Monday Blues

Monday Blues

There is something about Monday mornings that subconsciously ushers in this note of seriousness and anxiety. For me, the feeling is mutual. Somewhere mid Sunday afternoon, a feeling of gloom and dread knocks on my shoulder. Racking my brain, I wonder…. Am I missing something? Do I need to call someone back? Was I supposed to be somewhere? Do I feel guilty because I didn’t go to church? Then I realize, the anxiety and sadness that I’m feeling is because it’s Sunday and the freedom of my weekend is almost over. Tomorrow is dare I say it, Monday!

I call it the Monday Blues. But here’s the catch. Amidst the mixed emotions of my weekend coming to an end, I’ve got this big grin with a euphoric mood knowing I have a balanced work-life, amazing colleagues turned close knitted-family and an impeccable work environment.

Light rain showers, hurriedly entering the office, trying to settle down with a hot cup of Rich-Oak tea and samosa. You already know what time it is, it’s Rich-Oak O’clock.

Finally settling down on my office desk, looking at my laptop and ruminating about life in general, I’ve come to the conclusion that life can be topsy-turvy atimes and in other to live the life of a champion, conquering all strides, one has to make a conscious effort to inculcate some values that will help establish a tremendous life worth living. This led me to ponder on some values. The question is why did they stand out?

When you hear these words — Strength, Morale, Resistance and Knowledge, what comes to mind? A person? A Company? An Idea? Well, my mind veered off to a tree! The Oak tree in particular.

The Oak tree is arguably the most loved tree in the world, with superb, striking reasons. It’s a symbol of strength, morale, resistance and knowledge. Throughout history, the Oak has been represented in different mythologies and sometimes linked to powerful gods — it was a symbol of Zeus, the God of Thunder in Greek mythology.

The Oak is considered a cosmic storehouse of wisdom embodied in its towering strength. It grows slowly, but surely at its rate. Oak is often associated with honor, nobility, and wisdom as well, thanks to its size and longevity. Oaks are known to easily surpass 300 years of age making it a powerful life-affirming symbol.

The Oak tree belongs to the Quercus genus tree species, there are up to 800 species all over the world, especially in the Northern hemisphere where they are native. It’s a long-lived tree which can live more than 1000 years. It is a tree with multiple uses: the boiled bark has therapeutic properties. Its fruit (acorn) is used to feed livestock and in terms of shortage has also been used for human consumption. A meadow of oaks is a refuge for many animal species.

At Rich-Oak Investment, our vision, mission, tagline and business ideals resonate with all that the Oak tree embodies. It’s more than just an investment or a financial transaction, it’s a lifestyle. We are not a flash in the pan, we are your go-to-finance partner in all weather. Our focus is building relationships that lasts and this is our watchword.

Let’s go Oak?

You mean Rich-Oak?

Most Definitely.