Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Increase Your Net Worth As a Young Person.

After my trip from Germany I have been pondering and asking why do we young people find ourselves on the failing trail? I came to realize that most of the young people never take stock of what they want and  what they  have done in life.  Most of the time young people move with the flow for example  in choosing a career path, dressing code, how they spend leisure time, friendships etc. Some of the reasons why young people fail are for example, and not limited to below;
  1. We don’t follow our dreams or even worse we never listen to our inner voices.
  2. Never take stock of what we want to do and have done.
  3. Never follow up on  projects started.
  4. Lack of patience.
  5. Hang out  with the wrong friends.
  6. Imitating others and lack the drive or the courage to be original
  7. Procrastination and lack of self confidence.
  8. We want instant payment and we are afraid to volunteer.
  9. We care less with the our little hard earn finances by purchasing unnecessary (impulse buying)things rather than save for the future. This doesn’t mean all the youths are like this there are many exceptional cases,  but through the systems that most of us underwent we are financially illiterate. Among others…
If there’s something we can’t place a price tag on, is the human kind we were created in God’s image and we can’t be compared with anything  and we are  installed  by the almighty Father as the supreme being on earth. My definition of worth here is determined by what you can do or have done to get other opportunities. Failing once in life doesn’t mean you will fail forever and even if you got an E- grade  in your O’level doesn’t mean the ‘END’  to life, though it is a wake up call to try again and do more about searching for  something that you can do better for  example by exploring other avenues like business, sports,  talent usage, technical skills, art and design etc. Some of us are blessed with either business, creative, leadership acumen that we ought to utilize them to increase our worth in the society.

Recently I came to  notice there people who have reached a point they never submit their CV’s  / resumes in search for a job because their development track records speaks for itself and is evident when you mention their names and they are at another level of ball game thus their net worth is super!  In this case instead of looking for work, the work awaits for them or are created to fit them in any system. I will spare mentioning names for this time round but open your eyes wide and look around your society and you will have many answers.

My advice to young people in terms of increasing or boosting their Net Worth are;
  1. Be a specialist in your area of operation either in music, ICT etc. Do it at your level best!
  2. Develop a Unique Selling Point which can be even the people skills, Quality Assurance etc.
  3. Strive to learn something new every day, watch your learning curve growing.
  4. Don’t enroll in a course because of a friend or even with your parents  persuasion. Listen keenly to the advice given and make the decision, and by doing so you shall have the zeal all time with you.
  5. Don’t do things primary for money but rather focus on how you can land many assignments like the current one by giving quality products or service.
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