MISTAKE #4: The ‘Lagos money’ syndrome. This also applies to every big city in the world e.g. London, Las Vegas or New York syndrome. I have counselled people to take their money out of Lagos, Nigeria. If you must make your money in Lagos, take it out of Lagos to make more money elsewhere. Any town where you earn a high salary will usually come with a high cost of living. If they pay you a high salary anywhere in the world, there will be many things in your life that are depleting that money. Reverse the trend.
MISTAKE #5: The type of business that you are doing is not as important as the heart, the mind and the practices of the business owner. Many people think it’s the type of business that determines the flow of blessing and the flow of wealth. No, it is the heart, the mind and the practices of the owner. You can become a millionaire selling water.
MISTAKE #6: Start small, think big. Your goal should be to help and not to fleece people in business. Luke 6:38 says “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” It is a reflexive law that necessitates you operating with the mindset of a giver. When you operate your business with the mindset of always having something valuable to give, your clients won’t abandon you.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the miracle of divine reduction of expenses. I receive the heart and mind that grows business profitably in Jesus’ name, Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Psalm 46:1-11, Proverbs 22:15