Crypto In Blur, Your Life In Focus.
Recently, I just laid off some huge commitments in my life and while they were there, I never realized these commitments were filling some specific void. Nevertheless, commitments are expensive, to execute commitments we need to pay some specific prices which might be momentary or non-monetary.
Whichever way it is, were paying a price eventually. In 2022 one of my goals was not to reduce my expenditures but to rather spend purposefully. I figure out that sometimes what makes people feel they're spending too much is if there's a sort of futility to what they're spending on. When the input can match the level of output, somehow we don't tend to worry about whatever cost we have to pay.
Efforts, No Dividends
So I had a lot of commitment that weren't primarily yielding any dividends, but they were taking a lot of efforts and funds to execute. However, these commitments are not primarily useful to me at the moment, but I had to see it through for the purpose of posterity. So imagine how it feels to stop spending substantially on these commitments. However, since I've stopped, it feels like my life lacks essence and the fear of being uncreative is catching up to me.
In recent days I've been brainstorming, seeking for ways to put my life to better use. While I can decide to ride out the Crypto life, at one point or the other we need stability in real time, stable finance, stable businesses, a great plan towards raising a family, taking care of the extended family and a plan towards retirement. One is never too young to retire and if you think retirement is meant for a specific stage and time, then you're mistaken.
Making & Unmaking Plans
I have some plans to go into a business partnership with a friend, but currently he's studying, he's into programming as well as taking care of a large family. In Nigeria, the role of first male children is often cumbersome. Sometimes you're living to fulfill the needs of people who are considered to be your siblings and this is a sociocultural expectation that frequently affect the economic outcome of the life of a person.
Not to deviate, this guy and I have planned to open up a groundbreaking business, we've got all the ingredients to make this business a success and for the first time in my life, I'm actually not scared in investment in a whole new venture. However, the problem here is, this guy has got offers to go for masters and probably PhD on full sponsorship.
He's got people who are willing to get a tech job in the US after all these programs, and he's probably torn between his dedication for me and getting greener pastures overseas. He's probably also contemplating that owning a business with me would make him an entrepreneur. But the point here is that he's a man with many choices to choose from, and I am only having one choice which is co-owning a business with him.
The fact he's got a lot of choices is not necessarily a good thing, this is because he'll be in the dilemma of making the right choice and dreading failure. Imagine failing after having so many great choices to select from. However, I won't simply want bank on the fact that our friendship will make him pick to co-own a business with me. I mean in terms of security and economic stability, Nigeria is currently in shambles, surely I wouldn't expect him to stay here.
The point is, there's a lot of uncertainty surrounding this particular future and this is why I won't be throwing a die, expecting a head or tail. However, my thoughts are that this plan might never get to materialize, so this brings me to the questions of what to do, what to establish, and who do I do to supplement my finances in a country with an unstable economy?
Finance In Focus?
I do not know if I am the only one experiencing this. For the very first time I'm scared because I haven't been able to put adequate plans in place regarding my future. Of course, in the long run, the plan would be to leave Nigeria for good, but for now I have to set up things to improve my cash flow which will then enable me to build a life out of Nigeria.
There are so many things that are currently limiting me, of course, I have to look at these issues, as one of the reasons why tend to hesitate when making plans regarding my future. Nevertheless, the plan is to grow, rather than go back to ground zero. I believe a lot in crypto, not because I'm just committed to its growth.
My plans for the future has exactly been foggy and this is because I don't want to build real life goals on things that are uncertain. I see 2020 as a year or brainstorming new ideas that would eventually better my life. I guess it's not too late provided we can turn up every day to grind.
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