ACCOUNTS – ‘’ I hate math. I hate numbers. I hate math. I hate numbers ‘’. I repeat that to myself every time I see my thick accounts file in front of me. At school, I was the last in class for Math. I couldn’t differentiate the numbers. At 8 years old, I was diagnosed with ADHD and Dyscalculia – a huge word that I don’t understand up to this day. I didn’t want my ‘’condition’’ to affect me and I tried very hard to tell myself that I don’t have a problem. When I started my business 5 years ago, accounts were a big part of it too. I had to manage the dates of incoming and outgoing balances and my day to day expenses. I didn’t want to be responsible to be stuck with the mundane admin work. I decided to pass my accounts to my trusted mentor to help me. A year later, I realised that my bank account was dwindling and my mentor charged me an accounting fee that was twice higher than market rate. She told me that I was rich and I had money so I could pay her a monthly salary. My personal salary was reduced to afford her accounting fee. The accounts were in a mess, she was chasing me for outstanding payments that she didn’t deserved. She was supposed to be my mentor. I trusted her very much, I looked up to her, she was my best friend, she was my everything. I began to take charge of my own life, my own finances, my own future. I told myself to learn. I learnt to be consistent. To learnt to be diligent. I became a better person instead of running away. We can all run away from problems and throw it to someone else. But if you don’t learn, you never grow. We can put a label on ourselves to give an excuse for not learning. It’s never too late to learn.