Wednesday 25 March 2015

Be Valuable

As I keep doing what I love to do in the field of ICT, I have come to realize that people are no just seeking you to help them but they are seeking you to ADD VALUE to their lives. Besides just doing your work and going away, ask yourself this question, "What is my Motivation?" Is it just money you are after or Is it something else. The reason for why you do what you do can determine a lot in yours and other people's lives. 
If you have the attitude of service helping others will not be a problem whether you are appreciated or not. Something is always regarded as valuable when it is no longer there but you can make your value known by being there.
When our motives are clear about whatever we are going to do, sometimes you will turn down some offers because you are honest about not being able to do it at that time but may be later. Doing work the right way without wanting to cheat someone will win you favor beyond just one individual. If you make yourself valuable, many times people, organisations, institutions or companies will postpone their schedules to work with you at your given time so that you can not just do what you have to do but create an everlasting Impact by influencing the way things are done and building others to learn so that they can in turn be valuable people.
I have made a little money recently effortlessly just because I worked well for someone, but my work entailed my integrity, faith, values etc and these were things not just spoken but seen and read from my life. Being valuable has become a core thing many people are looking for and it embodies every godly character that he has given you and has been nurtured in you. The Bible says that he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. The way you approach work, business, church will speak a lot about who you are, who you believe in, what you believe in and how you have been trained to handle situations "good" or "bad". We should know that in any organisation the people we serve are more valuable than the cars we drive, the phones we have, the food we eat, the birds in the air...
Isaiah 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Matthew 10:29-31
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Here are the words of Albert Einstein
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." -Albert Einstein

Monday 2 March 2015

Little by Little

It is really a hard thing for many of us to have patience, we are always wanting to live life on the fast lane where everything comes fast. I believe some of the reasons we are unhealthy is because of the concept of fast foods, It is always good to be patient and pick out things that you want at a steady pace. Little by little you will eventually get to where you want.
When it comes to money, It's even worse - the get-rich quick scheme is on the lips of everyone. If you asked someone a random question where they have been, they will tell you, "I have been looking for money". Sometimes this whole thing has driven many of us crazy and we have even lost touch with normal relationships in the name of wanting to get things quick.

And when things are done quick, somehow dishonest ways are even propped in to facilitate the quick way of making money - I guarantee you some how you can never be happy and it will eventually disappear.

Having read and I still continue to read the Book of John C Maxwell titled "Becoming a person of Influence". I realized while he was talking about INTEGRITY and how it is one of the most important virtues of leadership. Sometimes the quick ways of making money have made us sell our integrity or exchanged it for a quick buck. 

Recently I was doing my private work on the side over the weekend and I made estimates of costs, My client asked me how much some items would cost and I just had a rough idea, but I told the Client that If I found the prices were cheaper than what I had estimated, I would bring back the balance, that is quite a hard thing to do but I did not want to break a potential client who could open doors for more opportunities and I also want to live a life honorable before God.

I think there are profit margins that are also reasonable and these are questions we need to ask ourselves while doing work for people. One of the hardest things I have always battled with is "COSTING", But I think with consultation and more market research I can get a clear footing and also have good profit levels where the client am helping is satisfied with my work and I am also satisfied.

Wealth can be built little by little, am not talking only about money but I am talking about everything that pertains to life and godliness.
This scripture sums it up for me Proverbs 13:11[NIV] Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
I have seen this concept of gathering little by little work and when your able to manage and be faithful in the little things, you will be able to handle bigger stuff as well. 
Don't be quick, always calculate and think, be slow and make wise decisions.

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