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My father told me 'dont trust men in suits'

16 June 2015, 13:21 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - My father gave me advice about men. Here are seven pointers.

Do not trust men in suits

People who are wearing suits have something to hide. That suit looks good on that body but ….

It may be expensive but did he drain an account to get it? Now imagine if he wears a different one every day of the week! People who wear suits also have lines they want to feed you.

Just imagine a lawyer against a surgeon. The surgeon strips down and it is his life at the end of the day if he does not lay his truth with the first cut! On the other hand just imagine a lawyer and all the things he spins to you to get you out of a bind. He helps you come up with lies. Do not trust men in suits!


Being self-employed means you work harder than everybody else

Even on weekends you are working. Yes, you have the leisure of being your own boss and leaving work at even 9am but that day you waste will haunt you. That day you waste will be your bastard because that day is when another person closed a deal while you were away! That day a client came and did not want to deal with your assistant. Sunday morning, if you drank the whole of Saturday, a person wants a partner but you could not get up or you reeked of drink; they look for another partner. Self-employment means thrice even quadruple the hard work until you are forty and have a couple of millions as steady daily, not monthly, okay, maybe weekly income!


Being on self-employed income only means your money is shorter

You get a million this month, an employed person gets 5, 000 this month but they will always be richer. They get the 5k every month but your million might be what you get for the next couple of years. So you have to be wiser on the money you get than the person who is being paid monthly.


The friends you have are only as good as the money you have

Opportunity may be once in a lifetime. On that weekday that you are really bored and do not want to do anything. Opportunity may always be getting out of bed with you and greeting you along the way.

Thing is, when you have somebody else will not have and along the way you raise everybody around you. But they will not be there to pick you up, they will move on when you scramble from unwise decisions. When you get back up, they will be there to help you drink that money again, when you fall down it is not their duty to pick you up. They are not your parent. They will not be there. I feel this should go along with, pick the people around you wisely and never spend your money around ‘friends’.


Save, Invest, Save, Invest

It is never just save, save, save and more save. You save then what? Leave that money, lying around in the bank? That is also stupid. Money loses value day in, day out! So you save but take some of it and make a plan that gives you income; shares, rentals, money markets-anything that will give income! Then take some of that, save it and take the other 1/3 and invest it. Again! That is how people survive. Survive, not become instant millionaires. When you are 20 or 30 you are not a millionaire. You have just gotten a big break that gives you a head start for the time being.


Alcohol is a good way to be broke instantly

It takes money out of your pocket if you do not know how to manage it. It is a good way for adults to pass time, when you get from work and you are tired or on a weekend. Make it a daily habit and see the money you spend that could have gone elsewhere!


Never spend money on men

If I was a son I would say, never spend money on women. It is good to buy gift and the odd show of appreciation. This is different for sons because your woman is your woman.

On the other hand, never take money out of your pocket and give it to men. It will never come back. When a man asks for money, it is under false pretense. What he tells you, is not what it is going to do.

You are also not born to take care of men but to be taken care of. Never give men money. It will never come back. It does not matter if he says it is a loan, or he is dying in Kamiti; never give a man money!


When you grow old your family will always be what you have left

Not your brothers, sisters or parents. They all die along the way, they leave, and they live their lives and have their own families now. The family that you personally take part in procreating will be all you will have. So look at them and ask yourself what seeds you have planted all those years.


Take care of your spouse

I have not said children because children will do what they want and they eventually leave. So do you want to grow old alone, grow old with a person who is bitter or do you want to be happy and be content as you wait for death. The other scenario is when you are sixty and start scrambling to repair the damage done over the years and you have no idea where to start.

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