instead of someone in a big position with a big pay package who will provide all your material needs but will not give you the love and care that every heart yearns for.

Look at who you are marrying not what.

Take a risk

“If you are not ready to risk the unsusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn.

If you want to make it in a significant way in life, take a risk. Those who tread safely raise no dust; but leave no footprints as well. To leave foot prints on the sand of time, learn to take risks.

There are some people who cannot travel by plane. They fear the possibility of a plane crash. They do not want to take such a risk. The result is they do not travel. They do not discover new places. They do not experience the enjoy of travelling.

There are people who are not married because they want to be very sure that the one they will marry will be exactly as they desire. They keep rejecting girl after girl or boy after boy as years go by; and soon it becomes too late; they end up not married.

There are people who cannot venture into business because they do no want to run the risk of losing their money.They admire people who are doing well in business, but fear to try it themselves.

There are people who fear to do politics and run for high office like the leadership of their country. They fear taking such a big risk. But, if you want to become president, you have to take the risk of running for president.

If you want to become a business magnate, you must be ready to take a risk and go into business; and invest your money.

If you want to win big, take the risk of setting for yourself a big goal.

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” William G.T. Shodd.

Managing a small income.

One reader has raised the issue of income being too small to manage. Can one’s income be too small to bother about proper management?

No. If you cannot manage a small  income, you cannot manage a big one.

Managing your income is planning and using it as planned. If you have one dollar and buy the first thing that you see, that will be poor management. You decide what is most important to buy, then buy it. That is good management.

Geting your priority with your one dollar makes you better than someone with one thousand dollars who  squanders it on beer while his priority is waiting for him.

Many great things start in small ways.

No matter how small your income may be, learn to manage it well. By the time a big one comes, you shall have mastered good management; and will thus, manage it well.

Money is how you manage it.

There is a musician who sings “To have money is not difficult. It is to manage it that is difficult.” This is to say that it does not suffice to have money. You have to manage it well.

There are people with big salaries who have nothing to show and others with small salaries who do big things. What actually matters is not how much you earn, but how well you manage what you earn.(Tweet).  A well-paid job is not enough. Managing what you earn is important else you regret later.

Learn how to manage your finances well.

If you find yourself on the wrong road in the management of your finances,  go back and take the right road. There is no use continuing a journey if you find yourself driving on the wrong road. (Tweet).

Its name is money!

Are you aware?

Of this slippery commodity called money?

It’s slippery, indeed;

Even when places are dry;

You want to know why?

Think; and you shall know.

It ‘s not only slippery;

It’s both slippery and dangerous.

And you must beware;

Lest on it you slip and fall;

And who knows?

You could break your neck;

A thing I don’t want to see you do.