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BE NICE. THE PERSON YOU IGNORE CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE TOMORROW!


I read this story just recently and it touched me. It illustrates what I taught in my book, That I Look Like A Beggar Does Not Say I Do Not Have A Throne!

“Juan worked at a meat distribution factory. One day, when he finished with his work schedule, he went into the meat cold room to inspect something, but in a moment of bad luck, the door closed and he was locked inside with no help in sight!

Although he screamed and knocked with all his might, his cries went unheard as no one could hear him. Most of the workers had already gone, and outside the cold room it’s impossible to hear what was going on inside.

Five hours later, whilst Juan was on the verge of death, the security guard of the factory opened the door and saved the life of Juan. Juan then asked the security guard how he got to open the door, as it wasn’t part of his work routine, and he explained thus:

“I’ve been working in this factory for 35 years, hundreds of workers come in and out every day, but you’re one of the few who greets me in the morning and says goodbye to me every night when leaving after working hours. Many treat me as if I am invisible. Today, like every other day, you greeted me in your simple manner ‘Hello’ at the entrance when resuming for work. But curiously, after working hours today, I observed I’ve not heard your “Bye! See you tomorrow.” Hence I decided to check around the factory. Unknown to you, I look forward to your ‘Hi’ and ‘Bye’ every day. To you, I am someone. By not hearing your farewell, I knew something had happened. Then I sought and found you.”

One lesson from this story is this: Small kindnesses have big impact. A little kindness goes a very long way. Never look down on any man. The person you ignored today may be the one to save your life tomorrow.

Has this blessed you in any way? What other lessons can you draw from this? Please share. I’m waiting to hear it. YOU WILL SUCCEED!

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Thought To Chew On


Ethics Aren’t Just Important In Business. They Are The Whole Point Of Business! – Sir Richard Branson

Indeed, There’s No Such Thing As “Business Ethics”!

Be Confident This Week!


The story is told, years ago, at Yale University, there was a very brilliant, but eccentric, professor of Mathematics. One day he assigned a difficult problem to his students and asked them to bring the answer to class the next morning.

The dormitories were ablaze with lights late into the night, as the students struggled with the problem. One young man spent nearly all night working on it, because he felt this was an important assignment. As dawn approached, he carefully and triumphantly wrote down his solution.

The next morning the professor asked various students, “Would you go to the board and give the answer to the problem?”

Each time, after a student had written his answer, the professor said, “I’m sorry, that’s wrong. Please be seated.”

Then he asked another young man who walked briskly to the board and wrote the right answer. But the professor said, “That’s incorrect. Please sit down.”

As that student took his seat, the young man who had studied throughout the night raised his hand, and the professor said, “Go to the board, and give us the solution.”

Striding confidently to the board, the young man wrote the same solution as the previous student whose answer had been refused.

Without a change of expression, the professor said, “That’s wrong. Didn’t you hear me tell this other young man that his answer was wrong? Yet, you’ve written the same solution.”

Boldly, the young man said, “Professor, it’s correct.”

“Are you trying to put me down?” the professor asked.

“No, sir, I’m not. I respect you very highly, but that is the correct answer,” he said.

“Are you sure?”

“I’m sure,” he replied. “Are you absolutely sure?” the professor challenged.

“I’m absolutely sure.”

The professor smiled and said, “You are correct. It’s the right answer.”

There was a wave of protest from the class but the professor said, “Now wait a minute. I’ll tell you why I did this. Soon you’ll be out in the world, and people will be demanding solutions to problems. They will not only want the correct answer, but they will also want to know that you have confidence in your answer.

“This man has demonstrated to us that he knows the solution. He knows that he knows! That’s the way life is. You must not only have the answer, but also have confidence in your answer.” You not only need to know, you must know that you know what you know. Period!

The scriptures say, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward” (Hebrews 10:35) and in Isaiah 30:15 goes further to add that “in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”

Self-confidence is one of your greatest assets to success in life. Without it, no matter how smart you are; no matter what you know you may never go far. You not only need to know, you need to know that you know what you know. So, whatever you wear, you have to wear confidence. It will take you places in life. Have a great working week, this week. YOU WILL SUCCEED!

HAVE YOU WATCHED THESE MOVIES?


I wouldn’t consider myself a movie connoisseur or aficionado but one of my definitions of a great evening is one when my wife and I can find time to relax, huddle up and enjoy a good movie. And over the last few years it has become increasingly difficult to either catch on TV or on DVD a good, clean, family-safe movie with a strong message espousing great values. Anything short of that is not “entertainment” for me!

That was why I could not but commend Sherwood Pictures when I came across their movies. In times like these, they are a breath of fresh air. From Flywheel to Facing the Giants, from Fireproof to Courageous, these movies pack a solid message of the gospel in a strong, subtle yet clear, and convincing yet entertaining way into a great story line. These movies will encourage your faith and challenge you in your walk with God in your business, career, marriage and family. Plus, they’re great evangelistic tools too, non-believers can relate to these stories.

I’m not being paid for this but if you share my views, I encourage you to watch these movies if you haven’t. My wife and I were so blessed, encouraged, impacted and challenged that we decided to tell others about it. If you have watched any of these movies, can I hear your views here? Do have a happy weekend and a blessed new month of June.

DO YOUR WORK!


“Go to work in the morning and stick to it until evening without watching the clock…” (Ecclesiastes 11:6 The Message)

The call to excellence is for a few good men, individuals who like Arthur Morley said “do whatever they can do to the best of their ability, and do it to the very end.” Therefore, “whatever your hands find to do, do it with your might…” (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

Do your duty today. Work for the gold in your job and soon you will find gold. It is your God-given obligation.

Good morning and have a blessed work week. YOU WILL SUCCEED!

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