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Your Path To Success And Wealth

Last week, I started with the highlights of previous articles as requested by you with the aim of giving those of you, my dear readers who by one reason or another missed some of the past editions.

This review ends today. But next week, I would be looking at some of the rules of acquiring wealth and we would talk about the need to be truthful to yourself as regards your finances as this is essential not only to creating wealth but holding unto it. Remember the saying “a fool and his wealth are easily parted”.
Continued from last week…

5.  So, what next?
If you are now ready for a new lifestyle of successful living, then a change of attitude is imperative to move you from negative to positive energy. It is impossible to succeed when you have already made up your mind that you are a total failure. Beef up your confidence to enable others take you seriously. Then go for it.

6. Get rid of societal stereotypes:
By this, I mean such beliefs that seem to drag you down and stop you from achieving your goals: For example, ideas like:

-‘Not everybody is born to be rich,-‘You cannot be rich and serve God effectively, -‘Peope from poor families are destined to remain poor’; -‘You can never make it without a godfather’;
-‘Happiness and wealth do not go together’;
-‘Every rich man is dishonest and fraudulent’;

– ‘Those who are rich are just ‘lucky’. Really? Let us look at some verses in the Bible and discover what God wants for all His children. “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers” (3 John2) “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth….”Deut. 8:18. Finally, “ Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Isreal: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit” (Is. 48:17

7. Now define what wealth means to you:
In other words, what is your heart desire? You need to work that out from the start, so that you will be able to set a target for yourself and pursue it vigorously. It will also help you determine where you are and where you need to be. You also must personalize your definition of wealth to suit your particular circumstance.

8. Take stock of your present financial position:
If you have not developed the habit of conducting a regular check on your finances, the time to do so is now. Start by writing down the following: your present earning, how much money you have in your bank (if any), your dept profile, your net worth and more particularly, your expenses on daily, weekly or monthly basis. This will enable you identify where you are, and help you plan your future undertakings with a lot more accuracy and ease.

9. What category do you belong?
It is essential to know which of the four categories your earnings will come from and this is usually determined by who you are inside you, your strengths, your fears, your likes and dislikes. This too explains why one man’s meat is another man’s poison.  So are you an employee, which means No risks…but a good steady job where the salaries are guaranteed every month. Or you prefer to be your own boss that is, to be self employed.

These are mostly professionals or trades men whose independence, freedom and desire to gain respect as experts in their fields, is much more important to them. Are you a risk bearer with Good leadership qualities and an ability to set up a good system that works?

Then you should be a business owner. The fourth category is the investor this is the rich man’s play ground where money works to make money.What distinguishes them from the others is their readiness to take investment risks that most people will never contemplate.

I also gave you various tips on how to determine which category you are best suited for,   the need to focus on your gifts and talents in other to develop them to the best of your ability, and the importance of operating within circumstances that are favorable to your specific needs, in other to eliminate negative factor that might interrupt your sense of flow.

Finally, in the last edition I wrote about the importance of goal-setting and emphasized how it can help you realize your vision. In a nutshell, your goal must be tangible, dated, specific, targeted and measurable in other to keep you focused and on cause.To read all previous columns in full, you may wish to visit the Allure website, or your nearest library.

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