Living in a country like Nigeria or Africa as a whole, we have a lot of challenges to overcome when it comes to being financially free or independent.
If you want to earn more than you currently earn, you will need to take some bold steps, especially if you are not from a wealthy background.
You do not need any connection or help from any government person. All you need is the right steps with the right people that will lead to your success.
Note: Many persons have people who are in positions to help them but they don’t get even a dime from such persons, so you have to work out things for yourself.
Below are 5 steps to help you understand this better.
1. Believe in yourself and believe that you can do it.
This is what they don’t teach you in school, the only way you can change your life is to first believe that you can. Stop doubting your dreams, just give it a try.
2. Be open-minded about your career, forget everything you know.
The fact that you studied a particular course in school doesn’t mean that you must make money from it.
Some studied Mechanical Engineering and have fully dumped it and become an internet millionaire. Also some medical doctors who left and became entrepreneurs. Forget everything you think you know, focus on what works.
3. Learn a new skill that is ‘monetizable’ online (Focus on the money).
Even if you have no skill, what’s the big deal. A lot of less talented people are making millions online every month not because they are smart but because they took action on their dreams.
It does not matter how dumb you think you are, but if you could spend 6years in secondary school and over 4 years in the university to learn something that pays you peanut salary a month, comparatively with learning a new skill in maybe 2-4 weeks that pays you more than that in a month?
4. Be ready to fail, and try again till you win (Never give up).
Failure is an important step in winning at anything. If you never failed it means you never tried hard enough.
You have to open your mind to getting it wrong sometimes so you can get it right. Don’t let the fear of failure push you away from chasing a money-making opportunity. Failure is good, it means you are getting closer to being a winner.
5. Learn from someone who’s already doing it (Get a mentor).
The biggest mistake some made when they started was trying to get it right by themselves. This may take them years and will have them get a mentor before they could be able to succeed.
Trying to do it all on your own will crush you because you will make mistakes you could have avoided if you learn from someone. A mentor doesn’t have to be physically present, you can learn from trainings, books, video courses, seminars etc.
But it is a very important step because even the world best like Tiger woods and Lebron James all have mentors. Trying to do this on your own will break you and trust, you do not want that.
Each of these steps mentioned above will bring you one step closer but requires a lot of discipline and action-taking.
So if you are tired of being broke and you want to change your life, then this time to make a decision that can let you fire your boss before they fire you.