A young entrepreneur approached a corporate leader after a seminar and asked, “I’m not very smart but I’m hardworking. Will I ever succeed?” Without blinking an eye, the expert said, “You will definitely succeed! You have three of the most important traits for success: hardworking, knowing what you don’t know, and asking for help.”
We at The Academy of Kings completely agree with that answer. Intelligence seems to be quite over-rated as an ingredient for success. In fact, intelligence can mean trouble for the young, because it can often make one lazy, over-confident and proud. The most successful people in any field are those who ask for help because they know what they do not know. And they work hard.
Keep that in mind the next time you’re tempted to doubt if you’ll ever make it in a world where everybody seems to value degrees and titles above everything else.
If you recreated an image of yourself, you would expect it to look just like you. If it didn’t you would question why it looks different, right? You would question it because you are perfect the way that you are. So if the image of you was distorted it wouldn’t sit well with you. This is the same way that God feels about marriage. It is something that He created to display an image of His love. So if God is love, then why is marriage (the image of His love) failing?
Most of us know the percentage…it’s 53%. Now because we are teachers, we grade everything, and 53% on a grading scale is an ‘F’! Married men, and those considering marriage, this is one you might want to tune in to…
Needless to say, we are an organization that supports entrepreneurship. However, we understand that there is a place in time where it is healthy for an individual to learn a craft under the security and leadership of those more advanced. With that being said, we want to present the Top Four reasons we believe that a Christian should be an employers first selection when searching for quality employees.
#1 Lying, Stealing, and Cheating means Death
According to CBS News, a typical organization can lose 5% of its annual revenue to employee fraud. When added to the Gross Domestic Product, the potential global fraud loss can be more than $2.9 trillion. Nearly one third of all employees commit some degree of employee theft. It is also estimated that a third of United States corporate bankruptcies are a direct result of employee theft. The Chamber of Commerce estimates 75% of employees steal from the workplace. Most of which do so repeatedly. The following statistics capture recent employee theft statistics.
Just as the process of creating gold takes years to process, as does the element of trust. The amazing part about the comparison is…the one that you cannot see is actually more valuable!
Four stages??? What!?
We know, we know… We initially thought there were only two stages to manhood; boy and man. But this is not so! This email is going to give a brief overview of the different levels of manhood. If you have any questions be sure to shoot me an message! We love hearing from you.
Before we go into detail on the stages of manhood, let us add that this will be apart of M.M. Neasman‘s second book entitled, “The Power of the Male”. Which brings insight to the value a male carries in the home. As well as the effects of his absence. I’ll keep you posted on it’s debut! Let’s get started!