Its interesting how much people look for money… would do anything just for money and spend just about everyday of their lives ensuring that they get money. The biggest scare that people have is the possibility of waking up one day without a clue as to where you will get some dimes for your meal that day.
I recently started being a better entrepreneur partly because of the business acumen that 6 months in the Strathmore environment has instilled in me already but mainly because of a string of philosophies I have come to accept with regard to wealth creation.
To start with it is often said that it takes a risk taker to start a business. Thats what you think and that’s what I have thought for a while but in reality its like saying it takes a human to get married. In other words its an obvious fact.. and not only is it obvious but being a risk taker is a universal property so either way its not really a special condition that sets out entrepreneurs from other people.
Everyone takes a risk everyday of their life and for the most important decisions of their lives. Even getting married is a risk. A whole chain of them. Who knows; You might end up marrying a dude with a tiny bedlife or end up with a chic who likes a too many bedtime workshops and is not afraid to take on a multi-user interface. You might even end up getting kids with serious complications that will stress you till death does you part or insanity does your brain part, whichever comes first.
Another risk is the all too familiar risk of getting divorced and having to settle mad settlement bills. You could ask the Tiger man what it feels like to pour 750 million American guap units on an angry blonde white woman… who he imported might I add. Earlier proclaimed emotions of love during the ceremony of wedlock are quickly forgotten in the dissolution ceremony in pursuit of the main factor that sustains human survival today, the guap extract, the cheddar. The Money!
Another thing that just about everybody risks is going to school to secure an economic future. I mean what are the chances that you will end up failing an exam even when you have read for it? Not very small. I mean people forget their ATM pins all the time, how much easier would it be for you to forget the answer to a 15 point question even after repeatedly reading for it throughout the semester and consequently missing that honours degree that many employers make a big fuss of nowadays. Its never guaranteed that education will grant you a living. I come across people with good degrees whose lives get tangled in unexpected messes that haul them into despair. I also come across people who failed in their university education and still end up in reputable positions in high offices one way or another.
What really matters is what you can offer the world? Bernard Otieno, the famous sports commentator from the Nation studios once gave a speech about making it in the world and he concluded by stating that you either have brains or talent. A lot of people end up getting confused as to which side of the line they fall until circumstances pressure them enough to tip over and explore the other side. People envy footballers and say that they are overpaid but I ask how many doctors can actually pack a cinema hall to capacity with a filming of their most technical surgical operation. Yes that is right, zilch! Footballers pack up stadiums but they obviously dont save lives. We clearly need both professionals. Thus said everyone has his thing, what you might call a Hustlepass to life. Some find it and some dont but the sooner you discover it, the younger you will be when your driving that dream car.