Consider this. If it is possible to quote yourself as a person on the stock market, what would be your true worth?
Have you ever, in your wildest imagination, thought that one day it might be possible to quote professional men and women on the stock market? Never, you say. In fact, you think it’s just my imagination.
I agree with you. Being personally listed on the stock exchange may be just an imagination today. But it can be real tomorrow.
Many things that we see, experience and work today were imaginative years ago before they came true. Name them. Space exploration, the Internet, the digital camera and many high-tech gadgets. Today, technology has compressed the world into the cell phone in your hands. Those who put their imaginations to work years ago are reaping a bountiful harvest today, regardless of currency fluctuations and global upheavals in market forces.
So why not take a step of faith today, move forward with your peers, trust the God who created you with the power of the imagination, lean on your own understanding and just start to meditate on this question: “If it’s possible for me to be listed on the stock exchange, what would be the real value of my share?” »How will my friends, colleagues, the financial press and investors rate me? What is it about me that will make them invest?
Years ago, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) was the only professional body with chartered status in Nigeria. Today, many professional bodies request this status for their institutes and members.
Charter status confers maturity, excellence, discipline, integrity, authority, added value and prestige on members. What is stopping them from looking for public citations tomorrow and asking members to do the same in order to promote professionalism and control quackery? As a professional, what sets you apart from professional counterfeiters and hackers will go beyond your experience, professional and academic qualifications. It will be the real you who will determine the price of your share on the stock market, that is to say if you meet the listing conditions.
And that means subjecting yourself and your professional vocation to the discipline and authority of a regulatory body that will seek personal listing from professionals in the stock market.
Think about it. It will lead you to sober thought and a thorough inventory of yourself, your products and services, your business, and your relationships. Forget about the amount of money you make and position yourself in your career or corporate ladder. The question again. What is your true worth? No actor, no compromise.
If it is possible to privatize you through an initial public offering of shares, would investors be interested in recovering your shares, believing that they will reap the dividends of professionalism.
What would your real value per share be if you were listed? Are you sure your personal stock will sell for up to $ 1 per share?
Don’t fight your chest and quickly pretend that your stock will sell for more than that, as investors will be subjecting you to the same considerations and criteria as all their investments in the stock market. Are you sure that an investor will buy you because in investing considerations there are no emotions. Investors are real in their approach. They have real money that they want to invest in real people, real business. And they want real returns, no actors, no stories.
Dear professional, you can be good looking or pretty, very smart, very skilled and well connected.
So what is it that makes you attractive to investors that will determine your value per share?
If I ask you for your value, you will likely monetize your personal assets, wealth, qualifications, experience and goodwill and tell me your value.
But you will hide your responsibilities for ethics, character and content. But if I always ask you “what is your true worth?” “, You can hesitate or send the question back to me:” What do you mean by your true worth? ” I’ll tell you.
Your real worth incorporates what marketers call demographics and psychographics. They include age, income, wealth, assets, qualifications, socio-economic class, personality, values and others. You know them. But what sets your true worth in my understanding are your manners, your integrity, your talent, your skills, your beliefs, your ethics, your righteousness, your character, and your relationship with Almighty God.
The last three factors are so vital and yet so overlooked, even by stock brokers and financial analysts. The new challenge is how can brokers measure these factors? Their eyes and focus are rigidly fixed on the bottom line, profits, assets and liabilities. All about the numbers, and the facts behind the numbers, and never about the people behind the numbers. This is why there is so much dishonesty in many industries today.
But as business risks increase and global economic turmoil intensifies, soon, and very soon, attention will shift from the numbers and facts behind them to people. This will announce the listing of professionals on stock exchanges around the world, because the real issues are not the numbers, but the people behind the numbers. So what is your true worth?
Today we have the commodities exchange. One day, the Humanity Exchange will come.
Are you ready? Price, sums up the value of anything. It measures the value of any product or service. It can fluctuate, up and down, depending on quality, quantity, availability and market forces of demand and supply.
How can I get a price? you ask, I am a human being, good reasoning.
But that was valid years ago, not now. Today everyone has a price. You’ve heard it before. But you never really considered the wisdom of that statement, because you believed it more as a cliché than as something real.
You have a price. Not the amount of money with which people can bribe you or buy your conscience. Your prize is your true worth, which takes a lot of wisdom and common sense to discern it. You have often heard men say “this girl is cheap”. Why are they saying this? They are not talking about monetary value. What they mean could be, “that girl” can be easy to handle, operate, use, shake, easily dazzled by material things, and easily deceived by lies. Why then do men say it is cheap?
The girl in question may well be a licensed professional with a range of professional degrees and qualifications, affiliations, experience, a good salary, drives two cars and lives comfortably in a duplex. Yet it is called cheap by a man who doesn’t even earn a quarter of his income.
So what is the “cheap”? It has to do with his dignity, his self-respect, his chastity, his values, his manners and his strength of character. She must have compromised all or part of it in her relationship with the man.
What could have caused this? Perhaps this is because of the demand and supply forces of husbands in the marriage market.
These forces are vicious, disturbing many aging old maids, forcing them to compromise their values and standards in their desperation to find a husband. There are a lot of old singles in the marriage market today. A lot of them And a lot of them are professional, well connected, with intimidating credentials, good incomes, but one thing still escapes them is having a husband.
The fate of these professional singles is not helped by the marriage market paradox.
As singles multiply and get older, the number of men to marry is decreasing. At 35, the old maid is really desperate to get married. It falls into the hands of “hit and run” men, full of lies and in search of desperate women to beat.
To hook her man, our dear old maid lowers her standards, perhaps compromises her chastity, and behaves in a way the man considers cheap. She takes all the bills and even pampers the man, all to get a husband. Yet it is abandoned and stigmatized cheap. What pain. If “desperate spinster” were to go public and the runaway lover was an investment analyst, how would he rate his stock? Would he advise investors to put their money in this old maid? Single girls, I ask you, what is your true worth?
The case of this class of bachelors is pathetic. The men touch them and leave. They fast and pray, no husband. Yet some men, who aren’t even qualified to be their next rank in the company’s offices, have the temerity to say, “This girl is cheap.” Men fly away to marry less “qualified” girls. What does this example tell you? Your true worth goes beyond your qualifications and material resources.
Dear professionals, do a personal audit of your life and your work. Are you real
What is your relationship with God? If you establish a personal relationship with your creator and you are real no matter the odds, then your real worth will appreciate.
But if you start to act and do it your way without God, just because you want to get that thing that you so crave, your worth will depreciate.