Are you an employee? What are you employed to do? Nurses are employed by the hospitals to take care of the patients. Doctors won’t do that part of work such as changing diapers and taking temperature and blood pressure every other hour. Nurses are employed to solve the problem of patients who need nursery care.
When your toilet got stuck, who do you call? Other than your husband or father, you would call a plumber. You want a reliable plumber who acts fast, and is capable of fixing the problem. In other words, the plumber is employed to solve your toilet problem.
As an employee, if you are, you are employed to solve a certain problem. It may be the problem of the companies, or the customers, or the products or the logistic. When there is no longer such problem you are handling now, you are out of job, sooner or later.
Businesses thrive when they can help more people solve more problems. Companies grow when there are more related problems yet to be solved. More people will be employed to fill the gap, to fulfill the workforce needed to solve the problems. No wonder most business people find it really stressful to start a business, because all the employees’, customers’, suppliers’, bankers’ problems are the business owners’ problems as well.
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This is exactly why we pay for something. It has a price to solve a problem. We are willingly paying a lot of money to solve our problems, as long as it is affordable, convenient and solved. We would pay for solutions –
- We pay banks interest to finance our home purchase so that we have a place to stay
- We pay the mechanics to make our car running again
- We pay the doctors to prescribe our illnesses so that we can recover and back on our feet again
This is so obvious. But yet many people ignore the fact.
You want to have a pay raise but you don’t want more problems to solve in your current job.
Your company can’t grow because when you face a problem, you get back to your comfort zone.
Remember this, opportunity is everywhere. Identify a problem, and offer your solution to it. Then others will be happy to pay you over and over again. So that you will be happy too.
Tell me, what problem can you solve now?