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100 Days of My Youth (Day 31): Know Your Worth

On this Monday, another day to be saddened by how slowly my Youth is growing. At most times, I feel like I’m rotating in the same circle I’ve been in the past years. I feel I am taking a few steps forward and quite more backwards. It’s a whole extreme sport.

Today morning, I was at it again. Monday was upon me and I had to think about my future and what I had to do to better myself. While I was having a chat and look through my WhatsApp , I learnt that a friend I had seen at the Gala on Saturday had checked on me. As we spoke, I learnt he wanted some services from me, he wanted me to do social media influencing but from the initial talk we were having, he didn’t seem to have any form of monetary remuneration something that was not well with me.

Because I’ve seen and been there before, it was so easy for me to tell him off. How my services need a monetary remuneration if I’m to work.

More to that, like today was just to go that way, I received a call from someone who wanted to have a full interview with me for a magazine. They asked what my rate would be which I bluntly gave them. They instantly said I was too expensive for them and that they couldn’t afford me. To which I simply said, “Okay”.

A few friends of mine I consulted on both deals before I deliberated to give my final verdict had mixed feelings. Some wanted me to simply stand my ground and say no while the others wanted me to have more room for negotiation or under sell myself just to bring the deals home.

While I was at crossroads, something pounded a little more. “Know Your Worth!”. Know what you’ll be comfortable with and okay with at the end of the day.

Don’t just say yes because you’re desperate and end up regretting at the end of the day when you can’t turn back. Don’t be the guy who says yes and delivers lousy work when you realize you can’t delivery quality.

Sometimes it’s very fine to walk away from a deal, you are very much accepted to say No and not feel any remorse about it. It’s your integrity at stake, Your Worth on the table and your time on the line, don’t just say yes because conditions around you are calling for a yes. Think hard and harder before someone takes you for a ride for what you can get at a much better worth.

Remember to know what you’re made of, the hustles you’ve been through and remember never to succumb to mediocrity.

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. ~ Herbert Henry Asquith

I blog for believers, spirited optimists, and ambitious movers. I am writing to build a home that will be filled with Ideas & Inspiration.

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