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PII 095: Transform Your Child Into a Money Making Machine Who NEVER Needs a 9 to 5 Job!

This post features photos of 2 different sized batches of snails put up for sale in a popular Ikeja-Lagos side street market.

The bigger ones (see below) sell for N2, 000.0 for a set of 4. In other words, one goes for about N500.0

The smaller ones (see further down) sell for N250.0 for a set of 4. In other words, one goes for about N60.0

In a past article on this blog, I shared photos of snails being reared by my 8 year old daughter in her backyard snailery.

This was something she started a simply hobby, but over time we’ve gradually begun to turn it into a formal – though still pilot -scale operation.

 

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PII 095: Transform Your Child Into a Money Making Machine Who NEVER Needs a 9 to 5 Job!

This post features photos of 2 different sized batches of snails put up for sale in a popular Ikeja-Lagos side street market.

The bigger ones (see below) sell for N2, 000.0 for a set of 4. In other words, one goes for about N500.0

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The smaller ones (see further down) sell for N250.0 for a set of 4. In other words, one goes for about N60.0

In a past article on this blog, I shared photos of snails being reared by my 8 year old daughter in her backyard snailery.

This was something she started a simply hobby, but over time we’ve gradually begun to turn it into a formal – though still pilot -scale operation.

Now we have a formulated ration we feed them and we have also set up a nursery where we hatch baby snails

Especially as we excitedly discovered that the new feed we were giving the snails seemed to result6 in regular eggs lying.

One main challenge with handling the eggs and baby snails is that we are still struggling to get the hang of it.

As a result, I estimate that we end up losing up to 50% of the egg batches we collect. In most cases we get about 15 to 30 eggs laid in a batch. So, you can do the math to determine how many snails we end up with as babies from each batch.

Feeding these babies has also been something we’ve not really been able to formally address.

For the most part we’ve sprinkled the same powdery feed for the adults in the nursery section, and left them to roam around. We’ve found that they generally are able to eat the same food the adults eat, but the smaller sizes of course.

Below:  A short video we recorded of one of her newly hatched baby snails in the nursery we’ve setup.

It’s really tiny – but if you look carefully at the vertical glass side of the nursery to the right, you will eventually see it climbing slowly up… We have many of them now.

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The truth is however that I’ve always known that the best way to make my daughter’s efforts relentless investment of time, effort, energy and creativity into caring for the snails worthwhile, would be to help her scale it up to a commercial operation.

For that to happen there was need for a formal feasibility study to be done.

Luckily, I knew who to go to, for that/

So, a few weeks ago, I put my money where my mouth was, by ordering for a feasibility report to be prepared for my daughter’s proposed scaled up snail farm business.

Before contacting the consultant, I told her my intentions and watched as her eyes lit up in excitement. I explained that the report needed to include the name of her farm – asking her to tell me w3hat she would like to name her snail farm business. After a short brainstorming session she settled for using her name i.e. Oxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Snail Farm (OSF) – full name removed for privacy.

Next, I logged on to the web and sent the proposed farm name, address and other details to the consultant via Facebook messenger.

About a week later, the 3 year scenario feasibility report – prepared by UNIPORT’s Prof. Olufemi Martins Adesope – arrived in my inbox and I showed it to her.

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It goes without saying that most of the technical aspects` would not make much sense to her. However, the computations of snail and egg numbers, as well as monetary values for purchase/sales were aspects she could relate to. fairly readily/

Soon, we will begin implementing the expansion plans. But for now, she’s pushing to grow the 21 snails she has as much as possible, fir sale by the end of December.

I took photos of the smaller batch of (N250 for four) snails to show her that her snails (21 of them) already command a good price in the market.

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The idea is to inspire her to keep doing what she’s doing, based on the realization that it’s not a waste of time.

The entire exercise I’ve involved her in through this vocation is designed to give her real world relevant education about what to focus her attention upon, outside the academic arena.

We need to realize that kids are fast learners

Therefore if we expose them to such income earning vocations early in life, so that they develop a passion for doing it, they will arrive adulthood with a lifelong money making competence that will boost their chances of achieving financial independ3nce and success in life.

Isn’t that why we send them through formal school?

Shouldn’t that be the ability they emerge from their schooling with?

Shouldn’t they know more than just carrying their certificates from school, along with CVs to look for jobs?

Does it not make sense that if they search for paid employment post-schooling, and are unable to find jobs, that they should at least be able to fall back on income earning vocational skills, like that required for snail farming, to earn income that meets their needs?

I say it does.

Reality says it does.

History, past and present, says it does.

