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  • Writer's pictureTolulope Awoyomi


Updated: Feb 7, 2023

The question of whether global finance has ever been in green pastures is not the focus of this article. The focus of this article is to point to the direction of a solution — a way to having a healthy financial status, globally.

And it all begins with an individualistic culture. Follow me on this deep exploration! For a whole to be healthy, then the fractions must be healthy. In other words, if a fraction or part of a whole is sick, the whole will be affected and hence cannot be healthy. So, it first starts with individuals that make up a society or country being financially healthy, then the country can be financially healthy. And if individuals in various countries can be financially healthy, then we will have lots of healthy countries, which in turn will lead to a financially healthy globe.

As simple as it is, if you want to make a change in an organization, country, or globe, look at the mirror and start the change with the person you see! 🎶 I’m starting with the man in the mirror, I’m asking him to change his ways…🎶 And no message could’ve been any clearer. 🎶 If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.🎶 Perhaps, you were expecting a more complicated answer. However, the most complicated things can often be solved by a series of simple steps.

The globe is at the mercy of the financial health of countries, and a country is at the mercy of the financial health of its citizenry. If her citizens are poor, the country is poor. If countries are poor, the globe will be poor. So, how then can the citizens of the world begin prospering?

I proffer this resolution: let us go back to the baseline — individualism. Until this is fixed at an individual level, the globe will continue to suffer. A tree attempting to heal itself from its leaf, will only turn out to be an exercise in futility. The best bet is to go back to its root and start the healing process from there. The most complicated things can often be solved by a series of simple steps:

  1. Education about money and what money is: “When the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable” is an aphorism that emanated from Myles Monroe. Knowledge is power. Arguably, many individuals have little or no knowledge about money. And thus, they don’t know how best to manage money. Educating individuals about this resource called money would drastically upgrade mindsets and replace a consumption mind with a production mind. Consequently, this will result in quality actions and decisions being made about money and its use. Also remember that leaders, especially the next generation, would emanate from this educated clan of individuals, which would help improve governmental financial management.

  2. Empowerment: This is where the government comes in. Empowerment means creating an enabling environment for citizens to have control over their own lives. Free from war, corruption, nepotism, discrimination of any sort. An individual who has knowledge without an enabling environment will be frustrated. Unfortunately, this is what is currently happening in some countries especially developing countries.

  3. Frugality and prudence: Pattern of life, way of life, good culture of maintaining what one has. Taking the right steps towards the right direction, having the right attitude, and approach, integrity. Being an investor and not a spender.

A question you might ask is whose responsibilities are these? My answer is:

LEADERS. It is the responsibility of leaders at all levels of leadership (organizational, governmental, to mention a few) to motivate their followers to level-up. This will create a ripple effect, which will consequently restore global finance to a state of green pastures. Remember the most complicated things can often be solved by a series of simple steps.

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