Let’s imaging that we find the best teacher there is in the world. The absolute best and we put him/her to teach grade 1 in primary school, while he/she loves to teach grade 12 in high school… What would the outcome be? Would he/she last? Would he/she do a respectable job at teaching? Would he/she be happy teaching grade 1? I wonder… how is it that so many people work at a particular job that they dislike to great extend and keep doing it just for the money? What is money for if they are unhappy? How is it they close their mind to other jobs, other opportunities? How good quality of a job can they do if they dislike it so much? How can they get a pay increase or a promotion when they clearly prefer to be somewhere else? I wonder…
It is amazing the number of opportunities that we come across every day and we let them pass because: we did not realise it was an opportunity until too late, we think it is not for us, it is too small, it is too big, I don’t have [insert] and the list goes on and on. I wonder… If we focus on looking for opportunities, how many opportunities will we find today?
Business success is all about people: Knowing how to serve people, how to talk to people, how to relate to people, how to… Once you master all about people, business success is served to you in a golden plate.
As a rule, we tend to specialise in a particular skill to a very high degree. Many people focus so much on this that stop learning anything else. What many of these people forget is that learning about other skills provide different perspective on how to approach problems, how to create fresh solutions, … how to innovate.
I find amazing that people work so hard to be successful without trying to be of value and fail to achieve success. A much simpler approach, that often leads better friends and provide more fulfilment, is to strive to be of value. Once you are, success will follow.
In comparison, most of us have a lot more blessings than problems and as the working week is about to end, it is time to be grateful for all of our blessings. It is also true that we should be grateful for all our problems and tribulations, because they make us take stock on where we are in our life and how to become a better person. Have a wonderful and fantastic weekend.