FOREWORD Examples are pathways to solving problems of life no matter how difficult they appear to be. They provide perspectives and workability frameworks through which defined conclusions regarding certain issues of life can be arrived at. Thus, to neglect examples—especially those that give clues to your desired expectations—is to sign in for frustrations, unending trials, and guesswork without any appreciable attainment.
This book, Multiple Bold Steps, is a dynamic piece of work from someone who has seen life from different angles and who, by practical ingenuity and concerted efforts, has risen to an enviable status worthy of emulation today. The author is a person I’ve known for close to twenty-five years, since the undergraduate days. His dynamism, restlessness, and purposeful drive towards achieving great feats in life are legendary.
I therefore consider this book as not just an inspirational writing but a presentation from the heart of someone who has achieved success by approaching life from the principles as contained in the work.
By going through this book, you will discover that just anyone can succeed and in a prime time of life, by first building on a solid relationship with God and then growing in relevance through adequate knowledge that will eventually enhance capacity for wealth.
Inside it are keys that will open doors to efficiency and excellence in every aspect of life rather than waiting endlessly for help that is uncertain.
May your understanding be enlightened towards taking multiple bold steps to actualizing your desired future as you read this book.
David O. Abioye Abuja, Nigeria
Multiple Bold Steps is a book written out of inspiration. It is a summary of my life from toddler to adulthood. There were challenges, but the challenges were used as a ladder to success. Success is a function of your definition. The roof of one could be the foundation of another, and vice versa. The bottom line is contentment. No one is born a failure. If you fail, it is simply your choice. This book will encourage—especially our youths in Nigeria who easily give up as a result of unemployment. It will also encourage everyone within the life-earning cycle to begin to think like an entrepreneur if they are not thinking like one already. You don’t have to wait to be an employee, but rather, engage yourself and prepare and sign your own letter of employment by yourself.
The most important thing in life is your knowledge of who God is and defining and establishing a working relationship with Him. When you are in a good working relationship with Him, you are able to walk uprightly, and there is a good reward for this. God is the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega. When He closes a door, no one can open it; and when He opens a door, no one dares close it. He is our Father in Heaven, and we are His children. As His children, we are not permitted to fail. One of the things you will learn from this book is capacity building to avoid failure and resist it when it seems it is staring at your face. Damn failure and embrace success by taking bold steps. You may “fake” the steps initially; but as you proceed by taking further steps, you will suddenly realize that your steps are in the right direction and taking you to your desired destination. Our desired destination, most times, is one or a combination of the following: love, comfort, peace of mind, and most importantly, money. Yes, money!
Money answereth all things. But most often, we think of paper money. When you are in charge and in control of your life, you have money. Money is wealth, and money is health. A vital instrument of money is your tongue, so be careful how you use it and apply same to direct your path. Be filled with the word of God. When you are filled with it, then you can better apply your tongue to sharpen your destiny.
So who are you? Have you realized who you are in God? If you have not, you need to take time to read this book page by page in order to discover the “me” in you as discussed in the first chapter. Learn to impress God and not man. Once you are good with God, ignore whatever your neighbor or friend is saying. After all, you are what God says you are. Learn the art of financial intelligence and ensure you are emotionally stable and intelligent too. Be conscious of your rich ratio. Rich ratio—according to Wes Moss in his book You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think—says that what determines whether you are rich or poor is simply a relationship between what you have and what you need. As long as what you have covers your needs by 100 percent, you have a rich ratio of 1 exactly. When your ratio is greater than 1, you have crossed the poverty border line. Therefore, if you earn N20,000 a month and what you need for your upkeep and other expenses in a month is N20,000, then your rich ratio is 1. Meanwhile, if you earn N1,000,000 a month and what you need for upkeep and other expenses is N2,000,000, then you have a rich ratio of 0.5, which leaves you poor. This book will encourage you to augment your needs in order for what you have to accommodate them, thereby remaining rich all the days of your life.
Multiple Bold Steps is all about taking steps that will bring the future near quickly. To predict the future accurately, you must be able to create it. Creating the future involves taking multiple bold steps. As you read on, you will realize that I deliberately created my future during my life-earning cycle, and this couldn’t have been achieved without taking some radical and bold steps. Perhaps this formed the basis of this book as a lot of my personal experiences will be shared in many of the chapters.
Taking bold steps requires strategic thinking and a calculated approach. You will learn the significance of being happy by smiling all the way, as well as the importance of creating a thinking room or a thinking chair for yourself to draw inspiration that will pave the way for your breakthrough in life. After all, the universe will deliver to you what you request from it. According to the words of Bishop David Abioye, when you speak, angels pick and God fixes. The art of speaking must precede God’s action, and it is from the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks; so fill your heart with good virtues.
A vital part of our time must be devoted to self-development. Time not spent is wasted, and it is wasted forever. Three major cycles of life are discussed in this book—namely,-BUY NOW
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About the Book
This book teaches capacity building to avoid failure and resist it when it seems like it is staring at you, taking a cue from my experience. Damn failure and embrace success by taking bold steps. You may fake the steps initially, but as you proceed by taking further steps, you will suddenly realize that your steps are in the right direction, taking you to your desired destination.
Multiple Bold Steps is all about taking steps that will bring the future near quickly. To predict the future accurately, you must be able to create it. Creating the future involves taking “multiple bold steps.”
Three major cycles of life were discussed in this book, namely, learning cycle, earning cycle, and relaxation cycle. The earlier you discover your cycle in life, the better and faster it is for you to reach the ultimate cycle known as the relaxation cycle at a good and desired age.
About the Author
Abayomi holds BSc Degree in Botany from Ondo State University (1990) and MBA in Marketing from University of Maiduguri (1994). He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and National Institute of Marketing. He lectured briefly in University of Maiduguri between 1993 and 1995 before changing his career path to banking in 1996 when he joined Diamond Bank Nigeria and later moved to Standard Trust Bank and Prudent Bank as Customer Service Manager.
He joined Ecobank Nig Limited in 2004 where he performed various roles ranging from Head, Marketing to Branch Manager, later Area Manager, all in Delta State. He subsequently moved beyond Delta State to head Public Sector, South South and South East, covering 11 states in Nigeria.
He is currently the Managing Director/Chief Marketing Officer of Flobal Trust Limited, an Investment Advisory Company licensed by Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria.