I posted this about 7 years ago and I think it’s still relevant.
One of the greatest challenges we have in this age is lack of power. I do not mean electricity here. I am talking about power to raise capital for your God-given idea and achieving your ultimate goal.
I was in a tough situation some years ago. I needed to fix some things. I had a good idea just like many of us but had no financial power to implement my good concept.
There was no help for me. I could not raise the money I needed from any one or anywhere. The only option I had was to sell some things; I had to sell my properties. I remember how I sold my photo camera, my video camera and futjisu laptop just for me to meet up with my target for that period.
I got the money I needed and used for the idea I had to execute. My case was like the case of the man who found an asset on a farm land and went to sell his properties so as to buy the piece of land and take full possession of everything on the land.
The money you are looking for is always with you. I could have been stranded if I had bought clothes and not-needed expensive phones when I had the opportunity of buying the cameras and the laptop. They were my asset.
When God gives you cash please consider what will give you value first before anything. Cash is a convertible resource I believe. Don’t buy what you won’t derive value from against valuable things. There is a big difference between seeds and bread. Don’t eat your seed when it has not become bread.
I was able to raise money for my idea. It was painful but helpful. You can sell stuff to raise the money that you need for your idea too if you are very sure it won’t backfire.
What are you doing with the car you are struggling to fuel? Please turn it to a seed. What is there in your head that you are cooling with the air-condition in your house? Go and sell it. Anything that you cannot directly generate income from should be secondary to other important things.
Do you need to call party for your next birthday? You have many more years to spend; don’t cut short your life with troubles that you can avoid.
This is my story: I bought everything I sold back after some time. When they came back, they came back better and bigger. I did not lose anything eventually. Raise money for your idea first within before you go outside. There are things you can do without to raise the capital you need for the new year ahead. I have had to sell my car before so as to meet up with a target. I don’t know why I am sharing this. It is not for me to show off in any way please don’t misunderstand me.
There are greater days ahead of us. You will live to enjoy your labour. You will not plant for another man to harvest.
Remember, buy only what you need per time. Buy what will give you value first.
Happy new year.
Enjoy the best of 2020.