Please Excuse my French

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

Beware"

****

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

LOL!

You know...

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?"

Put differently:

"Is your monthly earning up to N4Million?"

LOL ...

See question you're asking somebody who earns upwards of 30% royalties on Multi-million Naira JV projects

Minus Fees from Clients (recently turned down a N1.2M project... have turned down dozens in the past)

Minus Consulting and Advisory fees 

Minus Coaching fees (N400,000 per person)

Minus Sales from Courses on Nairaroad

Minus Affiliate Commissions from Offers on Expertnaire (They sent me some money this morning)

LOL\

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...

Whereas....

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?")

CONT'D

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...

It won't.

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

Stay frosty

A.

 

P.S: OH... I forgot to share the good news

3 of my students recently got new Clients

The niches:

Financial.

Travel.

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.

Bonjour.

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