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Buckets or Piplines Reloaded.

I’ve been falling in love with this story over and over again in the last few days, so much so that I’m going to dwell on it a bit more again today. Today however, I’ll be focusing more on the pipes than the buckets. I’ll also like to attach a document that one of the readers of this site sent to me as well, the reader had apparently gone online to search for the story and found it. It’s titled “Parable of the Pipeline”. I’ll like you to download it here and enjoy reading it.

I just heard a recap of BankPHB’s advert on radio focused on  Jack and Jill that went up the hill to fetch a pail of water, and how Jack decided to build a pipe and make a fortune :). Guess buckets and pipes are an emerging theme on not a few minds. I’ll  start by picking out a few points from the detailed article on the parable of the pipeline, then I’ll talk about the different ways of building pipelines, and their cost implications. I’ll share my recommendations with you, offer myself and services and leave you with the choices.

KeyLessons from the “Parable of Pipeline”.

1. The two young men, were ambitious dreamers, hardworking and both had opportunities – The fact that you have a dream, are ambitious, hard working and get an opportunity does not mean you will excel.  It’s what you do with the opportunities that differentiates you. These characteristics are however prerequisites, they are just not sufficient.

2. Bucket carriers enjoy more on the short term than pipe builders – Neither carrying buckets or building pipes is easy, one however plans for the future, a time of waning strength, while the other focuses on the bird in hand. Pipe builders could be tempted by the short term purchases of bucket carriers. To compare is folly.

3. The world has more bucket carriers than pipe builders – Don’t expect the world to agree with your well thought out pipe building strategy. No number of years of bucket carrying qualifies you to give expert pipe advice.

4. Smart work, is harder on the short-term – The pipe builder worked harder in the short term. Don’t let anyone con you into believing that smart work is easier work, ultimately it is, but not immediately. Short term pains equals long term gains, today’s sacrifices are the foundation of tomorrow’s dreams. The approach to smart work is knowing that in time, rewards will outweigh efforts.

5. Public opinion is unreliable – All of a sudden, as soon as the tables were turned and the people who mocked began to celebrate him. When people do not have an explanation for your achievements, they call it luck, or a miracle. The results of pipe building looks miraculous, but the process is not.

6. Bucket carriers feel mocked when approached by Pipebuilders – Everybody needs everybody, and an invitation by someone who has experienced and seen what you have not seen, is an opportunity for your development, seize it. Everything you desire, and that God has released your way, will get to you through the hands of another mortal. Never ever get it into your head that you will succeed without people. You won’t!

7. Even though Pipebuilders want to help, Bucket carriers have difficulties understanding it – Bucket carriers easily dismiss the quest to be helped. There are ready made excuses from day zero -“I don’t have time”, “My friend told me he knew a friend who’s uncle’s best friend tried to build a pipeline and failed.” “Only the ones who get in early make money on a pipeline.” “I’ve carried buckets my whole life, I’ll stick to what I know.” “I know people who lost money in a pipeline scam.” Do these sound familiar?

8. You are either a bucket carrier or a pipe builder – What can differ is the type of bucket – plastic or digital,  the size of the bucket or the stage of the pipe. It is irresponsible to not begin to lay pipes. A wise man doesn’t leave buckets for his children, he leaves pipes, and those pipes last till his children’s children.

Now to the main gist about types of pipes, and an analysis of how we can start laying them.

1. The first and most popular pipe is called “Real Estate” . The water that comes out of this pipe is called Rent. How does this work? Quite easy – You build a house, and get a tenant to live in it. The tenant pays you rent, whether or not you have been sleeping all day or all year. Rent is passive income, and is the result of work that you had done earlier. You don’t need to work everyday to get your rent, in fact you even get the rent in advance 🙂

2. The second most popular pipe is called “Investment in Shares”. The water that comes out of this is called dividend. Here as well, your investment works for you, year in year out, and you get dividend. You are not queried for coming or going anywhere, you have equity in the company and are entitled to dividends yearly as long as the company is doing well.

