Please excuse my French ...
On zha 13th of Fevruary, I fut out zha following zweet:
"You know the scam was ingenious... ...when the victims are defending the scam... even after being scammed.
...First thing the con artist does is put u in a *fantasy trance whr u adopt the scam as ur own idea.
And as such, will believe, act on & defend it with all u've got
11 days later, I released another hit-single:
"If you can spend 5 yrs pursuing a degree that will never fetch you a N1Million/ month salary..
You can spend 1-year learning a high-income skill or building an online business that can legit make u N50M or more per year...
But go off... Tell me how you still need to do ur Masters"
I was referring to anyone who 's strugglin right now and thinks getting a Masters will somehow solve their money problems
Heck, I was referring to any and everyone who ....
In this day and age....
Still thinks getting a Masters Degree is the path to financial freedom
Now, of course, as expected...
The last Tweet struck a lot of nerves.... (Truth is always bitter..)
"RUBBISH!!! YOU CAN'T SAY THAT ABOUT HAVING A MASTERS DEGREE!!!!"
"UNA DON COME AGAIN! HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE MAKING N50MILLION A YEAR ONLINE WITH THEIR SKILLS AND ONLINE BUSINESS?"
"YOU.... HAVE YOU MADE UP TO N50M WITH YOUR SKILL?"
LOL, let's do a little math here:
At the current exchange rate:
N50Million is the equivalent of $111,000 (please confirm, my math can be horrible sometimes)
That's like $9,300 a month or so
And in NAIRA, it's around N4.1M / month
There's a question Funmilayo (my student) asked me once:
"Andy, why don't you ever talk about your monthly earnings and personal income?" Liiiiiiiike..... you hardly ever show numbers and stuff like that... yet, you've built a solid reputation and following...."
It's just not in my nature to do stuff like that.
That's why I don't answer questions like...
"Have you made up to N50M with your skill?"
"Is your monthly earning up to N4Million?"
Of course, my reality is NOT your reality
And you can't understand:
How you've worked so hard for more than 20years of your life and still don't earn over N1M a month...
A bunch of arrogant and utterly disrespectful 20-something-year-olds are raking in your annual salary in one month
Practically working nothing more than 6hours a day.
Doing something they actually enjoy.
With a lot of time to spare... see loved ones and occasionally
Flirt with women so simultaneously hot and smart...
It doesn't seem fair that God is not sending some your way.
So your first reaction when you see what's possible for others,
...is ENVY and ANGER and DENIAL
It can't be true!!!!
No way in hell I've built my entire life on a lie
The lie that good grades and degrees are the ONLY path to WEALTH
And that those who don't do well in school will be poor forever (remember how back in school everyone would mock those who failed tests and exams? and swear they'd never amount to anything in life?")
NO!!!! If there's anyone who deserves to be making this much money
And living a soft life...
It should be people like me who have good degrees and work round the CLOCK should
Sure, you gotta make yourself feel better
By defending the scam with all your might...
Same way religious folks defend pastors and Imams who use their offering and tithe to buy Private Jet, live flamboyant lives...
And build expensive schools ... with wickedly greedy tuition fees that 90% of their church members can't afford.
And these believers defend these guys no matter what.
Leave us alone
Nobody forced us to pay Tithe and Offering
It is our choice, we've not been fooled
Like I said:
You know the scam was ingenious... ...when the victims are defending the scam... even after being scammed.
See, it's just plain common sense:
Except you're in it for purely academic reasons...
Like you want to become a lecturer or pursue something in the academic field...
You'd be silly to think having an MSC will somehow solve your money problems...
And even if you wanted it for academic reasons
Having a Masters degree or even a PhD won't put a lot of money in your pocket....
IT WON'T put you in a position where you're not beholden to one source of income .....
Or an entity or an employer...
How much do Nigerian Doctors and Professors in Nigeria (who have spent over 30-years in the field) earn every month?
How many of them have salaries over N1M a month?
Compare that to the number of people making a fortune online
High-earning Copywriters and marketers and Ecom folks (many of whom are barely 2 years in the game)
And if you don't have eye problem...
You'll see the gap is very much like what we have between...
LAGOS and MAIDUGURI
"ERMMMM.... BUT I WANT A MASTERS JUST FOR THE FULFILMENT.... I HAVE PASSION FOR TEACHING..."
Fine, follow your heart and passion
But for the sake of your loved ones.. (and your sanity / if you have any left)
Have a second income plan.
Learn a high-income skill or start a business that solves real-life problems for everyday people
Take it seriously and put in the work
You won't regret it.
And you know...
The reason a LOT of people would rather go for a Masters (to increase their chances of getting a job / a better job/ or a promotion)... than learn a skill or start a business???
My Friend Abdul-Qawiyyy said it best:
"With a job, there's no risk... you're guaranteed a monthly salary... whether you work or not.....
...Unlike high-income skills or businesses where even though you're doing crazy numbers.... nothing is certain"
There you have it
One group is scared of taking risks
They want security
They feel entitled
And they don't want to venture out of their comfort zones
But the other?
These are the Crazy ones
The renegades and risk takers who go all the way to lift their families out of poverty and suffering
Crazy and rich or Scared and entitled??
90% of human beings don't want to be crazy
But the Choice is yours
Do what gives you peace of mind
P.S: OH... I forgot to share the good news
3 of my students recently got new Clients
Digital Marketing for SMEs
And they all sent messages to tell me about it.
I'm very happy for them
And 90% of my happiness is down to the fact that....
They don't need a First Class or Masters Degree to be earning that much from home or wherever they damn well please.