The untapped $500 billion Nigerian agricultural commodities trading value chain!

It’s been a very hectic couple of weeks for me, full of travelling and networking. Last week, I was at the Commodity Trading & Risk Management Seminar hosted by INTL FCStone and Tony Elumelu’s backed African Exchange, at the Transcorp Hilton. It was an exciting time, interfacing with traders, regulators, investors and entrepreneurs and seeing the future unfold.

Watch one of the facilitators, Stuart, as he sheds more light.

http://www.cnbcafrica.com/video/?bctid=4855174253001

Did you know that the Agricultural Commodities Trading industry in Nigeria is a $500 billion dollar industry? And it is largely untapped? Imagine building your investment portfolio over the next 8 years in that space?

Imagine combining that with another investment portfolio in the global currencies market which is $5.3 trillion dollars in volume?

Regardless of the current job or business you run, it is critical that you use the income from that business or job to build a solid, recession proof investment portfolio of currency and commodity trading if you are serious about achieving self sufficiency, financial freedom and leaving a legacy that gives your children an edge in life.

It’s a great opportunity, but it requires some serious capacity building. I can teach and mentor you as you acquire the relevant skills to build such a portfolio and pursue either a full time or part time career in this field. I also will place you in a community of like minded individuals who are committed to building their portfolios. This will provide you the networking community required for knowledge transfer, accountability, etc. It is hard work, but it is very rewarding. You cannot be sacked and your income over the years should keep growing if you do things properly.

Yours in the quest for success and significance!

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Your greatest limitation is your current mindset!!

There are two major obstacles you will need to conquer once you decide to pursue financial freedom.
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1. A POVERTY MINDSET
2. FINANCIAL ILLITERACY.

A poverty mindset is the sum total of our convictions, beliefs and mental conditioning about wealth that makes us uncomfortable with or critical of having abundance and living a life of comfort and luxury.

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Say for example, if you are a young single person and you see a wedding photo-shoot or a picture of a happily married couple, what reaction does it evoke in you? Discomfort & criticism or joy & nostalgia? Usually, joy & nostalgia…why? Because you probably have a healthy mental conditioning towards marriage and you desire to one day marry and you know that plus or minus, give or take, you have what it takes to be get married and you know you WILL be married one day.. So there’s no fear, criticism or discomfort in your reaction to a happy marriage. Same thing for everything good and aspirational in life.

Well same thing applies to a Poverty Mindset, but in a negative way. If we subconsciously doubt that we will ever enjoy abundance & live a life of comfort and luxury, we will become critical of & uncomfortable with anything that attempts to suggest wealth to us.

This mental picture is what will hinder us from wholeheartedly pursuing financial knowledge, insights, relationships & opportunities than can build wealth over time. And so, that inner picture becomes our outer reality.

So, do you have a Poverty Mindset and how can you reprogram yourself into having a WEALTH mindset? Only then will financial literacy work for you.

Yours in the quest for success and significance!

Olufukeji “Ejimi”Adegbeye, CWM