The first question I asked her was this – “Do you know how to use any accounting software?” – She said “No”.I told her – “Go and enrol for training and learn at least any one of them”. However, if you want me to teach you, I will collect only N5, 000”, then training costs N25, 000.When she heard N5, 000, she felt reluctant about my advice – that she will think about it. Few days later, I called her and she did not pick my calls but about two months thereafter, she ran to my house one evening and told me that she has an interview in two days’ time, and if I would be pleased to teach her overnight, how to use Peachtree Accounting, now Sage 50. I told her to pay me N30, 000. She begged me earnestly and promised to offer me N5, 000 – I declined.
The end of the story was, she called me – A wicked person – but she also lost the opportunity.
Why Am I saying This?
People don’t like to prepare until they are faced with problems – trust me, “I hate such kind of attitude”. This is because opportunities only meet those who are prepared. This does not only apply to job opportunities but life opportunities. Must you wait until you lose your job before you start preparing for your future? Or when you stop working, do you have a strategy that will constantly bring income when the salary tap is closed?
Now, before I show you what I am about to present to you, I want to tell you a story about myself.