13 Jun 2017

TRUE CHRISTIANITY ALWAYS PROGRESS SOCIETY. ANY COUNTRY WITH MORE CHURCH BUILDINGS THAN COMPANIES IS A “POOR” COUNTRY, NOT PROGRESSING!!!


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I once heard a Christian say that if poverty is the reason why Nigeria remains a religious country that has not “abandoned God” like many developed countries, then it is better we continue to be poor and have many poor Nigerians. 

That is one of the most depraved and retrogressive reasoning I have ever encountered.

I shake my head when I see people open churches/denomination branches (because of tithes & offering to be collected)...if only they truly knew what it meant to be a Pastor.

Moreover, some think ''church'' is only about the spiritual needs of members alone. They do not truly know God and his ways.
The church is not a building or auditorium- but the body of believers meeting in any place. And any country that has true Christians in it progresses.... Why?

4 Jun 2017

WHY TERRORISM WILL SPREAD AND CONTINUE ALL OVER THE WORLD UNLESS THE TRUE SOLUTION TO CURBING IT IS APPLIED!!!


Jihadist Terrorism will only worsen globally and spread with emigrating Muslims from UK to Canada, to the USA and continue all over the world, except the true solution is applied.
Banning or hating them will not stem its tide.

WHY DOES TERRORISM SPREAD?
Jihadists are able to effectively radicalise by invoking ''holy anger'' within ignorant, non-fanatical Muslims in non-Muslim countries, concerning the ungodly habits and lifestyle of the unbelievers, “infidels” living around them, correctly claiming that the Quran commands that all true Muslims fight for Islam and kill infidels anywhere they find them in order to get/enter Al Jannah.

What that means is that any and every Muslim in the world can potentially rise up to that call if and when such an anger sufficiently wells up in them.

THE QURAN GIVES THEM THE SOLUTION

19 May 2017

If God Were To Destroy Nigeria Today, Will he find 10 Righteous People In It To Save It?


Let me start my soliloquy with some rhetorical questions to guide the reader...

1. Which is the most important law of all the laws that guide a man's earthly life:
Morality law,
Justice,
Spiritual law,
Business/corporate Law,
Sowing and reaping (Agricultural) law,
Medical/Pharmaceutical/Accounting profession association Law (if a Medical doctor, Pharmacist or Accountant respectively),
Law of wealth and physical prosperity, etc?

2. Does material success necessarily equate to true success and approval before God?

3. Does the desire and need for survival/success justify twisting laws and bending rules, or even out-rightly breaking them?

4. Is there one law that supersedes, overrides or kind of supervises other laws altogether?

5. If we obey that one law, do we need to obey the others? Or, is it possible to obey that law and in so doing break other laws?

Let us begin....

1 Oct 2016

MMM, Making Money Online 2016/2017, The Gift of Handicap, And Other Stories

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This blog is supposed to be suspended indefinitely on money/personal finance matters because of personal reasons (I already gave in the last few blog posts). Excepting for personal musings, important announcements and other random updates, if I am not here, it is assumed I am reading for my exams. However, recent happenings in the Nigerian online personal finance/”Make Money Online” space saddened me and I am forced (out of recess, abi na recession..lol) to make this post.



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My purpose in life as I shared in the last blog post is to help/show people the way out of poverty -whether or not I am 'rich'.
God specifically told me that he did not send me to "first acquire wealth, and then start teaching people how to do the very same thing I did" -which was what I was hustling to do and sadly, repeatedly failing at.

I am simply to show others that to be rich, they need the right mindset, then discipline and diligence, and finally, ideas and strategies. ALL OTHER THINGS ARE EXCESS TO SUPPLY!

29 Aug 2016

I Contemplated Suicide Too: My Heartfelt Letter To 'Dear IT Entrepreneur'

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Dear fellow Nigerian Entrepreneur,

My name is Siji Olawumi, aka Sijinius. I am a blogger, online trader and IT entrepreneur (Credicoins Network cofounder), and I have my first degree in Medicine and Surgery. I have always been passionate about computers and the internet from the get-go and I even got a prize in computer science back in JSS 1.

