Value is defined as the prize and worth of a person, animal, place or thing. Sounds funny right? But the truth of the matter is not everything and everyone are of the same value. That’s just the truth.
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Value is an indicator of worth. It defines quality, determines the quality of influence or impact and could also increase or decrease over time. For the sake of this article, value connotes superior quality that distinguishes one from all others.
In this article, I point out five ways to becoming a person of value.
According to Dr Myles Munroe, a complete person is a component of three things: self-concept, self-worth and self-esteem. Esteem is the fruit of the other two. Self-concept is the beginning point, and Self-worth is the verb. To become a person of value, how you perceive yourself matters a lot. When you look at the mirror, do you like what you see? This is the foundation of all matters in your life. Do you have a set of values you hold dear? What are those things that matter to you? Is it family, love, courage, compassion, dependability, integrity, faith etc? List what matters to you and hide in your heart, let them be your compass and light that defines your choices and association.
Build A Personal Brand
Your brand is what people think of you. This consist of their candid opinions, views, and perceptions about you. And funny enough, you can control what people think about you. You create what they should think about you. Once your name comes up, what comes to people’s minds? What comes to their mind is your brand. Therefore, let the world know you for one thing. For instance, when the name John C. Maxwell comes up, what comes to my mind is THE EXCELLENCE OF LEADERSHIP.
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Build Your Competence
The journey of life starts from incompetence, it then builds to competence, before it becomes excellence. And the truth is, no one builds competence overnight, and excellence is built with time. Therefore, if you want to be a person of value you must build your brand consistently. The truth is that the journey of excellence is a continuous journey. When you do a good job, ask people to keep referring you. Compare testimonials over time to see if you’re getting better.
Blow Your Trumpet
No one grows in isolation. Come out into the market square and tell people what you do. Use all platforms available, both on social media channels and social gatherings. Let people know the value you produce which, of course, you do in exchange for money. Look for people who have problems your product/service can solve. Don’t ever be modest about the value you provide.
Be Hellbent On The Pursuit Of Excellence
Don’t compromise your pursuit for excellence if you want to be a person of value. You must be given to consistent self-development and self-growth. Don’t be unequally yoked with those who despise excellence and its pursuit. Investing in yourself will bring dividends tomorrow. So, get that extra degree, more skill sets, pay for that extra class, get that new equipment and so on.
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