Do you always add value you first or what is in it for you comes to mind first all the time? What is your value proposition in life and business? Are you like the majority that would gladly journey through life aimlessly.We all can add Positive Values to the World!
Values are extremely important. Each time there is a negative event what you hear is that; our value system has been destroyed. This is because value is a word that is intricately tied to purpose, commitment, faith, success and other good attributes.
If for example, you hope to become successful then you must imbibe certain values that successful people have. If you want to become more like God Almighty which by the way is possible according to Psalm 82:6
Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
It simply means you have to imbibe certain values like unconditional love, kindness, long-suffering, mercy, etc.
Therefore, I ask you today;
- What are your values in life?
- Are you living to make all the money and then what?
- Do you make it a commitment to add value everyday of your life?
Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with setting great goals and making all the money you can but in my opinion if you think value in the money-making process then you being fair to both God and humanity.
Here are a few reasons why you should always add value:
1. That is what God expects
You will agree with me that God expects you and I to add value at all times. That is the reason he said to us;
I have said, And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth – Genesis 1:28a
You should aim to replenish the earth on a daily basis. Learn to add flavour to the lives of people around you every single day.
2. Value simply means Money
By now, you probably know that money is nothing but paper. What makes it have value is the belief that it is backed by gold or the authority of the state – which in this case is just a perceived value. Greece is a perfect example of the reality that money is nothing but paper.
That said, when someone buys a product or service from you, they do that because you have promised to give them some sort of value or satisfaction when they part with their money. They are not doing that because you are indispensable or the most beautiful or owner of the best product. They are likely giving you the money because of the perceived value you would add to their lives or businesses by virtue of your value proposition.
I wrote “GIVING is the New Philosophy of Business” simply because I believe businesses should understand that the Internet will push you into giving value first because your competition is within reach.
3. It gives you an opportunity to Grow
Yes! The more you add value in a particular area the more experienced and better exposed you will become in that field. Growth does not just happen, it takes a process.
You are who you are today because of the series of value that you have received overtime from your parents, relatives, teachers etc. If you deal with your customers or employees from a stand point of value addition then you are more likely to grow faster in terms of experience and monetary gains.
4. It simply wins you more loyal friends
A friend called me up to ask me the size of my shoes, he said he simply wants to sow into my life and ministry. In his words; you have been of great help, your words of wisdom have helped me so much and this is my own little way of saying thank you;
It is $300+ Calvin Klein shoes but that is besides the point, it could have been a car or even a house. I am humbled knowing that people are being blessed through my rants.
People call me up and ask me to handle projects I did not bid for, not because I am the smartest digital marketing consultant or SEO expert out there but because of the perceived value they have of me. Read 4 Simple Ways to Build your Personal Brand Online
In a future post, I would share my thoughts on some of the very simple ways I add value to people around me and how it is helping me become better at helping people become Conditioned for Accomplishments.
I would love to hear your ideas on why adding value is or is not important, it does not matter what your opinion is, just share and let us learn from you. Simply leave your comments or questions below.