Money helps but I know plenty of lonely or bored rich people – Jason Njoku reveals why he spends more time with family
- In a series of tweets shared on his handle this morning, Jason said it was his duty to return home every 10 days wherever he is.
- According to Jason, who plans to retire at the age of fifty, sticking to the rule of returning home to his family every ten days wherever he is, has helped him performing his duties.
Iroko TV boss Jason Njoku has stressed the importance of prioritizing family time.
In a series of tweets shared on his handle this morning, Jason said it was his duty to return home every 10 days wherever he is. He said that he made the decision when, eight years ago, his son, who was one and a half years old at the time, was named Mommy.
He said that he then decided to always be around his family so that they too feel his influence on their lives.
“I haven’t left home in 10 days. Almost ready to hit the road again. My own little rule of thumb is something that has helped me build my fast travel movement muscles. I MUST come home every 10 days. This means if I have to travel via Lusaka, Kinshasa or JoBurge. It’s 2-3 days/city then home.
“I will not sacrifice my presence at home. Ever. If I have to spend more than 2 weeks anywhere. The whole clan moves. Kids <10 so it will work. I'm not sure this will work when the kids are older. But for now that is the culture of the clan. People think it's weird to fly 13 hours to spend weekends at home.
“8 years ago Obi (then 1.5 years) never saw me. So when he started talking he used to call me Mommy. If there was a time where I knew things had to change and I have to prioritize family over everything else. That’s it. He has never regretted it since.
“Spending more time with my mum has really reinforced this too. First in the late 30’s & early 40’s you will start to see parents, sisters and brothers passing by. First it is a problem. Then every month it will be someone you grow up with passes on. For your parents that is very scary
“Literally someone around them their same age is dying every month. If that doesn’t focus the mind on the fragility of life I don’t know what will. At 42 I am statistically at 50% of my life on planet earth (UK life expectancy is 81). In Nigeria that is 53 (already 79%).
“I now know that everything over $1m is a secret. Money helps but I know plenty of lonely or bored rich people. Me? I am retiring at 50. So being healthy & spending time with my wife, Mom & kids x100 anything else I accomplish. Seeing them grow never fails to warm my heart.”
A few weeks ago, Jason Njoku revealed that he was not ready to leave a large investment for his children.
On his Twitter page, the father of three noted that he has heard several times that wealth is mostly a burden, so he and his wife, Mary Njoku are in good education for their children and they can watch after themselves.