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30 August 2015

500 Naira note and its worth.

Two important management lessons i learnt from
a 500 Naira note.

1. It happened some time ago I was in an
audience listening to a motivational speaker.
The speaker got out his wallet & pulled out a 500
Naira note. Holding it up, he asked, "Who wants
this 500 naira note?" 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 aisle. 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 no use.
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
worth?" "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
yourself-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."


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