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Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by primcy(m): 8:36pm On Aug 30, 2015
1. It happened some time ago but . I was
in an audience listening to a motivational
speaker. The speaker got out his wallet &
pulled out a 500 Naira note. Holding it up,
he asked, "Who wants this 500 naira
note?" Lots of hands went up. Including mine. A
slow chorus began to build as people
began to shout "Me!" "Me!" I began to
wonder who the lucky one would be who
the speaker would choose. And I also
secretly wondered (and I am sure others did too ) why he would simply give away
500 naira. Even as the shouts of "I want
it" grew louder, I noticed a young woman
running down the aisle. She ran up onto
the stage, went up to the speaker, and
grabbed the five 500 naira note from his hand. "Well done, young lady," said the
speaker into the microphone. The
speaker simply say "Most of us just sit and
wait for good things to happen. That's of
no use. You've got to make things
happen. Make a move" 'Simply thinking about doing something is of no use and
not gud enough'. Our lives are like that.
We all see opportunities around us. We all
want the good things. But the problem is
we don't take action. We all want the 500
naira notes on offer. But we don't make the move. We look at it longingly. Get up,
and do something about it. Don't worry
about what other people might think.
Take action. 2. later, the speaker got another 500
naira note and held it up for all to see, I
thought I knew what's up. But he just
asked a simple question. "How much is
this worth?" "Five Hundred naira!" the
crowd yelled in unison. "Right," said the speaker. He then took the note and
crumpled it into a ball and asked "How
much is it worth now?" "Five Hundred
naira!" screamed the audience. He then
threw the note on the ground, stamped
all over it and picked up the note and asked one more time: "And how much is
it worth now?" "Five Hundred naira!" was
the response. "I want you to remember
this," said the speaker. "Just because
someone crumples it, or stamps on it, the
value of the note does not diminish. We should all be like the 500 naira note. In
our lives, there will be times when we
feel crushed, stamped over, beaten. But
never let your self-worth diminish. Just
because someone chooses to crush you,
that doesn't change your worth one bit! Don't allow your self-worth to diminish
because someone says something nasty
or does something dirty to you." Never let your self-worth diminish.

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Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by youngpol(m): 8:42pm On Aug 30, 2015
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Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by adebisi96(f): 8:48pm On Aug 30, 2015
nyc post

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Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by Basildvalour(m): 8:58pm On Aug 30, 2015
It sure is motivational

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Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by Obaf16(f): 10:36pm On Aug 30, 2015
Op that second point meet me at d point of need,am going thru some things but am little bit relieved.Thanks joor

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Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by LaurelP(m): 11:00pm On Aug 30, 2015
I'm bookmarking this. Will read it first thing every morning before work.

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Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by unofficial(m): 11:15pm On Aug 30, 2015
This is cool. Following

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Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by jashar(f): 8:18am On Aug 31, 2015
inspiring

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Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by 2derfultony: 12:38pm On Aug 31, 2015
Great

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Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by primcy(m): 11:46am On Sep 01, 2015
Obaf16:
Op that second point meet me at d point of need,am going thru some things but am little bit relieved.Thanks joor
you're welcome jare
Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by primcy(m): 11:47am On Sep 01, 2015
LaurelP:
I'm bookmarking this. Will read it first thing every morning before work.
thats the spirit
Re: Two Important Management Lessons I Learnt From A 500 Naira Note. by Koboseadotorg(m): 4:25pm On Sep 01, 2015
Nice story. But learning it from #1000 note would have been better tongue

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