The age-old, question, How do I get rich? I’m sure that’s a question many people ask, hell, I ask myself that question quite often. First, let me say this about that, I don’t think riches start with the money. I think it starts with talent and skills, and it just so happens that talent and skills are what translates to money.
But I have a story for you. If you want to know how to get a leg up on your life here’s the playbook.
Listen to this story.
Fav Bible Story…
There were three men, and they were given talents by their master.
The first guy was given five talents.
The second guy was given two talents, and the third guy was given one talent.
The first guy took his talents and invested his five talents and earned five more talents. The second guy with two talents invested his talents and earned two more talents. And finally, the third guy with one talent dug a hole and buried his talent.
After a long time, the master returned and decided to check on the three guys with the talents. He asked the guys to meet him and let him know how they decided to use their talents.
First up was the guy that was given five talents, he presented to the master five more talents. The master was elated. “Well done my good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you the ruler over many things.”
The second guy that was given two talents, brought forth two additional talents to the master. And again the master was elated. “Well done my good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you the ruler over many things.”
Now, the third guy with one talent, to the master’s disappointment, hid his talent. You know why? Because he was afraid.
The master lashed out at the servant calling him lazy and slothful. He took the talent from him and gave it to the guy with ten talents. The master went on to explain that it’s better to give to those who use what talents or gifts they already have. For those that use what they are given, abundance will come their way.
The Ball Is In Your Court Now
In case you were interested in was reading the bible and that particular parable, it’s located in the book of Matthew Chapter 25, verses 14-30. Now I’m not a pastor, nor am I trying to preach, but I’m trying to make a point.
It’s obvious to me that we all have a responsibility to ourselves, and that’s to use what talents we have to our full abilities. I see this parable in two parts. The first part is to those that have talent and skills, I mean even if you have one skill. It’s your duty to use it!
The second part is what often happens to those of us who are afraid to fail.
If you’re afraid, you lose out. You don’t further develop your talent or skills and you stunt your own personal development.
Here’s what I mean.
You Learn By Doing
You can only learn by doing. That means taking the talents (skills) that you already have and use those talents to pursue a worthy goal. Do you know what’s going to happen?
In order to reach that goal, you’re going to have to develop other skills on top of your existing skills to reach your goal. Let’s say you’re a real estate agent. Let’s say you’re killing it as an agent by yourself, you’re getting listings, you’re selling houses left and right. Life is good, business is good.
In fact, business is so good, you believe it’s time to grow your team and start managing other people to grow your business. Maybe you’re looking to hire an administrative assistant or another agent that specializes in working with buyers. Your current skill is selling, you’re good at selling and you make really good money.
Now in order to grow your business, you have to take that skill of selling, continue to sell, and on top of that, develop the skill of hiring employees, and you must also develop the skill of management and leadership.
So you see how the parable applies to your life?
You initially had the one talent to sell, then you developed two more talents, recruiting employees, and management skills.
Whatever the goal you’re going for, true learning comes when you take the leap and actually start doing. You make mistakes, you win some, you lose some, you take a few lumps here and there, but most importantly you learn and use those talents and skills to gain more tools.
Learn To Manage What Little You Have
Our second responsibility is to learn to manage yourself no matter what level you’re at. My favorite line out of the parable is, “Well done my good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you the ruler over many things.”
But what about lottery winners. They run into a ton of money overnight and they eventually run out of money, the same way they ran into it – overnight. I mean it oftentimes leaves these people worst off than they were before. I’m not saying these people don’t deserve the money they earn.
My point is that over time when you manage small amounts of whatever, you begin to develop the skills to handle more.??It could be money or it could be your business.??When things grow at a pace that you are prepared for, you have developed the skills necessary to manage what you have.
And the downside is sometimes we are not where we want to be in life, not because we don?t deserve it, but because we?re not ready yet.??We have not developed the skills to grow.
We just have to keep pushing, keep learning, and after a while when we learn and are ready to earn, it will surely come our way.
Well, that?s all I got folks, That?s my 2 cents.??Use your skills to it?s fullest and manage where you are in life!!
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