3. The third most popular pipe is called “Business”. The water that comes out of this is directors bonus or some form of dividends as well. Your business is not a pipe until you can comfortably be no more in it, and it will still deliver the goods.  If you are actively involved in the daily running of your business, what you have is a self directed bucket. You can however build your business to a point where you no longer need to show up. You can either build up your business from scratch or buy up a franchise.

4. The fouth avenue to build pipes is called “Network Marketing”. The water that comes out of this is earnings and commisions. Now this system of pipe building became real to the world only in 1940. Very much like franchising that was fought hard against and outlawed in it’s early days, Network Marketing also did not have an easy start. Today however, business leaders are beginning to understand that this is the pipe building strategy of the future. Not only that, it is the only model that can serve 80% of the current working class. More about this later.

In a quick Naira analysis, of how much it will take to build a pipe with any of these models to generate N5,000,000 per annum, the following figures were derived.

1. To build a house or block of flats with the capacity to generate N5,000,000 per annum will require an investment of nothing less than N300,000,000 today. This means if the first pipe you want to build is with real estate, then you’ll need to save N1m per month for 25yrs to arrive at this possibility. This will aslo be under the illusion that N300,000,000 will be the same in 25yrs.

2. To buy shares in First Bank Plc for example that can generate N5,000,000 as dividend per annum will require about N200,000,000 only. This will also require a savings of N1m per month for 18yrs or a big unplanned break. This doesn’t rule out the fact however that business has elements of risk.

3. Running your own business will involve injection of sweat and capital. If you wanted to buy a franchise, this will cost you some numbers as well. This anaylsis was done amidst a number of choice entrepreneurs, and this was given a vote of about N150,000,000.

4. To be involved in a proper network marketing opportunity that will generate N5,000,000 per annum, requires some sweat equity and much less than N100,000. The only catch here is doing due dilligence to understand the sustainability of the system. In my opinion, the sure way to wealth for the average working class and those who cannot save up N300,000,000 in a flash, is Network Marketing. A recent Wall Street Journal survey found that 80 percent of the work force want to own their own business and 40 percent surveyed would like to work at home. This is exactly what network marketing provides – a low cost and easy way to construct your own pipes.

Guess What?  I want to use all the pipe building models for myself. I want to have a diversified portfolio. When Real Estate is down, I want my stocks to support, and when that is down I want my business to cover up for it. As you can see however, they are not everybody’s starting points. Network marketing however is! The question I want to ring loud and clear to you this morning is, what is your target for your passive income, and what pipe model are you using? Are you a bucket carrier who doesn’t have time, or which is your excuse? I have learnt enough from all that I have done, and all that I have not, what it takes to succeed in any opportunity, and I am utilizing everyone of them. I’m off on a trip shortly, but I’ll still be available on skype, and can be reached by email. I’m working on a number of pipes, if you are interested, do get in touch – you have the opportunity of leveraging on my experience in supporting you to build yours. When I return from my trip, by God’s grace, Africa will be our feild.

{I’ll correct any errors in this later, I need to rest now! Thanks}

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  1. I was on Yahoo and found your blog. Read a few of your other posts. Good work. I am looking forward to reading more from you in the future.

    Tom Stanley

  2. Bro Deolu,
    This is an amazing & informative piece. You did stir a lot of thoughts here about network marketing. Been doing a lot of reading about how it works. Will def get in touch with you.

    Nice post….

  3. Interesting and insightful exposition, i can’t agree with you enough Deolu, thanks for your words of wisdom always.

  4. Lekan Olawole Lowe

    Bruh deolu,
    this is a great piece for me.i enjoy d analysis of different types of pipeline.the time has really come for serious work.after all has been said,what is left is “action”!Amen.

