A very important life lesson I learned from my grandma (thank God for grandparents) is:
Invest in many places because you don’t know tomorrow and you don’t know which one will bring in the BIG harvest.
You may ask, “but isn’t that a sign of fear?” NO! It’s wisdom and it’s actually in the bible (Ecclesiastes 11:1-6) and she was a strong believer in Jesus Christ, a retired elementary school teacher, homemaker, entrepreneur. Her and grandpa had multiple farms and employed many to work there and brought forth bountiful harvests.
Were they always good times?
No. When “regular” income from grandpa’s full time professional job was drastically reduced by retirement, farming brought food to the table, not just theirs but extended family, neighbors, friends.
Did my grandparents have to work the farms themselves? No, they were employers who helped others (by giving them jobs) to feed their families and send their kids to school. They helped financially to send many to school (who are professionals today).
Why am I sharing this life lesson?
You can be a school teacher and still have your own business, even if it is braiding hair, it’s a business. Who says you have to be the one to braid the hair? EMPLOY TALENTED PEOPLE!
If your employer didn’t take a bold step to start that business, you wouldn’t be at that workplace.
Don’t wait for something bad to happen before you take action. Your prosperity is not for you alone but to bless others too. Be a giver and not just a receiver.
Question: Which important life lesson(s) have you learned? Please share.
Belinda Enoma is a Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer and Global Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology expertise. She is a digital entrepreneur, author, ordained pastor, global conference host and mentor to women who desire to impact their generation. For bookings, click here