*Editor’s note: Centonomy is a Kenyan organisation that promotes personal finance literacy. I am not affiliated with them or Ms. Caroline Mutoko in any way. I believe that this video from one of their sessions is a powerful message to Kenyan millennials.
Ms. Caroline Mutoko is no stranger to Kenyan media. She has been crowned as the queen of Kenyan radio and an anti-mediocrity ambassador. Recently at Centonomy’s open day, she shared the financial conversations that we as Kenyans should stop having and why we need to examine the material that we ingest. I was personally challenged by the practical advice that she offered.
In this video, you will learn:
- The conversations that you should stop having with yourself (and others)
- Why the phrase ” a single, young financially-stable man” is an oxymoron
- The power of your payslip
- The importance of time value of money
- Why Ms. Mutoko hates ideas
- Men also have a biological clock
- Why in the old she took a course in oil, gas and mining and the importance of leveraging your skills.
She refers to a quote from Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba that was originally written by T.E. Lawrence:
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
― T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph
Enjoy and have a productive week!