6 Best Investments You Can Make For your Future

6 Best Investments You Can Make For your Future
One of the biggest desires of every person is to have a successful future. Or is there anybody who doesn’t want to have a good future? I don’t think so! To have a rosy future, you must first accept the fact that your future is your own responsibility. The only one who decides whether you have a successful future is you. Never you allow your future to be dictated by the circumstances and people around you rather, take your destiny in your own hands.

So, what can one do to be in full control of his or her future? I believe that investing heavily in one’s future can contribute 80% of the requirements for a successful future. Investing in your future means making some sacrifices in the present to reap rewards later. It means investing your time and money in things that might not give you immediate return, but which could give you tremendous value later.

I have taken time to identify those activities that can be referred as investing in one’s future. Below are six of them that I believe can go a long way in helping you have a good and fulfilled future if can be taken with seriousness.

Self-development

One of the greatest investments anybody can make for his/her future is to develop oneself. Self-development simply means activities geared towards enhancing one’s potentials. Self-development can cover a number of areas such as mental development, physical development, spiritual development etc. One of the best ways to develop oneself is through reading and studies. No wonder people say readers are leaders. History has shown that people who invested much of their time developing their mental faculty turn out to wield influence in the society. If you want to command influence in your world, devote time in extensive studies. This will broaden your mind and reasoning as well as increase your knowledge bank. The world has become a competitive environment where only those who equip themselves prevail. This is referred to as “the survival of the fittest”. Knowledge has become an indispensable resource that those who have it remain in command. Self-development thus, remains a veritable investment anyone can make for his/her future.

Prayer

Prayer they say is the key of everything. Prayers made in faith can make things happen. Many manifestations of today are as a result of prayers of yesterdays. To have a blessed future, one ought to pray hard. This is because; God is behind everything that happens to man. Therefore, to succeed, man need to involve God in his pursuit through effective prayers. A prayer said today can produce result in the future. Destinies are reclaimed at the altar of prayer. Any prayer-less person will mostly experience a slow destiny. To that effect, men should pray for those things they want to see in their lives and clear every obstruction on their ways through prayers.

Relationship

Building good relationships with everyone around you – your family, friends, coworkers etc is essential for a successful future. As humans, we are social beings. We always need contact with others in order to feel our emotional best. Building good relationships can lead to huge benefits such as having friends to go out with, close relatives to support you, and eventually end up having a network of people who you can have business connections with, who may be able to help you out if you ever find yourself in need. You can invest in your relationships by caring about others and spend time with people that like you.

Honesty 

Another good investment someone can make for the future is to be honest. Some people may find it difficult to agree with me on this but it pays in many ways. Honesty can build trust. It can win someone goodwill. When people know you as an honest person, you stand to gain a lot in the future as a result. In building a blessed future, one should try to convince people around him on his sincerity. People can recommend you for one position or the other based on what they knew about you. To be frank with you, the world is in dear need of honesty and upright people. Nigerians elected a 73 years old President on March 28th because he is seen as an honest and upright man. Though there are many prizes to pay for honesty, but the benefits will definitely outweigh the cost. Therefore, honesty should be seen as critically path of survival in the journey of life.

Help People

Helping other people to succeed is no doubt a good investment. When you help others to reach their goals, you indirectly help yourself. Out of 10 persons you help, at least 5 must come back for thanksgiving. It might surprise you that someone you help today may become your savior tomorrow. Therefore, a success seeking person should at all times assist others to succeed in his own capacity. Rendering help to people is an investment that can lead into a fulfilled future.

Health

The last but not the least investment we shall talk about here is health. Health they say is wealth. As wealth cannot be complete without health, it is very important that anybody panning for a happy future invest in his or her health. An unhealthy person cannot be talking about how to achieve financial success. It’s when you are healthy that you talk about that. Therefore, people should invest in their health through healthy eating. Eat balance diet and exercise regularly. . Fruits and vegetables should be given serious attention in daily diets. This will ensure you remain in good health and shape.
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The 10 Commandments of Money

The 10 Commandments of Money
Today on this blog, we will be talking about money. This is because money seems to be involved in everything in life. Without money many needs would be left unmet. I completely concur with the saying that ‘money answereth all things’. You won’t be reading this article if you don’t have money to access the internet. Therefore, we will give money the attention it deserves so that our readers can learn how to become richer.

Like in the bible where we have God’s 10 commandments, it’s worthy to note that other things in life commands obedience. Almost everything in life has rules, rules that govern their path to success and breakthrough. In Mathematics you must apply the rules to arrive at the correct answer, otherwise, failure will be inevitable. Rules are sets of procedures to arriving at something. Therefore, to arrive at that desired goal a set of rules must be obeyed.

The 10 commandments of money is more or less a set of rules or principles one ought to follow to feel at home with money. If money must be your friend, then you must apply certain principles.  Such rules or principles give you an edge over others who compete with you for the same scarce resources. As you already know, one of the characteristics of money is its relative scarcity. Money is scarce but everybody wants to have enough of it. But only those who apply certain rules (10 commandments of money), have abundant of it.

But one may ask, what are those commandments of money and does it really exists? Relax; I am here to supply the answers to those questions. Like I said earlier, the commandments are set of rules and principles that when properly applied constantly puts money in someone’s pocket. Below are a number of them:

Engage Your Hands: Making and retaining money entails engaging your hands in something economical. An idle hand will perish in poverty. Therefore, the first commandment of money is to start something doing no matter how small. When considering on what to be engaged in, always invest time in research so as to find out something with positive long run effects. This is because some businesses may thrive today but becomes obsolete in nearby future.

Be Committed: When you must have started doing something with your life, commitment is needed to get the best out of it. You need to give your all to whatever business you do if you must succeed in it. Therefore, believe in the work of your hands and give your best to it. Don’t jump from one thing to another rather, focus on one thing and pursue it diligently.

Persevere: It is important to know that no achievements come without challenges. In running your business, you are going to be faced with lots of hurdles which most times it suggests you quitting. Endurance is the only vehicle that can drive you out of this kind of situation.

Save: When the above three conditions must have been met, savings would now come into play. You need to create a saving plan from your profits. Most people are poor today because they lack savings culture. You must save to grow your business.

Research: When the business owner must have saved a reasonable amount of money, he will need to carryout research work on where else to invest. The investment can be on your immediate business or on other areas. Start by reviewing your business market and industry as a whole to see if there is anywhere that you can still invest. A good example can be taking up the supply activities that you used to outsource.

Re-invest: Re-investment simply entails you plugging back your savings into some other areas that you notice a gap. This will help the business owner to grow from money to money. Some people make the mistake of investing excess money in one particular business, thereby rendering some part of their capital useless. You need to know when your business has absorbed enough capital so that you can divert other capital to some other profitable ventures.

Take Risk: No risk No gain. Every business involves risks. Therefore, risk must be taken to make more money and achieve financial freedom. Don’t be risk avert, but take secure risk to expand your control of money. Listen, taking risk doesn’t mean you should not do your research well, always analyze your chances critically before taking risk. Some risks are not worth taking.

Be Innovative: Another important rule of money making is innovation. You need to be innovative in whatever you are doing. Innovation simply means upgrading/blending with the trends. Things changes with time…..to remain competitive, you will always need to change strategies as well.

Be Unique: Uniqueness call for your own strategy. What distinguish your business from others in the same line of business are the strategies you employ. Therefore, you must develop a unique strategy to keep customers loyal to your offerings.

Be Appreciative: Finally, a successful business operation that puts money in your pocket demands that you always appreciate the patronage of your customers. Always thank them for doing business with you as this will increase their repeat calls
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