FINALLY: YOU NEED A HIGH INCOME JOB, RIGHT? WRONG!

You need a high income job right?
You need a high income job right?

I learnt this lessons about high income job and high income skills from Dan Lok, author of Unlok-It. Going through the book it was a weekend of revealations for me, and I felt I had to share to you too.

There are many ways to get rich but it has never been this easier, like it is in our time .

Only problem is, in our time, there are numerous distractions; from video games, to netflix and chill, to hangouts, to social media, you name them.

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I am not saying winding down or relaxing is not ideal. But check your time. No, dont just read it for reading sake, actually check your time. If you are reading from Nigeria, today is a public holiday.

Check yesterday, it was monday. Grab a pen and paper, write:

  • 4 to 5 am
  • 5 to 6 am
  • 6 to 7am
a close up a little boys handwriting
For real, Go back, get a paper and pen and write

Now write that way till 11pm (2300 hrs). After each put a hypen and write what you did within that hour.

  • 4am to 5am: Sleeeping/Reading
  • 5am to 6am: Reading/ Exercise/ Chores/ News

Make sure you write it till 11pm. Check properly, how many hours did you invest in your financial goals?

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The shocking thing is that these things happen without you knowing, gradually these distractions become habits.

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Now there are three ways to get rich:

  • High income job
  • High income profession
  • High income skill

HIGH INCOME JOB:

A high income job are jobs that pay quite high, compared to the average Nigerian salary or compared to the minimum wage in Nigeria (N30,000).

A perfect example is climbing the coporate ladder. Now, while these ones pay high. The room for income growth is low. For instance, at entry level you are being paid 150K; with time, your needs and wants meet the money.

Meanwhile, before you get a promotion, it takes 4 to 5 years. Another angle is that you have no control over your finance. What if your boss decides to fire you?

Being a doctor is a good one, please don’t get me wrong!

HIGH INCOME PROFESSION

Now, a high income profession, is industry dependent. This is where you get the lawyers, lecturers, accountants, realtors, etc. (I mean earning over 200k is high in a country where the minimum wage is 30k).

The high income profession uses credentials, the more alphabets (SAN, PHD, OON, FNIM, FCAN, FOOT, PROF, DR, ARC.,) you have after your name or in front of your name, the higher you earn.

For instance, you are a paediatrician (child doctor) or dentist (teeth doctor), your market is booming, and you are making money, then suddenly the market starts going down (as it does in the economic cycle) due to maybe decrease in supply or increase in amount of doctors. What happens? your money goes down!

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Also, many high income professions are location dependent. Not many people are going to drive 30 miles to see you, no matter how good you are. That is why I teach High income skill development.

Welding is a good one, do not get me wrong! But it is no high income skill.
Welding is a good one, do not get me wrong! But it is no high income skill.

HIGH INCOME SKILL

Now whenever I mention skills, what comes to the mind of so so so many people is, baking, barbing, welding, carpentry, electrician, refridgerator and air conditioner technician, plumbing, aliminium technician, tiling, hair-dressing, nail technician, etc.

Now those skills are not bad. No they are not. If you add focus and determination, you find out that those skills are not bad. You can actually make mad money from it. But when I talk of high income skills, I mean skills that can give you $10,000 (N5,720,000) in a month.

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You can click this link to see list of 31 skills I put together that can fetch you mad income in shortest possible time.

High income skills are limitless. It gives you the most freedom because what you are worth is only capped by what you can bring to the marketplace.

Yes, Copywriting is one of the high income skill that you can earn from just from the comfort of your home
Yes, Copywriting is one of the high income skill that you can earn from just from the comfort of your home.

It is not company dependent because you can go to another client who will want your service. it is not industry dependent because a high income skill works across all industries. Its not also location dependent because a high income skill does not require your physical presence as long as you can deliver value to your customers.

With the advancements in tech, its easier than ever to work from home, a coffee shop, or anywhere you’d like.

Once you acquire your High income skill, you will be able to start living your life with a real financial confidence.

