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You Don’t Need A Salary To Survive

Happy New Week people! 🙂
I was almost not going to post anything for Monday’s Inspirational Drive today.
Lack of motivation/laziness/ maybe I just don’t feel like writing because I had a scheduled post but just didn’t feel like today is the right time to publish it.
BUT a particular word has been ringing in me…
I had some runs to do with my principal(yeah, I’ve attached to a firm now, I will give you guys the full gist later)
State judiciary is currently on strike so that means that cash doesn’t really flow from clients like it usually does.
My principal was talking about something with a man at somewhere where we went to and something rang in me.
The man said “I don’t care about ***** (insert different things you don’t care about here) as long as they pay me my salary”
And I thought, “Oh, that’s sad”.
Why is it sad you ask?
We’ll get to that in a jiffy…



As we went on to another errand again, a lady with us said “them never pay me my salary na”
And my principal said “you don’t need salary to live, you are a big girl nah”


Well, that was what my principal said but what I heard personally was “you don’t need salary to live, you should have multiple streams of income.
If you are currently relying on just your salary to survive, so much so that you currently can’t live for the month without your salary, then that’s just plain sad”



I won’t lie to you all, currently, as a youth corper, if my 19,800Naira does not come in per month, I will literally STARVE!
And I hate the situation to no end.
I absolutely do not like it.
I know that some of you read my goals for the year and one of it is to set up my own business… but that plan hasn’t risen off the ground for some reasons that I will share in good time(I can’t sound the gun before the horse)
But I know this with my heart…
I don’t want to be a lady whose livelihood is dependent on an alert from her place of work at the end of the month.
What happens if that alert doesn’t come in?
I’ll probably be reduced to begging people or be left with compulsory dieting and trekking things(God forbid)
So yes, I am a lawyer and yes, I should be practicing Law and all but I do not see that being the ONLY thing that I will do.

Yes, you are a banker/engineer/architect(insert other disciplines here), but no, your only means of livelihood shouldn’t be from your employer.
I think it’s about time we start thinking out of the box.
What else can we do that can bring in income for us?
Could it be that skill that we look at casually?
Could we turn that hobby into a money making machine?
Some people only got to know this truth when they received their sack letter from their places of work.
May that never be us!
We know this now, so we can work towards getting stuff off the ground. Don’t wait till you are forced to leave your job before you know that you should have a side hustle.



I am thinking and we should all be thinking.


As always,
I wish us all a year of fulfillment of our dreams.


And there’s an event for all enterpreneurs that will be happening soon in Lagos..


Africa’s Biggest e-Business Fair to Hold Feb 21st, 2015
Connect Nigeria is pleased to announce that its second annual e-Business Fair will hold on February 21st 2015 at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The events starts at 9am.
In 2013, over 2,000 people turned up for the e-Business Fair and learnt about e-Business as well as necessary skills they needed to develop in order to take their businesses to the next level.
With this year’s theme being ‘e-Business and The Growth of Your Enterprise’, it is anticipated to be Africa’s biggest e- Business Fair. Union Bank, MasterCard, Etisalat, Microsoft, Google are among the sponsors as well as FirstMonie, Skye Bank, Heritage Bank, JMG, Terragon Group, and Leatherworld. Some representatives from each organisation will be speaking on the day.
Media partners include Nigeria info 99.3Fm, Bellanaija.com, IN3K8 Media and proshare, webTV.
Speakers also include representatives from Tranzit.ng, Hotels.ng, Jovago, Supermart.ng and many others.
There will be raffle draws, and prizes such as ipads, laptops, and other useful gadgets to help and support businesses will be distributed.
Last year, several lucky attendees won various tech-related prizes and this year promises many more. Expecting over 5000 businesses and visitors this year, Connect Nigeria assures you that this is an event that you don’t want to miss.
Don’t miss out on #Africasbiggestsmeevent.
I attended the one for last year when I was in Lagos and I know that people will benefit from this.

Registration is free and can be done at www.connectnigeria.com/bizfair.
See more here.
See you on the other side of success and please do subscribe to blog below…
I will love to share lessons learnt with you as we all walk on our road to success/walk in purpose.



Have a great week ahead,
Much Love,

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  • Reply
    February 16, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I completely agree with you that we should have multiple streams of income – It is important because you do not know what might happen in the future. What if you do not get paid? What if you lose your property? What if there is an emergency, and you are required to pay some money? It is important to think and execute to avoid stories that touch. Thanks ever so much, Frances darling x

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      February 17, 2015 at 7:59 am

      Very true yours truly…
      Before the stories that touch come in, we should have been prepared long before them.
      I read a successful person’s bio @Ofilispeaks, who said the thought of “what if I am fired today” fired him up to do more for himself.

      Thank you soo much for stopping by and having a mini tour on the blog today 🙂

      Hopefully, we will be seeing more and more of you

  • Reply
    February 17, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Hey girl,nice piece and thanks for the info on the fair.looking forward to attending. cheers

  • Reply
    Frances Okoro
    February 18, 2015 at 11:31 am

    You are welcome Tosin, I’m glad the info helped, I wish I could be there too…
    But oh well 🙂

  • Reply
    February 18, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I really like this post because it goes so much in line with my beliefs. You are an educated person does not mean you cannot learn things to enhance you. Honestly, in the world we live in now, salary alone does not cut it. You have to have something else and like you said, it can be something as little as turning your hobby into a business. create time to do vocational training and even if you don’t use the training now, atleast you have it. You can always use it when the need arises. It’s the same way I don’t believe you should relax because your parents are rich. So they are rich, but is it the money you worked for?! It’s amazing how many people here in UK, now see the need for training such as hair braiding that they probably just learnt for fun. It’s a huge source of income here.

    Learn things. Find a way to grow yourself and put your hands to work. I personally believe most people that claim they do not have money don’t have money because they choose not to. I might be wrong, but that is one mind set I have. If you really need money, you will find a way to put your mind and hands to work.

    Sorry for the epistle Frances.

  • Reply
    Frances Okoro
    February 19, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you for the epistle Mayowa…you just helped me to make up my mind on something i’ve been considering..yes!

    And as for parents money…that definitely isn’t ours, there’s no guarantee that you can feed on it…waiting for parents cash is just…laziness?(for lack of a better word)

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