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Earning What You are Worth

1.0 Introduction

Earning MoneyThe issue of finances is very important in our lives as many things depend on it. Earning what one is worth should be a priority as nothing is for nothing. Always remember that you are important. The scriptures according to Luke 12:7 say, “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore, do not fear, you are of more value than many sparrows.” In whatever you do in life, ensure you are paid appropriately and maximize your earning potential. That shows that you are valuable even God through Jesus Christ acknowledged that a person is valuable. Here we shall highlight reasons why a person is working or engaged in a certain trade in life. Furthermore, we shall look at how one can ensure that he is compensated accordingly.

2.0 Why we are working?

There may be several reasons why we are working:

  1. Making an impact in the world
  2. Following our passions
  3. Expressing our creativity
  4. Earning a living.

 3.0 How to ensure you are paid appropriately or you maximize your earning potential?

  1. Re- look at how you spend your time.

Time is truly a great resource you would ever have in your lifetime. Once spent, it is gone forever. So, if you want to grow your income, look at how you can best invest your time. You may spend your time in expanding your skills or find a mentor. See how you can put your assets to work for you.

  1. Think of your income as something that grows as you grow, not a fixed number. Salary increments are not frequently given but earned or requested.
  2. Follow the money

It is very important to find out who is paying you. Then consider how you are creating value for the one paying you. Ensure that the value you create is quantifiable so you can highlight for those who decide on your salary. If you own a business, think of how you can make more money by adding value not just hours. You are not paid your worth but the value you add. This value addition should be to your employers and customers. Note that your worth is relative because you are compared to others in your industry. It is important, therefore, to find out what other people are making for the same job.

4.0 Conclusion

Whatever you are working for, you can improve your earnings. You can earn more by effectively using your time. Remember that time is the most important resource you have. Ensure that you add value either to your employer or customer when it comes to the job you are doing or product and serve you are offering.


Elphas Sipho Mdluli- MBA Areas of Expertise Business Leadership – Operations Leadership – Financial Management – Process Optimisation – Decision Making Stakeholder Engagement – Project Delivery – Organisational Strategy – Relationship Management – Negotiation Skills Strategy Development – Change Management – Relationship Building – Team Empowerment – Performance Improvement Critical Thinking – Systems Thinking – Strategic Planning – People Management – Business Administration Executive Summary As a meticulous, driven and people-oriented professional, Elphas is motivated by ensuring the achievement of organisational goals. He is fuelled by improving business performance, whilst his all-embracing skillset has enabled him to successfully execute projects across various platforms. His career has presented the effective delivery of solutions, leveraging expertise in financial, operations, administrative and business processes, as well as the management of integrated transformational projects. Elphas thrives in complex environments where strong leadership is required to drive business performance. As a highly focused and participative leader who believes in effective teamwork, he prides himself on his innate ability to connect with and lead stakeholders across all levels of an organisation. With a dedication to continuous improvement, Elphas has completed a vast range of courses, including currently completing his Doctor of Business Administration, building upon his MBA, Bachelor of Ministry degree and Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, to mention just a few. Career Summary Elphas has built his career on a strong academic foundation across a diverse range of areas, including accounting, management development, ministry, finance, corporate governance, risk management, behavioural intelligence, leadership and business administration. He is a Business Leader, an Author, a Lecturer and a pillar within his community. His diverse roles have shaped his skillset and his early roles consisted of Chairperson and Senior Pastor for Christian Liberty Centre and Branch Officer for Select Management Services before moving to Sibonelo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society as Accountant, Manager and then General Manager. In 2013 Elphas spearheaded the start-up of Life Solutions Investments, an organisation providing Training & Consultancy as well as leading operations of a Block Yard. He has also been contracted by Calvary College as a part-time Lecturer. In addition, Elphas has written and published numerous books based in business, marriage and spirituality, as well as being Founder and Senior Pastor of the Freedom Centre International Church. As a result of his sharp business acumen, Elphas was offered the role as Executive Manager for Eswatini Association of Savings and Credit Co-operatives (ESASCCO) where he effectively led teams across various departments. He oversaw Administration, Finance, Training, ICT and the Insurance departments. Elphas has consistently excelled in improving performance and has enjoyed many successes throughout his career, which is evident in the success of the organisations in which he is involved. Elphas provides a significant contribution to the long-term sustainable growth through his extensive experience, vast administration knowledge and impeccable business leadership abilities. His implementation skills are forefront in overall strategic development, and his involvement in business ensures ground-breaking improvement in performance. He is a resourceful professional who has a passion for the development of commerce and the progress of human capital within business, ensuring and facilitating significant growth and financial health of an organisation.

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