Monday, January 12, 2009

What Kind of Services Are You Rendering?

As the world's economy takes a downturn in the year 2009, many people are getting more and more stress over their financial.

People are losing their jobs and unemployment rate in developed and developing countries escalate. As we continue to focus more on our financial health, we are slowly beginning to lose focus on something which holds a more position in our lives, our relationships.

Some people think that having financial independence is the most important goal in their lives for they believe that after they have successfully achieve financial freedom, they will have the time and security to do what they want to in the first place.

How contradicting! If one could do sufficient research or read enough biographies of the extremely successful people out there, they do not place financial freedom as their top priority goal.

Think about this question, doing what you love and achieving financial freedom, which one comes first? No, no. This is not the usual chicken-and-egg question.

You may or may not agree with me. However, I personally believe that attaining financial freedom is the result of you doing what you love and what you like. Not the other way round.

My argument for my stand is very simple. What are the qualities you think an extremely successful people have to possess in order to achieve what s/he has in life?

Perseverance? Determination? Perspiration? Passion? Purpose? Integrity?

Are these qualities cultivatable? Well, certainly, isn't it? However, under what circumstances are you able to cultivate such desirable qualities?

To be successful, at least in your financial area, doing what you are doing right now is not going to work. If it will work, it would have worked out long time ago, isn't it?

If you keep doing what you have done, you will keep getting what you have gotten.

You have to do today what others won't to get tomorrow what others don't. And that involves you in going the extra mile, investing more effort and time in your work or whatever you are doing, business, investment etc.

And how can that be ever possible if you are not already passionate, motivated or inspired for excellence in what you are currently doing?

Your ability in you achieving your financial independence does not lies in your ability to preserve through hard time or invest the extra effort and time to deliver excellence in your work.

To me, all those will come automatically, only if you first realize one thing, the kind of value you can and will deliver to others.

In this world, regardless of what you do, you are being paid for the value you render to other people. Now, we are not talking about the true value of the service you are providing.

On a personal level, I think everyone is rendering invaluable, priceless service to one another. However, the truth is, the world tried to put a price tag in everything we do.

As a matter of fact, it is never the true value which others are interested in. Rather, it is the perceived value of your service which others pay you for.

If the service you render is easily available, then naturally, the perceived value of your service is not going to fetch a high price. On the other hand, if you are going to provide a truly valuable service which not many people can deliver, you can be sure you will be highly paid for it.

So how can this information helps you in attaining the financial freedom you always desire?

Well, the answer is pretty simple, over deliver. The ordinary just do what they are paid for. However, now, you know better. You know that in order to get paid better, regardless of whether it is in your work or business, you have to over deliver.

Good is the enemy of GREAT! You know you will not settle for anything less, naturally, you will not deliver anything less too.

Nevertheless, the desire to over deliver lies not in your capability but in your desire. Are you truly passionate and motivated in doing what you do? Do you always believe the true service of you are rendering?

All these have to first start with a genuine interest. A genuine interest in others. Until you manage to come out of your self ego and start recognizing the needs and wants of others, it will almost be impossible for you to render valuable service to others.

Jim Rohn once mentioned that if you help enough people to get what they want, you will get what you want.

The start to your successes in life lies in not your own interest, but your interest in others.

People often claimed that it is money which makes the world goes round. That is certainly far away from the truth.

It is never money which makes the world goes round. It is the relationships between us, mankind that keeps the Earth revolving.

Prosperity will not come to you until you bring prosperity to others. Success, money and fame will not knock on your doors until you deliver to the doors of others.

That is how important relationships are.

Let others get themselves all stressed up and frustrated over their financial but not you. You now know better that instead of wasting your time in unnecessary worries, why not invest it in some other more beneficial activities, e.g building healthy relationships with others and providing highly perceived valued services to others.

Remember, the rich network while the poor just work.

It is up to you to decide what work you want to get involved in.

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