Few minutes ago, i got the opportunity to watch Travor Noah, a kid from South Africa who defiled all known stereotypes of African comedians to rise to fame and ultimately becoming the host of the number one talk show in US The Daily Show.
I was uncomfortable digesting some home truths. The similarities between Travor and myself was too much to take. We love to travel, tell jokes, defile stereotypes and above all make people feel better than they met us.
Watching him engage his audience with ease, reminded me he has working and not on a job. Myles Munroe once said and i paraphrase, “your career is your job, your profession, but your work is your purpose here on earth. The reason God created you in the first place.”
In comes Tyler Perry. The most successful black film maker and entrepreneur. American actor, playwright, and filmmaker. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million USD between May 2010 and 2011, and he is currently worth $600 million. When you factor Acrimony, he will be close to the billion dollar mark.
The ACRIMONY producer for the records, owns the first wholly-black studio in America, bigger than the legendary Warner Brothers. He said, “Ownership is the key to longevity, ownership is the key to generational wealth and that’s what we need to learn as people of colour.”
Dear you, create and own a business or idea that you can transfer to generations unborn. Banish the demons of doubts and start. Starting is the first step to achieving your dreams.
I have resolved to pursue my work hoping my kids will thank me for leaving them wealth they can transfer to their kids.
Dear Future Wife, we have a lot on our hands.