The Greatest Place to Invest

Back in high school, our Agric teachers taught us the four kinds of soil. We were meant to understand that the richest of them all is the loamy soil. Loamy soil is considered the richest and the best because of its make-up and several other components. So plant anything on it, it will yield a good harvest. It is like making an investment in a good place, then you go home and take a nap, and be sure to wake up to returns of your investment.


Les Brown once said, “The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.”

Well, I will like to consider this true to an extent. It is true that lots of talents are buried there, because many souls came into the world and died wasted without exploring all the gifts and treasures hidden in them.

But there is another truth, these talents can’t be dug up again. A wealth lying in a place no one can ever have access to may not be considered useful, it is a total waste. So where lies all the useful wealth?

We all know that in people lies all the ideas that can create an eternity of wealth. However, just like the loamy soil, there is a porous place on earth where the wealth will generate into a great harvest – A Campus.

Did you see that coming? A school especially a high institution is a perfect ground to make an investment. The irony of this is that, it is here you find a lot of students who are broke and struggling to make ends meet. School may not be as rich as a grave but it is as potent as the loamy soil.

The common challenge of every student in a university is money. There are so many needs and so many fees to pay up. Nothing in the bank account seems to be enough. Having paid all fees, you want to go home and still be able to eat, to afford where to lay your head and to also look good.

I imagine if the loamy soil was not discovered? But someone did the discovery and it saves the stress of planting on the wrong soil only to wait for years and not see the fruit of what you planted. Now you know that a school is the best soil to plant your ideas, I think you should not waste time again. The question should be “What can I plant that will yield faster and bigger?”

Yes! That is the question, now you are ready to create wealth! In a school, every student has a need. From what to eat, to looking good to just anything. Some even look out for something recreational or fun to relax on. Students are curious and they are always willing to try out anything new. So you don’t even have a big fear as to whether they’ll want your service or not.

Not only does a school avail you the opportunity to invest, but you can have a great team even from a campus. You can build a business empire from school. There are several like minds who will like to partner, you have a big market in school and you have enough room for creativity and expansion.

There are limitations too but you cannot dwell on it if you really want a great harvest. Even in planting on a loamy soil, there are several factors that may affect the seed, but yet the harvest is nothing compared to all limitations. Investment is a risk, but a well-planned one does not disappoint.

The first thing to do is to find the relevant need you can meet. Just before you start thinking, “how will I balance my studies and this?” Here is the deal, you have to find your market first, then sit down to a plan and then find your team. Remember to create a balance strategy as you don’t want an investment that competes with your studies.

Point to note: your investment must be solid and creative enough, it should travel through time into the future.


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Mmenyene-Abasi Akpakpan