WHY PLANTS RISE FOR THE SUN?
A plant absorbs carbon dioxide from the air through tiny holes in its leaves, branches, stems, flowers and roots, water from the soil through its roots and light energy from the sun to perform photosynthesis. I got interested in the plants when I started taking care of my garden. I learned so much from the plants and God’s provision for them; I must say God is incredible when comes to His creations.
I STARTED TO ASK MYSELF; WHAT ABOUT ME, WHEN IT COMES TO MY FINANCES?
Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever. Psalm 112:3 (The Bible) – God loves us to be wealthy but righteousness must remain at all times. I grew up from young to honour God at all times. My dad was a taxi-driver and my mum a homemaker they both honour God at all cost, even when they didn’t have anything at home. My parents always wanted us to have the best but they also knew that they had made all the mistakes in their younger years for not being financially educated. They did their best in providing proper schools so that we will be educated and find our own destiny.
HOW I BROKE THE RULES OF MY PREVIOUS GENERATION?
I realised I had no money and my parents could longer support my education as my dad was bed-ridden. I join the young military school so that I can have some good education and at the same time serve the force.
I had a pail right in-front of me each month when I made my first allowance; I don’t want to be poor so I started putting aside 20% of my allowance into this pail of wealth. I wanted my money to grow and I didn’t understand about interest rate of investments.
Then as I read the bible I came across;
The Parable of the Bags of Gold
“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
I WANT TO BE THE MAN WHO HAD FIVE BAGS OF GOLD
I started studying about investment at the age of 18 on my own; I had no coach or mentor but I believed that wisdom will come to me as I keep reading books and observe what other successful people do.
Successful people put their family first and ensure that they will have all the provision required in the event things were to go wrong. (Risk Management & Life Insurance Program). I started to believe in it and called a Financial Adviser to meet me and I got everything organised for my father and mother and my siblings. This was the proudest day of my life.
Then I pursued investment in the Stock Exchange and I invested in banks stocks, Insurance company stocks and Gold. I keep investing and never had an intention to withdraw as I believe these companies are not going to seat down and stay stagnant but grow, therefore I too will grow. As simple as I was and I was right, my money grew exponentially with the first 7 years!!
RISE UP TODAY!! SPEAK TO A FINANCIAL ADVISER AND BE BRAVE TO TELL THE TRUTH.
Article by: Ashok MBA – Strategic Financial Coach for MDRT/COT/TOT