Let’s dive deeper into our theme for the month- SERVICE

I stumbled on a quote, and we could unpack that over the next two weeks.

Kallam Anji Reddy said: 

Everyone has a purpose in life, and a unique talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals”

Purpose is such a beautiful thing to discuss, as we have done in the past, as it is at the center of the essence of our lives. We then use our talents and gifts to fulfill our purpose.

But still, these two things are for, and about ourselves. It is easy to be carried away by the accolades and applause that come with using your talents. It fuels your self-esteem and satisfaction, no doubt. 

However, true joy and fulfillment will come when we realize that our talents are meant to be used to make the world a better place, and purpose isn’t about us, but others.

My pastor would say- your life is too small to be at the center of your focus/ life. You can’t be all about yourself and experience the highest level of self-fulfillment.

Don’t get me wrong, it is very okay to focus on you, your growth, your development, your happiness, so that you may be a blessing to others. 

But never forget that we are here to make an impact.

Service is beautiful 
Service is rewarding 
Service is distracting, in a positive way
Service is a divine instruction 
Service is God’s way of ascension to the top.

In serving effectively, however, you need to master how to deal with people. People above you, your contemporaries, people looking up to you, friends, acquaintances, mentors, mentees, family, and just everyone around you. How you speak and relate with them will go a long way in determining how effective your service will be. 

Martha and Mary hosted Jesus in their house, and whilst Martha was up and about, doing the honorable thing- making food and serving the Master, she was disgruntled. She was complaining ( about how Mary wasn’t helping her) and was generally upset. 

Jesus corrected her.

Service can be done with a heart of gratitude, with reverence, bearing the burden well, and not losing focus on what is important- All for God.

The book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, is our recommended read for this month. 

And the core idea is that you can change other people’s behavior, simply by first of all changing your own behavior. You can influence people by understanding the principles to better understand people, become a more likable person, improve your relationships, be able to win others over, and influence behavior through leadership.

Have you ever been served at a restaurant or a mall before? Have you noticed exceptional service by someone in particular? Have you gone out of your way to tip the person, more than you normally would do?

That’s how people and God feel when we serve others with a good heart. 

Serve, but intentionally, with awareness and with the other person in mind.

Let’s talk more about this on the WhatsApp group.

Have a great week ahead. 

Positivity, Profits & Prosperity…
Smartly Yours,

Sola Adesakin 
Lead Coach/ Founder 
Smart Stewards | The Smart investment Club
E: adesola@smartstewards.com
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