A New Money Master is someone who is successfully able to make money through business. In other words, a New Money Master is an entrepreneur. In Ghana/Africa, there are many opportunities for entrepreneurs to create and make money from business ideas. In the search of great opportunities, African entrepreneurs can easily make mistakes – mistakes made by others before them.
Fred Degde, Dei Tumi, Kosi Yankey and a host of preachers might have a lot of advice to help you avoid the repetition of the same blunders made by others and help you grow business in Africa but I believe the onus lies on us to do the right thing hence my picks below.
1. Go for the low-hanging fruit.
Sometimes instinctively, you think the bigger the business, the better. By going after a bigger dream, you can quickly become impatient and begin losing focus on your initial goals. Instead, focus on attainable goals that have lower risk and fewer requirements to market entry. As in the metaphor, you can reap the same rewards by starting small and simple.
2. Be a Business Hustler
As an entrepreneur, you should always have a sharp eye and attentiveness to be able to make the best decisions for your business. Abraham Lincoln once said that “good things come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle.” A great entrepreneur jumps on every great opportunity that presents itself.
“Yes, you won the battle but what is the prize?” Schandorfquotes
One day a pastor while preaching was holding a parcel and decided to give it out. He competitively invited people to the front to battle it out. The strong men pushed and some jumped over the women to get to the front. Finally, the pastor threw the parcel up for the 3 lucky men in front to battle it out. One of the men pushed his colleagues down the ground and jumped to catch the parcel in the air. He was very excited for winning the contest and mighty applause from the cheerful crowd was given him. Then, he opened the parcel to see his #prize. It was Brazilian hair. Wow !!! And he shouted again ahaaaaaaaa this is not what I wanted and thought!!!! Out of disappointment, he miserably threw it to one of the calm women sitting in front. Like many of us, we have pursued and won battles that had empty prizes.
It is not just about winning, it is about the prize involved. David, the king knew this, so before he decided to kill the Giant, he asked what is the prize, what is actually the reward for this battle?
The Bible records; “David asked the men standing near him, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? 1Samuel 17:26
This question reveals that David was a prize focused warrior. To David it was inappropriate to just engage in battles without know what is in for him. That could be a total waste of his precious time. Sometimes, when I engaged people and I discover they have no prize in mind for their pursuits. Why do you want that lady or guy? Why do you want to take that internship or want that job? What is the prize behind that dream? Mostly, the responses are, I just love it.
The journey could be far, the path could be rough, is the prize worth your sacrifices? schandorfquotes
Sometimes people find themselves achieving victories that are empty--successes that have come at the expense of things that were far more valuable to them.
It is important to always keep your eyes on the prize. Begin with the end in mind. The prize you see would determine the sacrifices and pain to endure. The worth of any prize is based on our individual persuasions and values.
No two individuals have the same value for a particular prize.
To David, the value of marrying the king’s daughter in addition to the great wealth that would be given him was worth his life.
Knowing the prize helps you to eliminate distractions. David ignored his brother’s criticism and abusive words because he knew the prize.
Could it be that you gave up on that dream because you forgot how that dream would transform the lives of your family, society and Africa? How history would remember you?
The Berekumman Citizens and Dwellers Association have started a project to clean-up the city to improve its sanitary conditions. The activities of the clean-up project started last week. It commenced by cleaning up the principal streets of Berekum by desilting chocked gutters and many others to help bring back the cleanest city status it once boasted of.
The cleaning activities are scheduled for the weekends and it’s their plan to undertake the cleaning exercise every weekend until a decent sanitary status is achieved within the populace while creating awareness on how crucial it is to keep the city clean.
The recently born Berekumman Citizens/Dwellers Association has started development works in the Berekum City. The exuberant association is barely four (4) months old but has started providing road markings and lines on the main Berekum-Sunyani Highway- (From the main roundabout to Kato).
To begin with, they have started with Zebra Crossings and Markings on the centre pavement on the highway.
The group decided to undertake this exercise to help curb road accidents and to allow easy movement of pedestrians. This initiative is purely a Voluntary Service. The Members are executing this by taking time off their busy schedules every evening to do the markings. Other members are supporting the cause by providing water, energy drinks and the like to those volunteering. The Association is indeed promising and Berekum is beginning to take shape already.
Berekum Citizens To Transform Its Current Problems Into Proactive Goals To Redeem The Reputation Of The Golden City
Berekum used to be the eye of the Brong Ahafo Region and the cleanest city in the country some years back. The chief of Berekum- Nana Yiadom Boakye II passed away in 1999, since his demise, Berekum has not seen any significant development, largely due to the protracted chieftaincy dispute.
Currently, the city is in a very deplorable state and has indeed lost several key developmental projects which were scheduled to take place. There is a high rise of indiscipline among the youth, even though various political leaders and the law enforcement agencies try to do their quota. There is some sort of disunity among the populace especially those matured in age and all is as a result of the prolonged chieftaincy controversy.
Evangelist Paul Osei Agyeman, the founder of Shalom Radio, a vocal and dedicated advocate of the development of Berekum has taken the initiative to ignite and revive the communal spirit and the unity of Berekum’s citizens including those abroad to take action by bringing development and life to the once distinguished Golden City again.