P.S.: If there is any digital skill from the list you want to really learn, send me a message on my whatsapp, I would have said mail, but it may take days to reply. Those I can’t teach, I will connect you to where you will be taught properly. Also, if you enjoyed this post, dont leave without a comment and don’t forget to share!

CONFESSION: WHAT I LEARNED FROM BEING WITH A RICHER GIRL

Stephanie , at the time you were richer.... I think you still are
Stephanie , at the time you were richer.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚… I think you still areπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

This true confession will tell you why you should not let her money stop you from making your move. Shocking true story reveals lessons to be learnt, from a WhatsApp group to a date.

So from poems back and forth. We were making calls talking rubbish, from how she is not happy with the woman grinding beans for her moin-moin, to how we should meet.

And bam, we agreed! A movie date. So, I went for a dutch date (a date where everybody pays for their bill).

She declined and said she’ll get movie tickets and I’ll get food. In my head, food won’t be more than pop corn and drink, so it’s still good!πŸŒπŸ€—πŸ€—

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So, I got there first. Date venue was film house Port Harcourt.

Different girls were coming, some I’d wish it was her, some I’d say, “pls don’t be stephanie”

Finally she came… Omooooo… Girl was fine, and with the Abuja accent.. I was thrown off. I wanted to hug her, but I was confused.

All my confidence over the phone flew awayπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Funny thing is Stephanie is still pretty
Funny thing is Stephanie is still prettyπŸ˜ŠπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

She apologized for coming late, while I tried to savour her beauty without her knowledge. (I wondered if she knew)


I mean, I had to act like I’ve been seeing pretty girls in this PH too na.

Next thing was, “what movie are we seeing.”
β€””Oh, it’s up to you my lady.”
β€” “Paul, please stop all this chivalry”

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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As she moved to get the tickets, I tried to watch from behind too. Lemme observe the load behind. (I’m an African man, please 😊)

She got the movie tickets and as we got to our meal, she said, “Paul, I’m on my period, and I eat a lot during my period”

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Which kind scope be this? But then, I felt Steph was too pure to come and do me like this? So, I said, “sure.”

Steph, I had to share this, when you couldn't get enough
Steph, I had to share this, when you couldn’t get enoughπŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Steph got shawarma, salty popcorn and a fruit juice. By this point, she had exceeded ‘budget’. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Meanwhile, I had borrowed N1,000 from my sister to add to N700 in my account. My mind was, popcorn and soft drinks N1,600

She then offered to pay, thinking I had money, that I should transfer to her. Well, I took nothing, only water as not to cross budget.

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As we sat for the movie, my mind was on how I would pay back without appearing broke.

After the movie, she said she didn’t feel like going home now, that she wants us to walk around. I took it that I’m being a great date. πŸ€”πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

We started looking (window shopping) at stuffs at the mall. Then she picked a particular perfume, and smelt it, then asked of the price.

I observed with keen interest as I could see that my date, Steph, was richer than I was.

Oh this poem, was mused by her. At the time after a swimming date.
Oh this poem, was mused by her. At the time after a swimming date.

When told the price, she said, “Awwwnnn, so bad.πŸ˜”πŸ˜” I wanted this perfume, but I’m broke, I’ll come back when I’m richer.”

That was it! What do you guys call it again? That was my rhema! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

While we walked, she yapped but my mind was on the event that just occurred. Omo!

Awwwwwn, so bad. I wanted this perfume, but I’m broke, I’ll come back when I’m richer.

~ Stephanie to the salesperson

This was a perfume that I will be scared to touch, I mean I was a teacher that time, yet to get my NYSC certificate, so yes you can imagine my salary. + It was a private school, where you get to be paid late. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

I should stop here, as we have reach the moral lesson….

END OF STORY!

But itchy fingers… Here goes more of the storyπŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

I was fine sha, and Stephanie was fine too
I was fine sha, and Stephanie was fine too😎😎

Stephanie told me she wanted another movie. . I wanted another, but I was scared, cos I was broke.

