ADVISORY: Preparing For The Worst Economic Situations In Nigeria
In view of the present economic situation around the world and Nigeria in particular, adequate cautions must be taken by us all.
Be prepared to let go of some things and spend only when absolutely necessary. If you have saved money, try not to touch it quickly.
Avoid capital projects until you are certain of replenishing your bank accounts.
Avoid social travels that bring no added income.
If attending a burial, wedding, naming ceremony, marriage anniversary will eat into your savings, avoid them. You would be called names, accept the name calling but understand that these same people will call you worse names if you have to borrow from them to feed your family.
Reduce ur responsibilities. Your first duty is to your family. If you don’t provide for them, others will rarely do so.
Talk to your friends who are working not to bother asking you for favours.
Avoid those who ask you in advance what you are going to get for them on their birthdays or Valentine day. They tell you things are hard but refuse to agree that things are hard for you too.
Cut your pants according to your cloth. If you think that staying in Lekki will take more than half of your savings, move to Otta.
The downfall of a man is not the end of his life. Help your friends to start cutting costs by cutting costs yourself. Don’t spend thousands to celebrate your birthday because you will be putting pressure on them to celebrate theirs.
If they call and ask how your birthday is going to be, tell them “Ground no level”. Tell them you hope things will improve next year.
Do not be pushed into unnecessary spending for any reason.
Even if you have the money to spend, spend on things that can uplift your life and the life of others.
People have spent millions on their wedding, only to live unhappily thereafter.
People have spent millions on their birthdays, only to be forgotten a few months after.
Dont go about impressing people about your wealth.
But dont forget to spend moderately on charity and help some struggling ones if you can. ..those are the only things you will meet in your grave.
Most importantly understand that happiness does not come from vanity.
There are hundreds of people out there, unknown in your circles who are living a quiet life of bliss.
Moreover, there is no Big Boy or Girl in the grave except those who genuinely help others.
Meanwhile, Economic indices have indicated trying times are here.
CONCENTRATE YOUR ENERGY ON THINGS THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFE AND THE LIFE OF PERSONS CLOSE TO YOU.
Seriously reflect on this message.