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Turn Your Talents Into Profits

In the parable of the talents which Jesus taught in the gospel of Matthew, A travelling master gave out talents to his three servants, with the instruction that they should turn the talents around and make some profits. According to the story, the master gave one of the servants five talents and the other he gave two while another got one, all according to their abilities.

While the ones that got five and two each where able to turn their around and increased their profits by 100% the guy that one talent just dug a hole and buried his, simply because he thought what was given him wasn’t good enough for him. He complained about his master’s bias, his preference of his colleagues to him.

Now the reason I brought this story up is because a lot of us are like this bitter servant who got one talent. We have been endowed with gifts/talents/passions by God yet we do nothing about them. instead we sit and whine and complain about the unfairness of the government policies in our countries, we complain about our families and their lack of attention towards us, we are so bitter yet we are endowed.

Folks we live in a time where there so many possibilities in fact the possibilities are limitless, even in the poorest of the countries of the world, it is still possible for you to become successful even without an education. The internet and the social media have created an equal opportunity base for everyone irrespective of their social status. Continue reading Turn Your Talents Into Profits

Your Reputation is Priceless, Don’t Damage It

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“Over time, your reputation is the most valuable currency you have in business. It’s the invisible key that either opens or closes doors of professional opportunity. Especially in an age where everything is forever recorded and accessible, your reputation has to be guarded like the most sacred treasure. It’s the one item that, once lost, you can never get back.” – Jason Nazar
Reputation is like trust, it is worked for, built ,and earned. And when it is broken or lost you cannot not have it back, and the damage it does would haunt us for years. A visit to most social media sites would show us just how carefree and unmindful about our reputation so many of us are.
We really have to be mindful of the information and pictures we send to the world about ourselves because according to Microsoft, “Chances are you already have an online reputation, even if you do not know it. On the Internet, you create an image of yourself through the information you share in blogs, comments, tweets, snapshots, videos, and links. Others add their own opinions (good or bad), which contribute to your reputation. Anyone can find this information and use it to make judgments about you. For example, research commissioned by Microsoft found that of the U.S. hiring managers and job recruiters surveyed, 79% routinely review online reputational information when considering job applicants.
Most of those surveyed count online reputation as one of their top selection criteria. In fact, 70% of the U.S. hiring managers in the study they have rejected candidates based on what they found. Top disqualifiers included unsuitable photos and videos, concerns about the applicant’s lifestyle, and inappropriate comments.”

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffet

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