This is a space of TRUTH where you can get inspiration to Impact your personal life and the life of others, I chronicle some of the things I have done, I share my failures and successes in regards to personal finance, personal leadership etc. I also share other inspirational stories of men and women who have shaped this world in this area.
Your attitude and mindsets will be reset to start believing that you were designed to do more with what you have (I call it re-writing personal finance).
We often look for
INSPIRATION from very far, yet we have some of it just around us, The story of
this young man should challenge all of us, A 13 Year OLD building a 2 roomed
house, it might not be to the standard many of us want but the mere fact he did
it through Hard Work, Desire to Change his mother situation and Saving money to
make sure that he meets his goal of a house, this should be great inspiration
for one to take in and sit back and think about all the resources they have and
what it can do, you could be having more and you don't know what to do with it,
let this young man's story push you to BELIEVE. To add on, this man pays his
own school fees and feeds his family.
Recently while listening to Richard
Senkwale, he made a very strong statement and he said that, “A good Saver must
save 25% and above”. He also mentioned and said that a PLAN compels us to work
harder and that if we aren’t disciplined, there is no way we can save. I want to believe that this young man embodied these principles and applied them and put them to work.
The things that seem so hard in life were
done by men and women who sat back and told themselves that I will do this and
that. I will achieve my dream no matter what. Often such people turn a deaf ear
to impossibilities and believe without a doubt that it is possible to rise above
the challenge. There is nothing that can’t be done, you just have to put your
mind to it and keep trying without giving up.
Luke 14:28 "Suppose one of you
wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see
if you have enough money to complete it?
Proverbs 21:5 Good planning and hard work
lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent
It’s is ironic how we are inclined to comfort, we
normally want things the easy way and technology has done a great deal to bring
comfort to people. While listening to a gentleman talk at a recent event, he
mentioned something that gripped my heart and has stuck, he called it the rule
of life and I thought I could share a few personal insights from this quote. “Do
the easy and comfortable and life will be difficult, do the difficult and
uncomfortable and life will be easier”When it comes to matters of personal finance,
sometimes we will be excused for being young and naive because in most instances
we either weren’t taught or we just put good advice away by saying "I will do this when I am earning this much" or "I will do this when I grow" etc. When we are young (age, physically, emotionally), we
are bound to make a lot of mistakes like buying out of impulse, desiring to
have the latest trends of things which in simple terms just enslave us. However
I want to bring …
Discipline yourself through the PAIN (Hebrew 12:11)
No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening - it's painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. When a seed is buried in the grown, it first has to die before it can germinate, then it has to grow, for it to grow, it has to be cared for, fertilized, pruned and given the best care, so that after so many weeks, days, months or years, its purpose for planting is eventually realized, is it electricity poles, furniture etc that you want, it will take patience and courage to wait, while you take care of it. Your faith and desire to cut will be tested, but if you wait a little longer, you end up appreciating because you are looking more at the END result (Future) than at the satisfaction of the moment. I have had time to listen to people especially when we start talking about money, money touches everyone's heart. Personally I have had to go through and continue to …
Proverbs 21:20 (NLT) – The WISE have WEALTH and LUXURY, but FOOLS spend whatever they get. Are you the type who spends whatever you get, you might have to just check through your life and examine the things that actually make all your money go away and puts you in a place to keep borrowing, are a consumer or an investor, is your appetite for spending great or are you a person who surrounds him or herself with those who are spend thrifts? You could be eating your future a way by the decisions you are making right now - every decision has a consequence. Indeed our lifestyles really dictate our personal finance. One of the things that we all need to agree on is that we have a large appetite for many things. You find someone having 10 fleets of cars, yet you can only drive one at a time, having 5 smart phones, yet you can only use one a time, having 100 pairs of shoes yet you can only put on one at time, in fact we have a lot of things that we have spent on that are not being used. Everythi…