Use your passion to add value
Reap extraordinary rewards
Your passion is a source of unlimited energy. This energy comes from your soul, or spirit or heart. Every human has passion, but it appears that not many are pursuing it.
I believe that the Universe rewards us in life for the value that we add to others’ lives. The Universe clearly works according to certain scientific and predictable principles, and this is one of those principles.
This does not mean that you will not receive anything without adding value: that is a different principle at work. For example, refugees receive assistance and support without giving anything in return.
So my challenge to you today is this: identify the value that you are adding! Investigate deeply to understand how much value you are adding,
I encourage you to start thinking about these two challenges, and then articulate your responses. When you start to understand how this universal principle works, and apply it to yourself, you will behave differently. You might ask for a pay rise, or you might even say to your employer, in your integrity, I am not adding enough value so you should either reduce my pay or increase the ways in which I can add value.
Your ability to add value is linked to your passion.
When you are passionate, you have access to amazing amounts of energy, and this energy determines your productivity. Your productivity will determine the value that you can add.
Let me share three specific simple examples of adding value:
1. A florist who sells you flowers for a funeral for $60 is adding value to your life because she is satisfying your (non-material) desire to express your sympathy to someone who matters to you. If that desire is strong, it is clearly worth more than $60, and the florist has added value.
2. A receptionist at a business who earns $700 per week may or may not add value. What problems does he or she solve while acting as a receptionist?
3. As a professional speaker, when I earn $6000 for a speech, if just one member of an audience who is a salesperson changes his or her behavior to be more passionate and more effective, the value generated for the company who paid me could easily be more than $60,000 every year thereafter!
Charles B Kovess LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., MAICD, MAITD
Australasia’s Passion Provocateur©
Certified Speaking Professional