As a child, I often wondered what would make me an asset in life?
I listen to ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ quite often and love listening to encouraging words which motivate you and love the quote by another mentor of mine Robert Kiyosaki “Asset. Remember, your mind is your greatest asset, so be careful what you put into it.”
I have never been one who liked getting on one job and staying for too long!
All of my life especially while working Corporate America I have always had the ‘volunteering’ mentality.
What does this mean to me?
Great volunteers are irreplaceable, they are extraordinary and most teams want you in their tribe. Volunteering allows you learn different things and you become so to speak essential to scaling and with the world facing super sized challenge, scale matters according to Forbes.
What does ‘asset’ mean?
I loved my dad but I never listened to him when it came to going to school, getting a job and then retiring.
My day tried to hammer into my brain as a kid, adolescent and even an adult his method for a good life!
I was blessed to have a very hard working dad and if I didn’t understand anything about his theory I did learn to working hard, being dependable, and consistent in doing a good job in anything that you do, will make you an asset and not a candidate for early retirement!
As a child and even right NOW, I can still hear my dad telling me and my siblings that you need to go to school, get a good job with good benefits, move out of his house, stay on the same job forever and then retire.
I still don’t know what this means when I see many work their tails off on the same job for years, complain that they can’t wait until they retire and then can barely make ends meet when they do retire, some go back to work again (to a job just to make ends meet and because now they are retired) and just be complacent this vicious cycle with not only getting older, needing more medical attention because you are not happy and repeat the cycle until you either die or just get too sick to even care anymore because you thought this was the way or meaning of getting older?
If anything to me this is a real future shock going from being paid on that job weekly to retiring and now only receiving money once a month!
Okay, if you like what you do why would you retire?
Okay, if you love what you do, why leave it or even stop?
When do you become a priority doing what you love?
Okay, if you do retire and never liked your job I can see you switching jobs until you found what you loved doing more logical than just retiring and doing absolutely nothing!
Doing nothing me is just what it is and when you do nothing you get NOTHING!
This is just my very own opinion and just don’t and can not understand nor believe that retiring and getting older is any of this!
I can’t figure this theory or philosophy of getting older out to save my own life! It is so much more to life than doing a job because you have to?
Now, while this is probably why I am right here, right now where I am which is not where I still want to be, so I work even harder than I did when I was working a 9-5 job to get the better things of life which I fervently deserve with all of this vast experience I have worked my butt off making others rich!
“Now, it is my turn to say thank you for God blessing me with all this vast work experience which has taught me many things about what I don’t want to be when having my own company and mostly I have learned that when you take care of who takes care of you you are not only an asset but you have been trained by God to have your very own company and explore all the many different opportunities you now can offer to the world and never have to worry again!” – Valerie Cheers Brown
Only this time I am working to get myself out of poverty because I consider you get what you give and this is what I decided for way too long to do to get where I am right now!
What does one do when they have been working all of their life on a job making others rich, receiving a paycheck which you earn for who?
I am blessed to have been given the mindset to not worry what others may think of me by switching jobs so often, being fired from a few and still here right now telling you my story.
One might say, why is she bragging about this?
I earn no bragging rights to explain why I am where I am right now, but I do earn bragging rights to live a much better life simply because I have all of this experience under my belt!
So, in conclusion why not use all of the blessed many jobs I have had over the years to take me where I know I should be at this point of my life which is to have all of the things in my life where I never have to worry ever again about where the next dollar comes from, not worry about how to pay for traveling the world, and not worry about what others think of my choices but hopefully will encourage somebody that it is not what we do but what we do with it!
So like my mentor always encourages, “Believe it can be done, have goals, visualize well, help each other and have FAITH in yourself.!” – Richard Branson