“When it comes to investing, nothing will pay off more than educating yourself. Do the necessary research and analysis before making any investment decisions.” Benjamin Franklin
I am always appalled at how little knowledge is shared about the things that are most important to our existence, especially relating to matters that decide how well we participate in the life we live on this earth. Money is on the mind of every person, for some the thought of money brings joy, while for others, it is a nightmare. We live in two different worlds – it is either you have, or you don’t have.
1 Timothy, 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil. Too many people have simply held on to the part of the verse declaring that money is the root of all evil. In the event you have not heard this portion of scripture as recorded in the Old Testament – Ecclesiastes, 10:19 – A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. It is all about how you acquire money, and how you use it. Get to know more about money and how you can have it in abundance.
We need Influencers, people who will tell stories that will ignite the fire of prosperity in us. Everyone would like to live a good life, having the ability to enjoy financial freedom so that their bills can be paid on time, they can save money, and buy what they want, when they want it.
The United States of America is a country of story tellers where Influencers tell rags to riches stories, stories of being homeless, living in old cars, giving up on life when no hope can be seen on the horizon. Influencers evangelise prosperity, bring tears to the eyes of their audience and in many instances, participants resolve to rise up and take their rightful place in society. Have you heard names like Holton Buggs, and David Imonitie? They are MLM superstars. They heard the stories of possibilities and made financial fortunes. Now Holton Buggs owns two MLM companies in the Travel and Forex categories. The latter was launched just a few days ago.
Today, I make a clarion call to all who consider themselves leaders/influencers and have knowledge of Investing to step up and encourage the formation of Investment Clubs across St. Lucia. Our people need to learn to invest in instruments that will work best for them. Give them options to decide whether they will invest in Stocks, Penny Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Crypto Currencies, Real Estate, etc. Everyone has the right to live a life of abundance; however, most of us will need a teacher. It is time that a few persons take the responsibility to guide our people to the promised land of financial prosperity which is now only enjoyed by a few.
It is time for the Influencers in our midst to take a stand and reach out to their fellow citizens by educating and enlightening them in areas of financial empowerment. I have been doing a lot of reading in the past year on a number of subjects such as Investing, Small Business, Personal Empowerment and Politics; I am amazed how a few individuals who are willing to share their stories can bring about phenomenal changes in the lives of others.
I have a suggestion that will accelerate the sharing of ideas. It is time that church leaders seek to extend their care to include physical and financial needs of the members of their congregation, and not only confine themselves to the spiritual needs. I remember in my other life as an Evangelist, I preached a sermon entitled – “The spiritual needs cannot be divorced from the Physical Needs.” That theme remains as real as it was after so many decades.
In the main, Caribbean people have so far failed to succeed in Investing because we have resisted all efforts at bringing us together. There are fundamental things that can begin to open up the door to investing by acquiring stocks in local and regional companies. Make it easier to raise capital and trade stocks, etc. Give the little guy a real opportunity at investing. Together, we are strong. Let the dialogue begin. We can do a lot to bring joy to the hearts of many. Let’s do it!
Stay safe. Remember Always, Keep the Faith, Yahweh is in charge; dream big and expect daily Miracles!
Freelance Journalist/Realtor/Business Consultant
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