So this time, we got there, she asked what I wanted, I said nothing. She persisted, and oh, I felt she was paying, so I took what I wanted.

Only for me to hear, after 2 minutes, “Paul, I hope you know we’re paying with your card this time?”

πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ HaewπŸ™†!

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Then she said, don’t bother. She paid. I ate slowly, while at the movie, I felt so indebted, and it seemed like I had lost control.

Steph acted normal. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ after the movies, we took a cab to her house, fare was about N2,000. Meanwhile my house was N100 away.

I followed her to her house, and promised a second date.

After that date, I went to meet my employer for my salaries been owed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™†πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Stephanie has always been cheeky
Stephanie has always been cheeky

Omooo
… Fast forward, there was another date, a swimming date, and then a birthday at her house.

Somehow sha, life happened between us both.

But the conversation I had with Stephanie in the cab back home was why I was able to publish my first book that same year 2019. We had met in June and by October, my first book – THE VISIT was out in paperback and on online bookstores.

2 years on, I’ve found it easier going after ladies irrespective of their finance. But far from dating, the lesson I want you to learn is this.

Stephanie tree climbing
Stephanie tree climbing

When she saw that perfume, she didn’t shy away from it, as I would have done. She picked it, and thought of how to get it, and then she said, “I will come back for it when I’m richer.”

Maybe she never went back to it. Maybe she never did. But she conditioned her mindset that she could get it.

It’s the same thing you should have for your life. You should never have that mind of “I CAN’T AFFORD IT”. That’s a statement or mindset of the poor.

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TOP 5 EXPERIENCE IN NIGERIAN JOB INTERVIEWS

Job interviews can be a kind of adventure, if you are the adventurous type. Today, I’ll be listing top 5 acts you’re likely to experience in a job interview in my country, Nigeria.

I really haven’t been to any other country before (smiles) though, I have taken remote jobs, but no, all my experience is coning from the Nigeria ‘jobosphere’.

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Though, I wrote my final exams as an undergraduate on 10th September, 2018. I have been able to amass a little KOB experience through job seeking here and there.

Some of my experience are way way hilarious, some you may find disturbing.

1. The over serious interviewee

In every job interview, there are some candidates that see an interview as a warfront, and in no mood to help anyone. These group of persons feel helping you will hinder their chances.

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Even if it means not borrowing you a pen to fill your form while theirs is faulty! To them, the fewer the better.

2. The social prefect

These ones, are the ones who act like they already got the job or are not even interested. They act like they came to make friends and socialize.

They don’t even mind not getting the job, they exude this confidence and seem not to be tensed. Usually throwing a few jokes here and there.

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Wishing good luck to their fellow interviewees, and trying to network with the other interviewees. I find myself in this category once in a while.

3. The Papa (or Mama) interview

Ever been to an interview where you saw a job interviewee and thought he or she was your boss.

They dress so well, most times even better than the recruiter. They are usually older and sometimes hate that they are coming to ‘drag’ job with small boys and girls.

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I do wonder how the interview process with them goes, especially when they are older than the Human Resources officer.

4. The ‘Expo’ interviewee

There are some persons who have been so used to cutting corners and finding their way around situations, that they almost can not do without it.

These ones wait at a lobby for any interviewee that just finished the interview process to gain clues on the type of questions that was asked.

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And if this type of interviewee happens to meet the over serious interviewee, for clues β€” it always turn into later quarrels outside the job venue. (Laughs) I have had quite the experience.

5. The ‘I can’t kill myself’ interviewee

These ones are those who have applied for numerous jobs and maybe haven’t gotten any and then decided to go into entrepreneurship, and somehow found themselves here.

They don’t care much about the interview. To them, if na by job, na my job. If no be my job, no be my own (this means that, they believe what is theirs will get to them without much hassle).

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So they usually turn up late, most times not dressed for the occasion. Not willing to indulge.

Well, there could be more than this, but I can’t know all, can I? So, I would like you to drop one in the comment box, before leaving. So I too, can learn a thing or two. (Smiles)