"Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank."
When we sharpen our skills it's impossible not to become a person of excellence! People of excellence aren't necessarily the most accomplished people or the wealthiest (although most of the time they are), but they ARE the most Influential people you know!
It takes being a person of influence to have any impact in the world...in OR out of the workplace!
I used to tell my kids to "be the kind of person WORTHY of the kind of person you want to spend your life with." In other words, if you want to influence a person of excellence in your direction then you need to become what you want to surround yourself with!
If you want to be successful in ANY area of life, first you have to work on you! Sharpening your skills and raising your belief system will take you places you never dreamed you go!
Influential people attract good people and even better opportunities into their lives!
Influential people are the skilled ones. Once you've succeeded in influencing anybody, for any purpose in your direction, they'll be inclined to hear about anything you want to share! Why? Because you're SHARP...a person of INTEGRITY. You're CONFIDENT about your ability and you're a person of CHARACTER!
These principals are true in every area of our lives!
It's true in our personal lives - our relationships.
It's true with our children.
It's true when it comes to sharing our Faith.
It's true in business.
"But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
Sharpen your skills!
Raise the barometer of your Faith in the workplace!
Become a person of Influence in every area of life.
If it all belongs to Him, why are we living as if it belongs to us? Are you being a good Asset Manager? How we perceive MONEY impacts every area of life! It's time to BREAK THE CHAINS...for the love of God!