Money Moves 3

Today, let me start with a little scripture from the holy book (1 Timothy 6:9-10) that says “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil and some people, eager for money have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” Money making moves are good but they could define us, they could tell a story that we sometimes wouldn’t want to tell to the world. The third move will help you worry less about impressing the world and limit the amount of pressure that one builds with impressing people. Money moves has in the recent hurt a lot of people from Kenyans who have to deal with COVID effects due to some millionaires aiming to gain more to delayed payments at county level since some elected adults have failed to agree on an allocation formula due to vested interests. My take is money makes the worst of advisors, we tend to forget the basics of life sometimes. 

The third move is deciding what will define your story at the end of this life. The assets you possess will easily tell a story about how you want to live life so be wise. Look at a man driving a Volkswagen GT and that who has a Subaru Outback. They all have probably the same needs but the story told by a Subaru is very different from the other guy. I knew this guy who drove a Toyota Passo and for a long time I knew he had a good plan in life but the moment he upgraded to a Subaru, life shifted to the first lane. Every Saturday in his khaki shorts, gray sandals and sunglasses over his head going for outdoor fun moments with his crew! Not my money anyway none of my business.  I am not hating on Subaru people but these guys could abandon their travel plans to show you how fast their car is, try overtaking them with your Toyota, the most impatient guys, trust me, you will never find a Subaru packed outside the church past 2:30 pm, them boys can’t stay that long. The story that it tells here is that they are random, impatient and a little reckless.

Lifestyle might control a lot of the purchase decisions we make; we think that a particular brand will tell our stories better than ourselves. If you think more stuff is going to change your story, you will have to go get more money to buy those stuff, the cycle will go on to an endless pit that makes you not hit the finish line, do this life for you, not others.   I still don’t get it that when will all know that your car is a Subaru, but you still have to write the name on it, that’s gas money wasted. Soon a friend adds you to the group, they plan for a Kitale visit, you have no money but the Subaru in your parking lot wants to hang out and so it calls you by your name…oh that voice makes you get a cash loan just to drive from Nairobi to Kitale and back, the convoy has beer and of course slayers. #WesternDrive. The relationship between money and possessions is always a fight, it won’t be easy but the way you want your end of life story to be written determines how you make those moves buddy! Just have enough trust me you will be happier!

© JMS 2020

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