How was the weekend?
If anyone asks you what your guilty pleasure is, what will your answer be?
In this year 2017, I reduced impulse buying but my savings/investments don’t look like it. I understand that this year was a busy year for me and mine, financially (in terms of expenses, that is). We’re actually just rediscovering our footing and things just have to change!
Sisters and Brethren, imagine my “surprisation“, when I watched this clip from a Serena Williams’ interview:
#mondaymotivation: Serena Williams on @uninterrupted’s Kneading Dough. Talmabout how her guilty pleasure buys are property. Wow! I’m shook. I’m here struggling with Grilled Chicken and Ice Cream. What a wow! I mean, haggling is my guilty pleasure really. My elders are haggling property, I’m here haggling with @shoepify 🙇🏾♀️ Oh God of Mercy and Compassion, look with pity upon me. 👸🏾 Are you triggered? #TheAlaroro
My reaction to this video: Omozele, this is the season for your eyes to open and for you to step out of the “more Month at the end of your Salary” lifestyle!!!
Random Question: If you’re setting money aside for a major expense, are you really saving? Especially if the expense is not on assets? – I need answers.
What’s the best way to get out of this rut? Meet a Need!
- Everybody is buying something! – if there’s anyone to prove that, it’s any of the Hustling Ladies we have featured on the blog – every thing to skincare products to shoes e.t.c. Someone is buying something. I mean, you’re buying too. What are you selling?
- Everybody is going somewhere! – A couple of years ago, someone asked me if I’d like to invest in a Keke – tricycle business. Buy a Keke, find a honest and careful driver and let him ply the roads. He has to pay a minimum amount every week and the rest is his. I refused. Looking back, I believe I made a wrong decision. Another painful example, Uber’s introduction into Nigeria. Some people cashed out before all this iwapalapala that is going on now. The beautiful thing about this is that it is never too late! There are alternatives to this too.
- Everybody can’t do everything! – Okay! Say you can’t sell (I’m learning that this might have been a cop out I’ve been holding on to because I failed at selling Mary Kay products when I was 16 *deep sigh*). There’s a service that you can offer that can make a difference in someone’s life. Do you know what it is?
You know this now, what’s next? Overcome your fear!
Now, the questions I ask myself show how much fear I need to get rid of:
- What if you can’t see it through? Response: What if you can?
- What if you grow beyond a “hustle” and become a full scale business and have to start hiring people? Response: Well, what if?
- What if I fail? What if I fall? Response: Oh baby, what if you fly?
You missed out on your earlier opportunities.
Yyou didn’t take that job.
You didn’t start that business.
Now is a good time to start again. Are we ever too old?
The market has changed. The people have changed. The rules may no longer be the same. You need to find out.
How much do you need? Can you pull out an investment? Join a money cycle? Save towards it? Do you need to take a loan?
Whatever you need to do, get advice. READ! Follow business-related social media brands! I recommend: @PoizeInsider for relatable Business tips, especially for our peculiar environment!
You know, maybe one day, your guilty pleasure too will be buying assets.
Love and Light,
P.S. This is a note to self, as much as it is a note to you. If you have questions, ask here and I will definitely reach out to any of our Hustling Women to answer!