Mike Sonko decided to try his hand at being an agony aunt and he gave some advice to Nairobi and Kenyan youth about life and ambition. Much to my pleasant surprise, his advice was actually fantastic.
If you’re familiar with Nairobi’s governor, you know he is first and foremost a clown. And then after you see past his clown antics, you realize that he has a criminal history and it is unclear how he managed to come clear of that demon.
That is, if you have an IQ above room temperature and are capable of not being bamboozled by his many antics or the fact that he hands out money to “help” members of the public. Politics of poverty I have heard men wiser than myself call it.
But he decided to share some advice with young men that everyone who knows or has a young man in their life would do well to inform them of. You see, Mike Sonko is aware that younger men are under immense pressure. The will to work is present, the energy is but in a shithole country like Kenya, there are often precious few opportunities to actually put in the work.
As a result, FOMO (fear of missing out) become a real issue. And Mike Sonko has touched on this feeling because it then leads to desperation to make money by any means necessary. This has led a lot of young men to seek less than reputable sources of income. And there is always a toll to be paid whether it be immediate or procrastinated. At the end of the day, you will eventually have to answer for your actions and decisions.
Men are forged in fire and unfortunately, there is often a lot of pressure you have to deal with to make yourself a successful man. You have to put in the work and grind through your twenties because the longer you take to build your foundation, the harder it will be for you to lose what you have built up.
Let me share this…To our young men, under 30. Look my dear brothers fortunes and success in life are results of hardwork. If you by any chance angukia and become rich you have cheated in life, and most definitely you will fall back to zero. The best diamond passes through hot fire.
These are the few times I tell people to actually ignore the source of the wisdom but focus on learning the advice. On this matter, the saying that a broken clock is right twice a day is proven true. Mike Sonko has kicked some solid advice.
Hizi deals za usiku kucha and you start spinning Porsche Panamera which you can’t tell how you earned, will dig you an early grave. The sweetest success has a story. You start a business, tried and failed, tried and failed, tried and failed and so on and so on until business teaches you enough money lessons.
September 30, 2020