Most of the educated people in Nigeria are poor. Majority of the educated earn less than ₦55,000 for a salary on average before tax and other deductions. When the deductions are put into consideration, the net salary reduces to maybe ₦50,000. The net salary then suffers from loan deductions of up to ₦15,000 leaving the salary at around ₦35,000. The landlord then demands his ₦15,000 and monthly shopping and feeding take away ₦10,000, leaving the nigga or niggres (Haha, ignore this) with ₦10,000. Going to work for five days in a week takes ₦300 every day if not more than, and relatives get another ₦2,500. The whole salary is gone and borrowed money starts operating. The borrowed money includes short loans and salary advances from work. Then, you’ll now join the rat race (You can’t leave ‘cos you earn just enough to survive), so you do everything to keep the job and keeping accumulating debts like bet9ja odds.
The difference between poverty and prosperity is property/assets. A prosperous person has property to his name while a poverty-stricken person has no property/assets to show. Using this understanding, therefore, most of the degree holders are poverty-stricken, borrowing money to buy chicken and chips, pizza, afford to pay rent for years and maybe get a car. Yet you see many wearing suits and you want to be like them. Get close to them and you’ll discover that most people are just suffering and smiling. A study by Forbes Magazine shows that around 90% of Employees hate their jobs. So why on earth are you still working? Go for your dreams! I know it’s scary but it’s worth it. I’ve been there too. A popular quote reads:
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
The biggest excuse for getting paid such a low amount of money and having to sit and work for another person for 30 days in order to get paid is THE DEGREE that one possesses and that’s all. This has made most of the degree holders “modern day slaves” and will most likely remain that way. A degree holder does not know how to generate money for himself unless that money is generated for the employer. A degree holder is so dependent on the salary that he can do anything to get a job but will not think of starting a business of his own to employ others. But he’s not to be blamed, our society ruined him! Our society expects everyone to leave home and work hard or work for someone in other to earn. This is the 21st century and the old methods don’t work anymore. Look around for God sake!
1. A degree holder is not prepared to sell chips but is very happy to work for hungry lions (companies). ‘Cos they rip you off. They pay you for your time, so you don’t have enough time to work on your dreams and they pay you just enough to stay, so you don’t break free. Come to think of it, If you pay a slave more than enough money, he’ll end up breaking free. Isn’t it?
2. A degree holder is not prepared to sell popcorn on the street but is very happy to work for Dangote outlet in the city and mum river-sides.
3. A degree holder is not prepared to talk to people about his business but is very happy to be employed by a Bank where he’ll be required to sell stocks and look for customers in scorching Sun.
4. A degree holder is not prepared to make ₦30,000 monthly doing his own business but is very happy to work in a bank where he’s paid ₦50,000. Not knowing he’s merely building someone else’s dreams and empire.
5. A degree holder is not prepared to start a company and grow it in two to three years but will spend three years searching for a job or work as an underpaid employee.
6. A degree holder is not prepared to sell food to students but will be happy to work as an Office Assistant to a boss with no qualifications as long as he is paid ₦30,000 for a salary.
7. A degree holder is so eager to get out of the country in order to work in another man’s country ($10/hour jobs) than spend the time to develop his own country and people. When you finally come home, your people will be waiting to collect from you ‘cos you didn’t take time to grow with your people too. I had the mindset of travelling out of the country too until I discovered Network Marketing.
8. A degree holder staying in a foreign land (Nigerian) is very keen to condemn Nigeria but will never contribute to the development of his country. They keep tabs on the affairs of Nigeria and are always quick to throw blames at the Government. Uncle, what have you done to help us? Huh.
9. A Nigerian degree holder would rather sweep the streets of London or California than start a business to make money in his fatherland – others work in people’s homes doing some dirty work (cleaners) they can’t do here. Shebi nah Oyinbo dirty I dey clean. How convenient. Chai.
10. A degree holder in Nigeria will watch porn on his laptop but never sit to write a book using the same laptop to sell and make money.
11. A degree holder will blame the government for lack of jobs and will blame the economy for his mischiefs. Why not create your own economy?
12. A degree holder would rather place bets or invest in get-rich-quick schemes, rather than work on their own business. Yet, they all want to be rich like Dangote even though it took Dangote 30 years to get to where he is today according to a post by Vanguard.
Why are the degree holders poor?
Because they have decided to pride themselves in a degree and failed to think better than a man who does not have even a certificate to his name. Uncle, let me tell you. The non-degree holders are far better than you. Because they have the courage to pursue their dreams. They know if the business doesn’t succeed, they won’t be successful too. No wonder they end up creating big startups and will probably employ you to continue building their dreams while neglecting yours.
Degree holders spend their time liking articles on LinkedIn and Facebook but never have any care in the world to implement what they like. Poverty starts from the mind, a mind that just likes things but never implements them.
If you want to progress, keep that degree and start thinking like someone without a degree. There’s no white collar Job anywhere! The small vacancies out there either require you to have a connection or pay a huge price to the HR Manager to secure the spot.
Be prepared to get your hands dirty and work like an ox for your business. Your hard work will pay off. My network marketing journey has been very been very fruitful. Knowing the difference between a self-employed and Entrepreneur helped me made the decision of joining this amazing Industry. So I want you to; Think Success!!! Think Entrepreneurship!!! Think Network Marketing!!!