  5. Thank you! again this is brilliant. i’ll love to run my multi-pipelines too.

  6. Nice once deolu, thanks for the warm up, and have a wonderful holiday

  7. This is great and I know that where ever you start from and whenever it is never late to start, and that of cause is if you start NOW! As it’s said that, the best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago and the second best time is now!
    Instead of our Joseph relying on being remembered by someone who is gone to the palace, let’s sharpen our skills and ability to grab the palace opportunity when they come. Deolu, please I have something to offer when you are ready on the pipe building.
    Thanks Deolu

  8. Wao, multinational, multi bucketing or multi piping company, which do u want? Great thought here Deolu.

  9. Journey mercies my brother!
    Do you know anyting about the IFA network marketing business?
    Woudn’t mind your expert advice on this?
    Bless you

  10. But something that still keeps me thinking is the words “If you are actively involved in the daily running of your business, what you have is a self directed bucket”.
    These words hit me like hammer… God help me!

  11. Nice one here. Where do we download the attached doc from?

  12. Great post and well analysed. Of all the piping opportunities above, Network Marketing has the lowest startup capital.
    Start building pipes in Network Marketing NOW.
    Check out this link to learn more.

  13. @ Ifects

    You can follow the link below

    The story is interesting.

  14. Interesting piece indeed, Lord have mercy !

  15. Nice Thinking,Nice Delivery.Thats why i say In Nigeria,By Nigeria.I pray for more insight to your thinking and more power to your elbow.I would really love to gain from your network marketing experience.Can you advice on it.Thanks.

  16. My Brother, take sufficient rest and renew yourself!
    You have been very amazing and wonderful. Your words burn within me like fire, may God help me b/c it appears i am a chronic bucket carrier.
    Cheers with luv!

  17. Proffesor of Investment and Personal Success. Dr Adeolu.

    So much for free. God bless you Sir

  18. KOYE-LADELE Mogbekeloluwa

    This is really tight. Cant wait to get outta school and start laying my multi-pipelines. Thanks a mil. Takkia.

  19. Great one here Bro. I must confess. @ Odedeyi Emmanuel , I’m a memeber of IFA and it really pays off.
    Hit me up for more info.

  20. Thank you MOG for this piece.
    It timely and yet timeless.

    I am inspired. Stay Blessed and have a rewarding trip.

    See you when you get back

  21. Hi Deolu,
    I quite agree with this…’The fact that you have a dream, are ambitious, hard working and get an opportunity does not mean you will excel. It’s what you do with the opportunities that differentiates you.’
    Opportunities do abound everywhere, but one just need to take action, take the risk and ultimately, one must arise and take responsibility.
    Another nice piece.
    I will contact you straightaway.
    I am interested

  22. God bless you for this timely piece.

  23. Thia one is quite detailed and informative. Please i need to read that story and so i would wish the link is clearly posted. God bless you with this informative piece.

  24. Nice One CM..

    I guess i have laid some pipes already. I need to make it stronger as the time goes on..


  25. @ Jumoby. Are u on skype or yahoo messenger?
    How do we get to talk about the IFA?

  26. Am laying mt own pipes now, Who want to a share holder. Let me know.

  27. This is tight as ever! Thanks for sharing and illuminating again. I will be in touch with you soon.

  28. Akintayo Obaloluwa

    Thanks so much for this piece. I think now is not too late for any one. Bless you.

  29. @ Odedeyi,i dont want to sound too sure but most pipelines built today that stands firm started with bucket building,it all starts from somewhere ‘ Self Directed bucket’ is actually a stage,at least some of us are still carrying buckets for others,so bro you can still get there,no lele,and dont let it hit you like hammer oo so you dont fall lol!Deolu nice one we are together.God bless

  30. Brah Deolu,

    Thanks for the insight. I just hope I wont look back 2 yrs from now and discover that I’ve only laid out my pipe building plans and haven’t started building at all. It’s easier to talk about pipes than to build a pipeline. It’s also the major problem we have in African and Nigeria inclusive. Our governments like the bucket approach… every thing they do is very bucket-y and short term. Most of our leaders are not thinking about pipes

  31. @ Oba

    Thanks. I really appreciate.