By SS3, I had the option of becoming a 'Yahoo-Yahoo boy' (like most of my secondary school classmates) but opted instead for Internet entrepreneurship/legitimate online means of money making. Back then, if I was not online playing chess or learning Forex trading, I passed time surfing numerous websites and learning about the likes of Bill Gates and Michael Dell, and hoping to become as rich and successful one day. I never knew that I could have taught myself programming, moreover my dad never really supported my 'computer/internet ambitions' -"Medical Doctor's father" is a far more glamorous title, you know. I eventually graduated as a doctor and came back to my first love seemingly late.

That introduction should suffice, now let me get down to the gist of this letter.

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The idea for this letter came about when I read that a seasoned programmer and fellow entrepreneur was about to shut down his two-year old startup- showroom.ng, set up to furnish Nigerian homes and make 100k millionaire carpenters by 2020. He had poured his all into it, and the husband and father cried like a baby. My main purpose of writing this letter is to let you know you are not alone in your depression, if you are at such verge.

It is not news that Nigeria's economy is in recession with companies closing down and others moving out of the country, people are losing their jobs and IT companies such as Uber and Jumia are reportedly struggling too, with Konga laying off staff regularly. (Successful global internet biz models being replicated elsewhere are not so immune to the economy of their host country).

Yet, you probably also read recently that in this same economy, Linda Ikeji (yeah, the same 'ordinary gossip blogger' who refuses to buy her domain name) makes N600 million annually, and is moving -Linda Ikeji Media- to bigger offices. Na wa oh! Na real wa!!
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Linda Ikeji's old, and her new offices


23 Aug 2016

I HAVE DECIDED TO QUIT BLOGGING PERSONAL FINANCE!

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All success in personal finance boils down to only one foundation-
 FOCUS ON ONE SOURCE OF INCOME IN ORDER TO FEED YOUR FAMILY.
As funny as that sounds, it is the truth on which all other truths are built.
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You might not be like me- a curious polymath who seems to know a lil about everything, and often finds it hard to choose and stick to one thing. Still, you too might find it hard to focus.
The one thing that guarantees success in life is this simple concept which someone rightly made into this acronym:
F- follow
O- one
C- course
U- until
S- successful

And the desire to put food on your family table should motivate you to be successful…starting at only ONE thing.

The principle of MINIMUM SKILL MONETIZATION TIME
You have to be so good at one thing enough to make money at it before you say you want to move to a second thing. And how fast you do that determines how rich and comfortable you can become.

 I call it the MINIMUM SKILL MONETIZATION TIME- (i.e MSMT is the minimum period of time taken to learn a new skill enough to earn a regular income from it).
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However, the richest people are those who do not just do the minimum…they maximize returns on the skill by investing it. That is, they continue at it till it becomes a profitable investment. In other words, THEY CAN MAKE MONEY FROM THE SKILL/FIELD EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE STOPPED WORKING OR USING IT ACTIVELY.

Don't just invest your time, invest that skill!
The principle can be summarized into two: MSMT
#1.  YOU MUST INVEST YOURSELF TO GET A SKILL, then
#2.  YOU MUST INVEST THE SKILL TO HARVEST CONTINUOUS LIFELONG RETURNS (especially after you have retired or stopped practicing/working actively).
And the earlier you do that, the better.

15 Jul 2016

Life Is Never Hard...Achieving And Maintaining Success In Life Is!



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I recently paid about N800,000 ($2500) to rent and repair a 3 bed-room apartment in Lagos, after I was given a quit notice at my former place. Before then, my generator was stolen where I put it outside (that former place), followed by one of my phones also being stolen while the other got spoilt. CNL has not paid 11th-month salaries, and we are also late on other company expenses...not to talk of deadlines. In the midst of planning for a 'society wedding' (lol, I wish!), my mum goes to and returns from the United States with a gamut of psychological and financial issues.

Yet, I can make bold to say that "Life is not hard...!" And if anyone tells you life is hard, they lie, or are simply ignorant. But do not let anyone decieve you saying that it is easy to make it. While it might have become easy for them having done the "hard things" over and again till it became second nature, or have certain things fall in place for them by providence, we all have to accept the work involved in attaining success- AND DO IT TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL.

No, life is not hard! The hard part is in trying to achieve success with the very cards life has dealt you.

Everyone has problems

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