Thought about trading value for money is about the value you can create/make for other people, and how you can deliver that value. What assets, skills, knowledge, road map, connections of ideas do you have that people value? Recognize your strength and competence then channels in creating value for money.
Value – according to the dictionary value can be defined as the worth of something, in terms of the number of other things for which it can be exchanged or in terms of some medium of exchange or as equivalent worth or return in money, material, services, etc, to give value for value received.
The value of money is of great importance. Everybody is born with an inherent gift, talent, or skill that can be converted to cash but yet to be discovered for some. However, talent alone is never enough. It is a traded talent that becomes a treasure. Bring your skill to the marketplace. Monetize your skill or it dies with you. Are you good at singing? Don’t sing your entire albums in the bathroom and kitchen, get to the studio and show the world the talent you’ve got. You’ve once dreamt to be a published author? Start articulating your thought and get to work. It is only traded talent that benefits the world, not abeyant ideas.
Few examples of companies that have created value for money:
1. Alibaba group – add value to the community through an advance in its popular map service, Auto-Navi.
2. Bank of America – plays a key role in enabling green business practices and innovation to flourish, while adding a profitable new area of businesses to their company.
3. Weight Watchers – worked to help people lose weight.
Don’t deliver all your speeches as a gist to friends and family alone. Remember, don’t let a good job steal your dreams.