  32. Thanks for the information is a good one, it is worthwhile.keep it up. God will richly bless you…All the best.

  33. @ Emma …. 08082135909 hope to hear from you.

  34. @ Oba..You are a blessing..i saw that story with my young almost 3 year old daughter and because its cartoon like and story telling she could follow it..she said and i am not lying or kidding that “Pablo is her friend and Bruno is not her friend because he was angry”! i now have a teaching aid to use on my children to teach them how to dream, have vision and bring it to pass..pls can i link it on my face book men’s group..More people need to see it..pls respond so i do not commit a crime by posting where i ought not to…
    At Deolu…you are reloaded and everything about this site is reloaded..for me talk is cheap..action is it..i will do my best to put my money where my mouth is…we go block.!.and for everyone..we must all carry each other along…as where there is a unified have God’s blessings! INDEED, if we all speak the pipeline language and carry as many that will speak our language…Even God will not have a choice than to bless our work as He saw in Genesis 11, what a unified one language talking men could he scattered them and the tower of babel was never built…as long as when our pepper rest..and at least 50% is used to bless humanity..then a new set of world pipeline millionaires are here! Congrats my fellow pipeline reloaded people and millionaires!

  35. CM,
    Yeah the lesson on diversifying your pipes is needed in this times.

    Thanks ….
    The ad was an in-house cracker…

    Thumbs up…

    Please rest..and enjoy the holiday.

  36. @Biddy..

    The story is so simple yet inspiring…

  37. Good one mr dee,
    but i’d like to know your opinion on internet marketing, and hyip (high yielding investment program).
    what do you think or see in them>?
    have a blessed week

  38. You are simply a gift to this generation; you write with a fluidity that is almost unheard of for a guy that trained as an engineer! Carrying buckets is the easy path that leads nowhere but laying pipes is the ‘foolish’ work that later becomes luck or miracle in the future. May we not fail in differentiating the two!

  39. I read the story of the bucket or pipe…I cant help but to think. Like you, i am glued to this article like hell. I love it and i am constantly enthralled and thoughtful. God bless you Deolu.

  40. @Otome..Not only you ooo.

    CM made a promise in one of his post to step up the way he blesses people. I must say he has really stepped up. I’m glued to the latest 5 post of his…

    I’m blessed!

  41. It’s been a while, its like i went on holidays too, reading all this articles now make me realize how much missed…. great Job Man!

  42. Dear Chairman,

    As always ever inspiring!!!!!

    I will not be just a HEARER only but a DOER or rather BUILDER of strong solid pipelines . One thing i have learnt & know well is that in life there are no excuses. For some of us, we do not need to look far to know that the bucket carrying our parents did back in the days is not what is currently sustaining them but the pipelines they managed to lay (albeit few & almost too late) is what they currently live on (of course with the help of God).

    A word they say is enough for the wise!!! Thanks for always being a blessing.

  43. uncle bros, u are at it again. it is vey inspiring.May God help us.

  44. I have been away from here for sometime now spending so much time to move on to the next level. However I cannot but react to this as it just hit the nail on the head and gives some astonishing figures that are thought provoking. The problem is that many people are already used to the old way of thinking and they are not yet ready for the paradigm shift.
    Well I advise you keep an open mind and get on board.
    Check this link to learn more.

  45. i love what you said. the fact that one has a dream, is hardworking and has several opportunities doesnt mean one will be great. very correct. i is making the most out of the opportunity one has that turns to success. what is success. it is celebrating your little achievements.

  46. Babajide Adewale

    Oga Sir, this is great piece. Network Marking, more than what you are selling you’ll have opportunity to meet with people, that will either encourage or challenge your business ideas towards improved productivity.

    Thanks a bunch.

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