The art of investment does not start and end with financial investments alone; because true value does not lie in money neither can it be fully expressed entirely in financial terms. Investing in people, value added investment in social and community development, is what I am talking about.
It is unjust to measure one’s net worth exclusively based on how much they own financially but rather in how much people they have positive or negative influential effect upon either directly or indirectly. The more people you affect and influence positively the stronger you become (the opposite is true), the more people you genuinely win on your side –without force, intimidation, extortion or seduction – the more powerful you become. People should come to your side willingly they should love you first because you love them first before they loved you. However, some methods of winning people to your side as we see in many political arenas are not permanent, because your methods of wining people’s heart are not based on trust, respect and loyalty towards you. If you win people to your side through unorthodox means it will always come back to haunt you.
People should not feel intimidated if they do not want to join your camp, they have to do it out of their independent choice, even God does not do that, He gives people room to choose between Him and any other gods of their choice. If you are not good and people do not like you or find your ideas repulsive and dislike your products or services, they should freely express so without any fear getting sabotaged, disenfranchised or targeted violently.
The steps to innovation is when a good man presents himself, products, or services to the people and allows them to judge or criticize his work and they can get away with it without grudges. If your story is good and honorable coming from an honest individual, people will eventually buy it without reservations.
The challenge is to love people with a genuine heart, giving yourself whole-heartedly to the service of humankind without a capitalist knife behind your back. If you are really and genuinely are committed to the development and lively hood of humanity you can never lack to find anything to give to the world out of the abundance your heart, no matter how much little you own in material. The issue is not in material giving, the enlightened people know this that giving does not start and end in giving material gifts.
There are many aspects of life in which you can practice generosity, it could be your time, lend someone an ear, give a word of comfort to someone in grief, cause a smile to someone in pain, share your time with someone in prison, visit the hospital, help the old neighbor with her garden and all that. The list is endless a genuine person never falls short of opportunities to give.
Now the more people you reach out to the more are they who are going to love and support you, the more powerful you become, thereby making a name for yourself until you become a famous personality. Although the numbers of your distractors may also be growing at the same time, they can but never grow beyond the number of your friends, brethren, followers and loyalists. You develop in your area of work to a level where your name becomes a reckoned brand of choice that calls for brand management skills to be implemented same way it is required with any commercial brand.
The woman, who is consciously dedicated to the transformation and development of humankind, can never run short of ideas to input in human development initiatives. There is always something you can do with your life to help the world, to improve the lives of the suffering. The moment you resolve in your heart to say, “This is who I am and this is what I am going to do” your mind begins to open up to such innovative ideas and begins to show you the direction and wisdom on how you can help others. The matter no longer dependent on how much money you have in your wallet or how much you do not have in your bank account, it is not about the availability of resources or the lack thereof that affects your initiative. What really affects your initiative is the lack of a heartfelt desire to help people and make the world a better place.