By Joshua Okello
We all come in this world with nothing and leave with absolutely nothing. As a Christian, I believe that Jesus will come back to take his children home giving us a second opportunity to experience life again not on our normal flesh though. With that said, we should hold each other accountable in terms of wealth generation. Economics have explained in depth the scarcity of resources but in my opinion, there is nothing like scarcity. Anybody can achieve, gain and gather as much wealth as they can work hard to get. I have read magazines, books and stories of self made billionaires. It is true. So what do people need to become wealthy?
All a person needs to be a billionaire is a mindset of a billionaire. You can never have a hundred dollars if you do not have a plan to get a hundred dollars. You can never get a thousand dollars if you do not think of it. If you keep thinking and arguing about minimum wage all the time, that is where you will end. You will live in abject poverty and you will not live a life to its fullest. I am not trying to materialize the life we live but why have limits when you can live a limitless life?
You can never have a thousand dollars with a hundred dollar plan. It can never work. One needs a strong plan to be successful. When writing your plan, focus on the goal. What is it that you want to achieve. Nobody writes a plan of what they already have, you plan for things a head, things you have never achieved, things beyond your limits. Why have a small plan when you can plan big?
The name of the game is strategy. It will make you a winner or a perennial loser. Strategy is the system that must be implemented and how it is to be implemented to yield positive results. Strategy differentiates you from any other person out there. You are unique and differently coded from anybody else. And if you know that you are differently. Coded, check your finger prints and what it can be used for. The point is, you are already too unique and special in your own way, so why copy other people? Be creative or get out of the game.
It is good to be economical but foolish to be stingy. To get wealthy, you have to be prepared to invest. We cam in this world with nothing and we will leave with nothing. So why be stingy? Give and it shall come back to you. There are legitimate charities that need help, there are churches you can tithe to, there are families on the streets that need assistance. And you still want to be stingy? Shame on you. We are blessed to bless.
Of all the things on the face of earth and heavens above, there is nothing as easy as failing. You do not even need to set any mindset to failure mode. Just fail. Success takes work, failure takes sleep, seating and doing nothing. Poverty is an undefined term as poor people in one country, economy and continent could be the middle class of another country. Even politics has failed to define poverty. Poverty does not exist. I was nearly homeless when I was starting my businesses, found my self sleeping on our office couch for a prime number of days in a week yet I looked at my monthly expenses and it was still above two hundred dollars. That is when I changed and made my mind never to be economically challenged. From that day I have put in the work, writing, investing and starting new businesses.
© Joshua Okello 2014.
Joshua Okello is a B.A graduate in Business Administration, International Development and Philosophy. He is also the author of the book Strategies of Entrepreneurial Leadership He has exceptional skills in organizing, coordinating projects and capacity building initiatives with key emphasis on livelihood programs; microfinance through savings and credit led models; business development services and entrepreneurial leadership. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Succeed Africa Relief Organization, a Canadian Christian Organization geared towards giving hope and transformation in lives of the chronically poor in Africa.