Who are You?
Disclaimer: Ok this isn’t all inclusive, there maybe some mix ‘n’ match or even other traits that aren’t mentioned. But lets look at three for a start.
1. The Consumer
The Consumer sees it - buys it. Full Stop. I could stop there. They go with the crowd, the trend, the celebrity, the advert. There’s not much self actualisation involved. They don’t necessarily need the stuff but its a want and that want has to be scratched. Living daily from hand to mouth, from payday to payday (or credit card to repossession). There are tons of these folk...Heeello?
2. The Investor
The Investor is a thinker. They purchase for the long haul, no instant gratification. No, this purchase / investment is for the children and the children’s children. These folk take time to investigate, to hear testimonies, to see past & present results and future predictions. They look at the legacy criteria and are prepared to pay the price. There are fewer black folk in this stream... Is that you?
3. The Influencer
The Influencer is ahead of the curve. They launch out into the deep and boldly go where no one has gone before! They change the atmosphere when they walk into a room and change the heart-beat of a nation. The are the Change Agents that buck against the status quo and stereotypes and make their own footprints in the sand. Yes, I know these are a lot of ‘super power’ cliches but wouldn’t YOU like to be known as one of these?
Everyone starts as a consumer, hell thats what makes the world go round. so you go girl OR boy!
However if you remain a consummer that brings issues. You never have anything to give and if your job or health fails then you’ve had it.
So start investing in yourself, your family, your community. And in doing that consistently and passionately you become an influencer and become the change agent that you were meant to be.