How to Avoid Empty Pocket

Written by

Patience James

July 20, 2020

I hate an empty pocket, and I know you do too. In fact, from childhood, I had always been a financial-independent​ freak. I don’t like depending on another person for money, no matter how reliable he/she is. That’s not even sustainable. So, it wasn’t surprising when I started selling airtime almost immediately after my secondary school (high school).

I discovered I wasn’t satisfied with the meager revenue that the business was generating. I needed more money for many things. I eventually ended up spending both the capital and the profit, which leads to the company dying a natural death in a few months. By the way, that’s not really what I want to write about today.

After graduating from the University, I didn’t want to repeat the same mistake of using my little savings to start a business when I need money. So, I opted for a job in a field I was so passionate about.

I spoke to one of my senior friends about the plan, and his advice was, “forget all this passion thing youths talk about. The most important thing is money. Learn a trade, start a business, and become an Entrepreneur. Don’t follow any passion”.

Really? I couldn’t believe he said that to me. Thank God, I knew better. Just be careful about where you get your advice from. There are two quick ways to destruction, taking everybody’s advice, and rejecting everybody’s advice.

I learned later in life that we all don’t need to be entrepreneurs to build our wealth and be financially independent. You can follow your passion and with the right knowledge and build wealth.

I might not be an entrepreneur, but I could be that employee that negotiates her pay and invest wisely to build her wealth. But you can start a business if you are sure you have found a solution to a problem but if you are as broke as I was then, get a job and if you want to multiply your money, invest!
Don’t go starting a business with the thought of making money immediately. Trust me; you will use all both your capital and profit and end up like my recharge card business.

Do you want to avoid an empty pocket? My counsel is simple – sit down, take a deep breath, decide what you want (either start a business, invest, or get a job) and intentionally go for it with Wisdom. Afterward, take a chill Zobo (Hibiscus Juice) and look for me to thank me.

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Patience James

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Patience James is a blessed teacher and content creator known for bringing out the best in people. Driven by her passion for seeing people get things right and become better, she is committed to developing the most educative and resourceful content possible. As a Content creator, her goals include developing, publishing, and bringing relevant materials to readers. Patience James is a Content Management intern at Alnick Consultant, and Investment writes monthly. She believes everyone can be better if given the right information. She derives pleasure from teaching and helping children grow into teenage hood.
12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Israel

    Nice…. I saw this from my Oga Post , Sir Solomon (Sulphil tech. Hub)
    It’s a wonderful writeup….

    Reply
  2. Sam Peters

    Wow… I love this, its beautiful

    Reply
  3. Awoniyi Ayooluwa M

    This is insightful Ma.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  4. Abuh

    Well articuted piece Patience. Keep it up….

    Reply
  5. Uchechukwu

    Exactly “intentionally go for it with WISDOM” nice one dear.

    Reply
      • Dorcas

        This is so nice and powerful. More grace. Thanks for sharing

        Reply

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