That’s why I argue that vocational skills based education is what schools need to offer to remain relevant to the needs of people in the 21st century and beyond.

Smart thinking societies like Germany have operated this model for decades – and that’s why they boast one of the lowest youth unemployment rates in the world.

I will be talking more about this is my next article.

For now, I challenge you to find out what passion. gift or interests your child has, and help him/her channel it into a vocation that is an established money making avenue in your society.

It’s the greatest gift you can give him/her.

PS: If you’re like me, and really want to take this to the next leve

In this regard you would aim to arm your child with multiple income earning vocational skills – and s/he will become an unstoppable, self-confident money making machine, who will NEVER need a 9 to 5 job!

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Tayo K. Solagbade is a Location Independent Performance Improvement Specialist and Multipreneur (i.e. a highly versatile/multi-skilled entrepreneur), with a bias for delivering Best Practice solutions to Farm Businesses and others.

Since 2002, he has earned multiple streams of income providing individuals and organizations with personal development training and coaching, custom MS Excel-VB solutions, web marketing systems/ web hosting, freelance writing services, and best practice extension support services (for farm business owners).

Tayo is the author of the Self-Development (SD) Bible™ and the popular Livestock Feed Formulation Handbook. He is also the developer of its accompanying Excel-VB driven Ration Formulator™ and the Poultry Farm Manager™ software.

He has delivered talks/papers to audiences in various groups and organizations, including the Centre for Management Development, University of Lagos, Christ Baptist Church, Volunteer Corps, Tantalisers Fast Foods and others.

In May 2012 he was the Guest Speaker at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development’s Annual Semester Entrepreneurial Lecture at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.

On 1st April 2013, Tayo (who reads, write and speaks the French language) relocated to Cotonou, Benin Republic to begin slowly traveling across the West African region.

His key purpose is to deliver talks, seminars and workshops on his key areas of focus and interest to interested audiences (Email tayo at tksola dot com for details).

In a previous life, before leaving to become self-employed, Tayo served for seven years (October 1994 to December 2001) as a high performing manager in Guinness Nigeria. He rose from Shift Brewer to Training & Technical Development Manager, and later acted in senior roles as Production Manager and Technical Manager.

In addition to constantly challenging the status quo and influencing positive work changes, he built a reputation for using self-taught spreadsheet programming skills (starting with Lotus 1-2-3, and later moving to Excel Visual Basic) – in his spare time – to develop Automated Spreadsheet Applications to computerize manual report generation processes in the departments he worked. Over four(4) of his applications were adopted for brewery level reporting.

Tayo holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Extension Services from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, having graduated top of his class – with Second Class Upper Division honors – in 1992. He is an Associate Member of the UK Institute & Guild of Brewing, a 1997 National Finalist of the Nigerian Institute of Management’s(NIM) Young Managers’ competition, a Certified Psychometric Test Administrator for Psytech UK, innovator of Spontaneous Coaching for Self-Development™ (SCfS-D™), and Founder of the Self-Development Academy (SDAc).

When he’s not amazing clients with his superhuman skills (wink), Tayo works as the creative force behind his Daily Self-Development Nuggets blog – on which he also publishes The Farm CEO Weekly Newspaper (sent via email to paid subscribers) and his Weekly Performance Improvement IDEAS newsletter.

You can connect with him on Twitter @tksola.com and Facebook.

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Within a few days however, Tayo used his advanced self-taught web development skills to build a SUPERIOR “reincarnation” of it the website http://www.tayosolagbade.com.

But updates are still ongoing to URLs bearing the old domain name in most of the over 1,000 web pages, and blog posts he’s published.

If you experience any difficulties finding a page or document, email Tayo at tksola dot com.

Click “Tayo, What Happened to SpontaneousDevelopmentDotCom ?” to read a detailed narrative about how the above event occurred :-))

Here’s an article Tayo wrote, to inspire others to defy adversity, and bounce back to even greater reckoning at what they do EVERY time:

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Excel-VB Driven Ration Formulator

Click to view larger screenshot

1. Click here to learn more about this app - watch demo videos etc

2. Click here to watch a 4 part video in which I demonstrate how to use this app to formulate rations using real life data sent to me by an Algerian PhD student.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

EXCEL-VB DRIVEN POULTRY LAYER FARM MANAGER SOFTWARE

Click here to download a detailed PDF user guide and watch 15 screen shot user guide tutorials of the Monthly Poultry Farm Manager that I now offer Farm CEOs.

Click here to watch a screenshot demonstration of the Excel-VB Driven Poultry Farm Manager I built for a client farm business in Ekiti state, South West Nigeria.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

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