I am writing this article at exactly 6:38 on a Tuesday morning.
By this time, a lot of people are already on their way to work.
This includes people who spend very little time with their family.
Not because they don’t love them, but because they get home very late.
And they have to wake up get out as early as 5am so they won’t be late to work.
So, why the rush?
It is all for one thing – MONEY.
Without money, it is practically impossible to do anything in this world of ours.
Problem is, if you ask most of these people what their opinion about money is, they would probably tell you that they really don’t care about money and quote the bible wrongly that money is the root of all evil.
And they will also tell you they don’t worry about money.
Yet, they spend about 75% of their day working to earn some money.
And people who live this way (which is majority of the population) are always worrying about money because they never get enough.
They want enough money to pay for a better life so they don’t have to worry about it but they follow an expired formula.
The expired formula looks like this:
Get a good job–> Work hard and start saving some money–> Get promotion–> Work hard MORE to save more money
The problem with this formula is:
It is even hard to get a job that will pay you a good amount of money and even if you do, saving is difficult because you find out that the money never seems to be enough.
So, they get stuck in what is called the rat race where it becomes hard for you to leave your job and find something better because you have a lot of bills to pay.
Truth is, unless you have a high paying job (which only a very small percentage of the population have), it is hard to get rid of money worries this way because you actually don’t control your income. Your employer or the government does.
You can’t increase your monthly salary.
You can’t promote yourself.
And worst still, your employer can decide to fire or retain you.
But most people still follow the formula anyway because they don’t know any better.
This formula could have worked some 30 years ago (like in the days of Chief Obafemi Awolowo) but if you look around, you will find out that the world has changed.
This ain’t 1965. Time to change your strategies about money.
So, what is the ONE thing you can start doing now
that will help you end money worries?
It is by following a subtle advice by Robert Kiyosaki in his bestselling book.
In his book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki says –
“To become financially free, you have to mind your own business”.
The problem is, most middle class people who struggle with money don’t really know how to make money from a business and they don’t know how to successfully make money because they don’t know how to sell.
This brings us to the hidden advice in his book which is:
ONE Valuable Skill You Can Develop that Will Surely Transform Your Finances Is The Ability to Sell.
Lack of this one skill is why a lot of people still find it hard to succeed with making money even after joining all sorts of affiliate programs, Network marketing or even attempting to start a business.
Fortunately, the ability to sell is just learnable like any other skill.
It is just that it is not taught in schools.
That is why most people who depend solely on education gotten from schools perform poorly at selling.
If you dedicate a reasonable amount of time and funds to learning practical strategies to sell either online or offline, then you will be amazed how FAST you can start transforming your finances.
And I am serious when I say FAST.
Making money fast is possible nowadays.
Because of today’s innovations and the internet, it has now become easier and faster to make money than ever before in the history of mankind.
If you think that is a lie, think about Dangote and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.
Dangote started his business back in 1976 to become the billionaire he is today.
Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in 2004 (just 11 years ago) and he is already 4x richer than Dangote.
Think about that.
Today, you can start a business with as low as N100,000 and with the right strategies, it can be worth N12 million in 12 months time.
But you have to know how to sell or else you will just be struggling.
Developing the ability to sell is the missing link to financial freedom for the average man.
I personally know young guys who make double or triple of what bank managers make and they don’t work as much as them.
And some of these guys are still in school.
For instance, I have a student who does a little business online as his means of income.
What does he do?
He imports certain items online for around N2000 each and sells them for N10,000 online using E-commerce sites like Jumia, Konga etc
He sells about 100 copies of this in a month which makes him a gross of N1 million and a net profit of around N800,000 without an office or a single employee.
With N800,000 a month, he can easily save N500,000 a month since he is not married.
How did he do this?
He did it by following the same advice I am giving to you here in this article.
He made a decision to really understand how to sell.
He is still a learner but you have to start from somewhere just like I did back in 2005.
Lack of knowledge about money matters especially “the art of selling effectively” is one of the loopholes of the school system and it is why most people struggle with money throughout their lives.
Once you understand how to sell, you will see why a job is not the lasting solution to money worries.
I am not saying you shouldn’t get a job.
What I am saying is that you should get a job to learn not as your main strategy to become financially free.
People who depend on a job to become financially free never become free unless they are big earners like ceos of big companies (and those spent years to get there).
Most get stuck in a race you can never win. Its called the rat race.
Don’t let that happen to you.
The fact that you are reading this article right now is a pointer that you can start changing your life today.
Once you become a student of selling, you will never go broke again because you will be able to see money avenues everywhere you go and you will know how to take advantage of those avenues.
I should know because it happened to me and to some of my friends.
And believe me, once you know how to sell, you will CONTROL your income because there is no shortage of stuffs to sell.
Network marketing companies are looking for people with effective selling skills to help them sell their products.
A lot of companies online with affiliate programs (e.g Jumia, Konga etc) are looking for people to help them sell.
I am looking for people who will sell more of my products too and make huge commissions doing so.
Or you can create or import your own products and sell them massively to make the type of money you have always wanted.
A woman who happens to be one of my students in Abuja sent me the testimonial below after going through one of my marketing trainings.
People started rushing a product that she and her husband had been struggling to sell before she started learning.
So, What Step Can You Take Right Now Once You Have
Decided to Start Learning How to Sell?
Recently, I created a report titled:
THE INCOME CONTROL REPORT – “7 Steps to Controlling Your Income TODAY!”
I created the report because I see a lot of people out there who are struggling with their finances despite the fact that they work from morning till night.
Reading this report won’t suddenly turn you into a millionaire.
But it will fire you up and give you practical ideas on things you can start doing today that will help in turning you into a selling machine so that you can create dependable income that will help you live the lifestyle you want.
You can click here to download the report for free.
Thanks for reading and I hope you have learnt one or two things from this article.
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May God help us all.
P.S – In case you are still wondering what the hidden advice from Rich Dad, Poor Dad is, it is this:
The ability to SELL is by far the most wonderful money-making skill you can have in today’s world to become independently financially free.
Doing so will help you create businesses that will make you lots of extra money even if you don’t want to quit your job. Here is my personal startup strategy on doing this