Oladapo Omotosho: People Are The New Currency

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I met with an interesting chap in the course of my business. His name is Amuzie Christian. He shared with me a quote that his mum always told him when he was younger.

“When you have money, you will attract people – although they may not be the right ones. When you have people, it would possibly bring money.”

It was something in that line. I have been in network marketing now for three years and I know the value of people. It’s lots of people doing a little just like little drops of water making a lot. But then what are the possible ways people can replace a currency or be the new currency?

Reverend Sam Adeyemi of DayStar shared a testimony a while back. He said while the church was growing he was praying for money to build the facilities, but God said ‘ask me for people not money’.

Pastor E.A. Adeboye of RCCG also said he was richer than the richest men on earth ‘cause he had a place to lay his head in over 100 countries that the RCCG is currently located. No doubt his critics got busy and went to work.

Before the invention of money, ancient man transacted via the Barter System. They exchanged goods for goods, service for service or goods for service and vice versa. This can lead to an interesting question, ‘what is money?’ – [ I have written another article with that title] but exactly how did they cope then? Of course Barter system had it’s flaws and I guess that’s why it gave way to what we call money now.

Yes, money answereth all things but money doesn’t just fall from the sky. It’s locked in the wallet of the guy sitting next to you as you read this.

Drawing a line to connect the dots reveals an ageless principle and I dare say a secret of the rich. It is called leverage. J Paul Getty said I would rather have 1% of 100 people’s effort as against 100% of 1 person’s effort. Now you get the picture.

What are you currently engaged in that centres around people and possibly causes them to pay you. The surest way to be a millionaire is find a good/product or service and offer it to a million people who are willing to pay $1 each for it. Alternatively, solve a problem worth #10 for 100,000 people.

When I had this full realization I decided not to go chasing waterfalls. Not to seek money in itself but look for a way to meet the needs of people I come across and then if it’s of value money changes hands. People just might be the next currency.

If Bill Gates didn’t solve a problem for a large number of people then he wouldn’t have that much money. Placing money and people side by side, always pick people. Yes, money answereth all things but money doesn’t just fall from the sky. It’s locked in the wallet of the guy sitting next to you as you read this.

As you commence this weekend, think about it. If I solved enough problems for a large number of people, then my net worth would increase . . . Concerning people – THINK ACT and CHANGE.

Life Quote for the Day:
“Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford


Oladapo Omotosho is a trained public health specialist, public speaker and wealth generation consultant. He believes in people pushing the limits around them. He runs the Think Act Change (TAC) campaign which is focused on helping people get the best out of life. He currently has 3 years public speaking experience, a close relationship with God and is working on a project to impact 1000 lives directly before 2020.

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    • Thanks Christian. Looking forward to hearing more stories about your mum.

  1. Seating on a weekly basis with this genius marvels me. Truly, you are a great man. God promote and fulfil your ministry.

    • Amen. Thanks Tony. Appreciate your comment. You are equally a great man I’m learning from

    • That’s my brand. I strongly believe we are to think effectively, act on the decisions arrived upon after thinking and we see the change we desire.

  2. Don’t know what happened to the comments I posted yesterday. Here we go again, Dapo this is surely a different paradigm to apply in order to look at uses of currency. People are essential to the Almighty God’s plans and purpose for each human being. This is why His master piece ( Man ) was created last in His order of creation. Similarly, we are created for the benefit of each other. I love this article and thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    • Yet again another wonderful encouraging comment. Thanks a lot Uncle Paul. Like it says how will they hear the good news except the sent go…
      On your previous comments maybe you forgot to hit send. Thanks for taking the time out.

  3. This reminds me of a message I listened to from Joshua Selman on “the wealthy place”.
    Lesson is he said money comes as a result of the problems we solve. Look for issues you are uniquely crafted to solve for people and not for money.

    Great work Dapo!

  4. Indeed. People are the currency.
    So matter where you go or who you meet . You never know where you will cross path again.

    People are like water.

    Nice write up

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