Going away for a while..... Two important management lessons i learnt from a 500Naira note.
Hi guys, how una dey, am doing good have been so busy lately, I have about 6 C. A test to write next week and my exam also starts next month. I have not been able to write any new thing and those I have written I have not typed them. (I write in my jotter first because it's easy and I only get this free flow any time I use paper and pen. Not to keep you guys hanging I decided I would share what one of my friends shared with me earlier.
1. It happened some time ago but .I was in an
audience listening to a motivational speaker. The
speaker got out his wallet & pulled out a 500 Naira
Holding it up, he asked,"Who wants this 500 naira
Lots of hands went up. Including mine. A slow chorus
began to build as people began to shout "Me!" "Me!" I
began to wonder who the lucky one would be who the
speaker would choose. And I also secretly wondered
(and I am sure others did too ) why he would simply
give away 500 naira. Even as the shouts of "I want it"
grew louder, I noticed a young woman running down the
She ran up onto the stage, went up to the speaker, and
grabbed the five 500 naira note from his hand.
"Well done, young lady," said the speaker into the
microphone. The speaker simply say "Most of us just
sit and wait for good things to happen.
That's of noise. You've got to make things happen.
Make a move"'Simply thinking about doing something is
of no use and not gud enough'. Our lives are like that.
We all see opportunities around us. We all want the
good things. But the problem is we don't take action.
We all want the 500 naira notes on offer. But we don't
make the move. We look at it longingly. Get up, and do
something about it. Don't worry about what other
people might think. Take action.
2. later, the speaker got another 500 naira note and
held it up for all to see, I thought I knew what's up. But
he just asked a simple question. "How much is this
"Five Hundred naira!" the crowd yelled in unison.
"Right," said the speaker. He then took the note and
crumpled it into a ball and asked "How much is it worth
now?""Five Hundred naira!" screamed the audience. He
then threw the note on the ground, stamped all over it
and picked up the note and asked one more time: "And
how much is it worth now?""Five Hundred naira!" was
the response. "I want you to remember this," said the
speaker. "Just because someone crumples it, or
stamps on it, the value of the note does not diminish.
We should all be like the 500 naira note..
In our lives, there will be times when we feel crushed,
stamped over, beaten. But never let your self-worth
diminish. Just because someone chooses to crush you
-- that doesn't change your worth one bit!Don't allow
your self-worth to diminish because someone says
something nasty -- or does something dirty -- to you.
"Never let your self-worth diminish