When you understand how value is created, distributed and exchanged…
When you understand that money is merely a store of value, and people will pay any price to get real value and so you HAVE TO become a value creator and a solution provider, that’s when you simply SMILE.
It’s beyond financial transactions, its about personal transformation.
You are not as unique as you think you are. I know people who carry the same grace as me, who are called to achieve the same assignment as me, even in the same geographical location as me. The difference is that my response to God’s potential in me will be different from their response. Some will bury their potential, others will maximise theirs. But make no mistake, God will use whoever of us that responds correctly to achieve His objective. Your uniqueness is not in your potential, your uniqueness is in your response to your potential. Respond or be replaced!
Yours in the quest for success and significance.
Olufukeji Adegbeye CWM
I told God about 5 years ago that I want to live to be at least 70 years old, so that I can directly mentor/influence 100 ordinary individuals into having faith that is truly Christlike, whose families would be inspirational and whose finances would be in the region of at least 1 million USD and more. I asked Him how I would attract and transform such people. God told me to focus on becoming a person of exceptional Character and then Competence. Character is the foundation for sustained competence. Character is a function of 5 components.
1. Conviction: an unflinching commitment to an ideal.
2. Vision: the ability to identify opportunity.
3. Discipline: the ability to stick to a predetermined intentional vision-inspired daily routine, regardless.
4. Integrity: the ability to make what you say will happen, happen.
PS: Integrity is different from honesty. Honesty simply means you say the truth about what has happened. Integrity deals with the future, honesty deals with the past. Integrity requires competence and sincerity. Honesty requires ONLY sincerity.Many people are honest. Few have integrity.
5. Sacrifice: the ability to forfeit a lesser good today to attain a higher good tomorrow.
So, everyday, grow in Conviction, Vision, Discipline, Integrity and Sacrifice and you will attract people of quality and potential.
My previous post reveals the ingredients for competence.
Happy New Year!
In 2016, I will be posting a lot more on this blog!
About 13 years ago, I told God that I wanted to be a millionaire in USD by the age of 25, latest 30 years (don’t ask me why).
Now that I am almost at that milestone, I definitely am not a millionaire in USD, but I still have plans to become one sooner than later. I asked God for what to do to accelerate the achievement of that goal and below are four things that I have been inspired to thoroughly study and understand in even greater detail in 2016.
1. Understand money and how it circulates.
2. Understand people/customers and what they really need and want.
3. Understand value (tangible & intangible) and how it is created, distributed and exchanged.
And for the Christian believer, who wants to secure not just his future, but his eternity, go further to
4. Understand God’s Spirit and his intentions on the above 3 issues.
If you can study these things thoroughly in 2016 and APPLY what you learn such that you gain mastery in these four areas, I daresay that your productivity, fulfillment, reward and impact in life will be amazing. I will be creating a small focused group to share my thoughts and findings on each area and to also journey together towards the achievement of those goals. Watch this space!