Reasons Why You’re Not Yet Rich

The 22 Mistakes People Make In Money Management And How To Avoid Them

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myths and misconceptions about money


It’s no more news that one of my fastest selling books, which has impacted nations, is the book, “22 Reasons Why You’re Not Yet Rich…The 22 Mistakes People Make In Money Management And How To Avoid Them”.

The good news is that I have decided to give it away some part of the book FREE OF CHARGE to as many as will be following me in this site,, in the next few weeks.

I shall be discussing the REASONS one after the other (2-3 Reasons Per Article), but, if you need the full work for keeps, digitally, as an e-book, shoot me a message via WhatsApp at +234 907 330 8104 and I’ll give you a copy.

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REASON No 1: Not Putting God First

The Bible said in Mathew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all other things shall be added unto you”

A lot of us think business first before God. You now avoid church services because your business has expanded. You think that you now have more challenges that are paramount in your life than serving your Lord in truthfulness. Little wonder why all you make end up going into a basket of waste. They filter away through: payment of Hospital bills, treatment of sickness and diseases, burial services, victims to 419ners, kidnappers and scammers.

Has it ever occurred to you that God is the Source of all wealth? He gives one power to make wealth. Without him you can do nothing.

Read this, from the Bible (Deuteronomy 8:18): But thou shall remember the Lord thy God; for it is he that giveth thee power, to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Someone said that most Christians crash when they allow a little success to disconnect them from God.

No matter how strong and beautiful a tree branch may be, it automatically withers once it is disconnected from the root, and will ultimately die.

When you stop seeking God, you start sinking in the sea of life. A spiritual root is the only guarantee for a sustainable accomplishment in life.

Always remember that without a reference, you don’t become a reference. Stand on the shoulders of those who have gone ahead of you.

Finally, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, writing on the topic “Unlimited Prosperity” in his devotional, “Rhapsody of Realities” on the 11th of November, 2009 buttressed, “…you were born the very heir of all of God’s wealth and riches when you were born again! You inherited wealth untold“.

What you need now is to know the Word of God and use it to chart your course in life. It makes no difference whether you’re a clerk, or a CEO of an organization; you’ve been brought into a large place; your wealthy place in God.

You were born into an incorruptible inheritance….irrespective of where you work or your job description today; it will not stop you from becoming a prosperous man or woman.

Abraham’s seed, the principle of prosperity is at work in you, and your prosperity is unlimited. You’re an heir of God, and a joint heir with Christ. You were born rich.

REASON No 2: Not Observing The Classical Rule Of Money

“A part of what you earn is yours to keep”. Assuming you have been keeping 10% of all you earn, how much would you have been in ten years? Go ahead and calculate this. Unimaginable! You might have screamed. But, why have you not been keeping it?

See, the money you make is a slave to work for you. Money is entitled to bear its child. This child is also entitled to earn more for you. If you must become wealthy, then what you save must earn, and its children must earn; all shall help to give the abundance you crave.

What have you to show for your earnings of the past month? What about the past year (s)? Why are you fooling yourself, labouring for another man; feeding from hand to mouth? “A penny saved is a penny earned” Benjamin Franklin noted.

“The secret of smart money is to learn to live like a millionaire but a pauper on paper….Making money is one set of skills. Keeping it is another.” Robert G. Allen added.

“Wealth, like a tree, grows from a tiny sees. The first penny you save is the seed from which your tree of wealth shall grow. The sooner you plant that seed, the sooner shall the tree grow. And the more faithfully you nourish and water that tree with assistant savings, the sooner may you bash in contentment beneath its shade” Clason noted in his book, The Richest Man in Babylon.

Do you know that there is another classical law which states, “Unto him who keepeth and spendeth not a certain part of all his earnings, shall gold (money) come more easily. Him whose purse is empty does gold (money) avoid.

The first penny you saved shall by law of attraction multiplication attract more money into your purse. Try this now, open a savings account with any bank or “Akawo”, start saving. Watch if you would not have an amount beyond your imagination in less than no time. When you save money, you become a money magnet. When you save your money, you achieve the law of attraction in your life. Each Naira you save will attract another Naira. A wise one saves for the future, but the foolish spends all he/she has (Proverbs 21:20).

A note of warning: life is meant to enjoy. Do not over strain or try to save too much. If 10% of your earning is all you can comfortably keep, be contempted to keep it.

REASON No 3: Not Paying Tithe

Have you been paying tithe accurately? A lot of people give excuses of not knowing how to calculate their tithes. But they know how to calculate their meals, shirts, shoes, money etc. We chant the book of Malachi 3:10-11 as if we are singing chorus in the church.

Do you know that you can put an end to whatever devourer that has been “eating up” your money, without your knowledge, by paying that tithe? Do you know that tithing is your insurance cover against destruction and disruptions of all forms? Do you know that when you give, God pours out his wisdom and power upon you? Do you know that when you pay your tithe, heaven releases a rain of ideas and the ability to bring those ideas to pass? Why not start today and be paying your tithes for a great financial turn around?

But, how do you pay your tithe? “You may ask” hear this:

When you finish your sales or any other form of transaction today, calculate how much sales you made. Subtract the cost of the goods (or services) bought, the fraction that remains is your profit. Divide the profit by 10. take one part package it in an envelop, send to your pastor and tell him that you have come to pay your tithe or add them up for the weak or month and pay during church service (Note it as your tithe).

Assuming that you don’t pay tithes in your church, still go ahead, by faith, package it and pay. Always pay it; if there is no difference positively between you, your business and other members’ lives and businesses, declare the author of this book a liar. Tithing is a guarantee for financial turnaround. Dare it.

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Gabriel Onyekawa is a trusted authority and Trainer on the subject of Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance. He is the Founder/President of Gabriel Onyekawa Mentorship Program (GOMP) and APPLESOFT BUSINESS INSTITUTE (ABI), Port Harcourt. As the Chief Executive of Applesoft Publishing House, he writes, speaks, counsels, develops audio-visuals and written contents on Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance. Through his Mentorship outfit, he educates singles/married, entrepreneurs and top-rated companies on subjects related to: choice of life partner, successful marriage management strategies, small business start-up/Personal Finance skills and Internet Marketing Strategies. Gabriel is also a bestseller author of “The Secret Of Business Breakthrough” and many other books. Connect to him via WhatsApp/SMS/Calls at +234 907 330 8104