We are all told to think big, and that’s fine.
But big does not stand if the foundations from small beginnings aren’t laid out properly.
Sometimes, it is the small things that ultimately matter.
This fifth book from the Business coach and motivational speaker Vincent Ogutu is a gem for all the people that want to start a business.
Get inspiration from how the people who he refers to be in the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ eke out a living.
Some live large going by the account of money in their bank accounts; but in physicality they are very humble, doing bottom of the dregs jobs and businesses.
The first lesson here is that, life is to be lived, it is also not easy but one must live and to live, one must be able to sustain themselves. No business is easy to run.
Secondly, so, if nothing is easy to do, then do. Because, becoming rich is hard, Staying broke is hard. Choose your hard.
Thirdly, as you read through the book, Mr Ogutu writes about the stories of real Kenyans and how they started their businesses.
It is inspiring to see how that Kinyozi, mama mboga, matatu driver or that kibandasky makes money; some unbelievably good money that most of us would care to imagine.
I took this book as not about praising the small, it is about inspiring courage, to not be a burden to your society or your family.
Carry your load, and start being useful.
When you are playing it too safe, you’re taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we’re given. – Barbara Sher
Ultimately, Lessons from the Street, The Art of Money is a thought-provoking and insightful book that offers a unique perspective on just that; making money from the streets of Nairobi.
It is candid and relatable and one of the standout features of this book is the emphasis on the importance of hardwork and financial education.
Mr Ogutu advocates for individuals to take control of their own financial. He also stresses the importance of being aware of one’s own biases and emotions when it comes to money matters, and offers practical strategies for overcoming these obstacles.
Don’t be afraid,
Overall, Lessons from the Street is a valuable resource for anyone looking to start a business.
Whether you’re young or old, or just starting out, this book is sure to provide valuable insights and lessons that you can apply to your own financial journey.
Buy the book from Nuria Store.