Shepherd boy

No one can buy a product they do not know you are selling likewise no one will request a service they do not know you are capable of rendering.

From the story of this shepherd boy, there are a few other lessons we can draw (that’s hoping you’ve read the story). Without boring you with his life let’s move on to just the lessons. Markedly, two of them exactly.

In the recommendation given of David, the Shepherd boy, a statement rings. It reads, “… I HAVE SEEN a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who plays skillfully, a valiant man, a man of war, prudent in speech and eloquent, an attractive person; and the Lord is with him.” David was seen doing the work he got a recommendation for.

He was seen doing it well and wholeheartedly. Yes, you already guessed the question for you and I here- ARE WE PUTTING OUR SERVICES OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE TO SEE? It’s not important WHAT YOU CAN DO but WHAT YOU DO. The former is promissory, the latter is proof. The world wants proof. Start putting your work out there for people to see, commend and critic. It’s the only way you stand a chance of being noticed.

The other lesson is DO NOT LOOK DOWN ON ANY JOB or even a client. If David was not humble enough to go on that errand that positioned him for stardom, I want to imagine what would have become of that king’s oil flowing on his head. That big destiny may just have become another ‘WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN’ story. The point is, humble yourself enough to do those jobs that bring small profit. They are the likely pebbles on top which your big break will be built.

Till next time, think upon these things and try them.

Emmanuel Olawale


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