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Why Who You Are, Is More Important Than What You Do

Why Who You Are, Is More Important Than What You Do


I can’t believe that companies still give money to people for their time. The idea baffles me. The same companies that pay us by the hour expect results in that hour, so let’s just cut out the middle man and pay me for results. Let me make a contribution, improve the safety, build in efficiency or something that makes me feel valuable. For me, If It is proven that money is a bad motivator, trading time for money is even worse. The reason why most people are ready to trade their time for money is because they don’t recognize that, who they are is more important that what they do. And therefore, what they are doing is much more valuable to the company they work for than how much they get paid to do it. The main reason why I hate being an employee and therefore don’t want a job is because, I came to realize that, who I’m is more important than what I will do in any job out there and therefore no one can afford who I’m.

The modern business model

In his book why ‘A’ students work for ‘C’ students, Robert kiyosaki clearly explains that, the key to success in this new world is education. The problem is that the current school system is trapped in the tar pit of the Industrial Age. Unfortunately, going to school alone will not prepare you financially for a rapidly evolving and expanding world. Simply said, schools change too slowly, and the world is changing too rapidly. In the Industrial Age, all it took to be successful was the following two types of education:

  • Academic education: The ability to read, write, and solve   basic mathematical problems.
  • Professional education: Education to earn money by being a productive member of society. For example, medical doctors go to medical school, lawyers go to law school, pilots go to flight school, chefs to go cooking school, and so on.

He also explains that, In the Information Age, we need the following three types of education:

  • Academic education
  • Professional education
  • Financial education

He also added that, regardless of which type of education the person can choose pursue, they must be aware that, the true purpose of education is to grant a person the power to turn information into meaning and that, the power of that education is unleashed after you leave school, take a class, seminar, or read a book and begin applying your education. The problem is that, most people go to school to learn how to earn money, but only for themselves and their family. This is why many of them end up being employees.

I aspire to be a giver, a giver of love, a giver of good vibes

Few people go to school to learn how to produce more and produce more for more people. While most people aspire to employees of good paying companies, In my life with all the education I have got, I aspire to be a giver, a giver of love, a giver of good vibes, a giver of strength and finally, a giver of happiness in other peoples’ lives. This may be one of the reasons why I teach a lot. What you might not know about me is that, my inner drive to grow and make an impression in the universe makes me happy and makes big things happen in my life. What you might also notice is that, the idea that in order to make money we are to punch a clock, do what the boss says all day, punch out and repeat for the majority of our life is dying. The idea is dying out because; people are becoming more financially educated and that, contract workers, freelancers and side gigs are embracing the change toward this modern business model.

I want to be rewarded for that greatness

This change is neither because of the Government through de-regulation nor because of internet. Though in reality internet helped, this change is coming about mostly like any other changes out there. This change comes because some people want it. While I may not be that sure if you also want it but, I’m definitely sure that I want it Right now in my life because; i want to have the freedom to create, make what i want, be effective and competent as much as I wish. In other words, i strive for greatness and I want to be rewarded for that greatness, a world that traditional employments will not provide it to me and that is why I hate being an employee. In my book; Why I Hate Being An Employee, I explain in details why the business models have changed and that the old business model has been replaced with a new and modern business model and how you can maneuver yourself so you go, adapt and embrace this new ways of doing business.

Why I’m a terrible employee

Another reason why I hate being an employee is that, the old business model of (employer-employee relationships) i.e. employees are working under non-motivating leaders, for a wage kills all of that. In other words, as a certified professional banker, I don’t want my greatness or creativity killed. I want to go for broke, do my best, out work the lazy ones who do the same thing day in and day out. I want to feel alive when I work. I want to make change but not by standing at a bank teller cubicle. What I hate most about me is that, these drive to grow and make an impression to the world, makes me a good person but, it also makes me a terrible employee.

My perception of your ideal self

While I may not know your perception of who is your ideal self, I’ve come to find that, your ideal self is being the person you desire to be. And that, as a person you are adapting and always changing, the person you are now, will probably not be the person you are in ten years time to come. And the guy you dream of being, the guy who lives the life of his or her dreams, the guy who lives out of fear, the guy who is comfortable with taking risks, the guy owning global companies, the guy who doesn’t worry about being out of money, the guy who enjoys travelling the world, the guy who is the Centre of attention, that is my perception of your ideal self.

People will automatically respond to that.

In simple terms, the guy you visualize to be in your mind is who you truly are. This is why I always recommend that, rather than just be yourself; strive to be your ideal self. When you fully expressing and exposing yourself in the real business and social world, you are bringing that ideal self out of you and I can surely tell you that, people will automatically respond to that.

Perception is everything

Your life doesn’t have to drastically change to be interesting… you just need to change your perception. It is why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. As I will explain it in details in my book; Why I Hate Being An Employee, right now you just need to understand that people who perceive themselves living in scarcity will miss opportunities even if they are there. The secret of life is that whatever you perceive you will achieve. See yourself living in abundance of a lot of ways of making a lot of money and you will also attract only that into your life.

Passion is everything

While the detailed discussion about passion may be out of scope of this article but, the key to awakening your passion lies in your perception, beliefs and mindset. This is also why in the business mindsets shifts phase of my business intelligence program ( a program I recommend you should also consider taking) I talk in details on how passion is very important to starting your own successful business and living the life of your design in general and how to incorporate it in your life if you want to be successful beyond your wildest dreams.


Bringing It All Together

In my life with all the education I have got, I aspire to be a giver, a giver of love, a giver of good vibes, a giver of strength and finally, a giver of happiness in other peoples’ lives. That is my passion

Tell me what is your passion! What do you aspire to be? And how you achieve that!

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.

**Make It Happen**

Till next time, yours

Gaston Ngailo

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