RULE 98: Take Responsibility Before You Take Advice

Veteran Nigerian Aviator and Pilot, Captain Chris Najomo & Pretty Wife, Martha

This is
follow-on from the previous Rule. If you are going to take advice you need to
know in advance:
• What you
expect to get
• Why you are
asking
• Your exact
position – if you don’t know, how can they advise you of anything?
• What you want
to happen next
• What role they
will play in that
• What action
you can take if their advice is wrong/out of date! Harmful
• What further
advice you might need.

And before you
can do any of these you need to take responsibility. We all start out – or at
least I did, and so did most people I’ve ever talked to about it – somehow
expecting that we would end up rich. It was/is an assumed process, sort of by
osmosis. As you get older and add years to your life, so in theory you add
riches.
Then you wake up
one day and it isn’t/is just like that. For me it wasn’t, so I went into hyper
drive to change the situation and am now fabulously wealthy.-? But it took hard
work and tremendous effort. Now you’ve made it, it is time to review. Time to
take responsibility. Time to take stock. You need to know:

“The wealthier we become, the easier it appears to
be to hand over our affairs (financial ones) to people we think have our best
interests at heart or who we assume know what they are doing or are on top of
the latest developments and laws. My observation is that (a) they’re not and
(b) the shrewd wealthy ones don’t hand over anything unless they are really,
really sure of their advisers”

• Where you are
• How you got
there.
• What you are
worth – both financially and spiritually
• Where you want
to go next
• How you expect
to get there.
When you have
answered these questions you are ready to take advice about your plans. And it
doesn’t have to be advice of the paid kind, the expert kind, the man-in-a-suit
kind, the all serious and heavy kind. Sometimes advice can come from unlikely
sources and unlikely people. Learn to listen. Learn to take in what is not being
said. Learn to be happy (gosh that’s a big one for all of us).
The wealthier we become, the easier it appears to be
to hand over our affairs (financial ones) to people we think have our best
interests at heart or who we assume know what they are doing or are on top of
the latest developments and laws. My observation is that (a) they’re not and
(b) the shrewd wealthy ones don’t hand over anything unless they are really,
really sure of their advisers. And that’s my advice.
From
The Book;
The Rules of Wealth
by Richard Templar
(Read Rule
99
of Rule of Wealth tomorrow on Asabeafrika)
Read-to-Wealth Series








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