Drive Through With Your DRIVE

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I was minding my business when this beautiful and presentable lady approached my office table and asked if I was interested in buying body sprays and perfumes.

Before I could say Jack Robinson, she had occupied my table with different assorted body sprays and perfumes.

“This body spray is very good, lasts long and most of my customers love it”, she continued pointing to a body spray I was admiring.

Her use of English, presentation and interpersonal skills were top notch and I ended buying a body spray and a perfume from her.

She left her detials and asked me to call her when I exhausted the lot.

Curiosity they say killed the cat but I’m sure my next point of action won’t kill me. I used her number to search for her Facebook account (I’m sure some people didn’t know you could do that…lol. YES YOU CAN!!!)

What I discovered ‘wowed’ me.

This young and vibrant looking perfume seller recently passed out from Youth service.

Instead of sitting at home, lazying about and applying for jobs, she took the initiative and started something with what she had with the believe that one day she will have a story to tell.

What’s going to be your story?

The Bible said in Ecclesiastes 9: 10 “Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it well…..”

Stop looking down on yourself. If you don’t like your situation, keep yourself busy till the situation changes. Don’t be lazy about it. Life is happening, ‘happen along’.

This young lady wouldn’t have been let into the office if she came with the sole aim of dropping​ her CV but was allowed in because she had something to sell.

See how her small mobile business opened the door for her into the office complex?

Let’s now imagine she had the resourcefulness and foresight as to go about her little business with her CV. As she sells a perfume to a client, she drops her CV with him/her with a smile saying “if you hear of any vacancy in your company or anywhere else, please give me a call”.

INITIATIVE!!!!!!!

Google defines the word initiative as “the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do”. Oxford dictionary defines it as simply “a fresh approach to something”.

You have been applying for jobs and believing. That’s good. But in Eistein’s words ‘stupidity is doing the same thing and expecting different results’.

Do something different dammit.

Proverbs 22:29 says “Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people”.

Emphasis on ‘Skilled in their work’. Even if you can’t go out and sell stuff. Learn a skill. Learn a trade. Improve yourself. Serve more passionately in church. Teach kids in the neighborhood a subject you are good at. Study a course online.

Sharpen your knife (mind) so when the wood (job) is available, you can cut it swiftly (successfully).

Humorously, the perfume and body spray I got from her are named “DRIVE”.

What’s your DRIVE? (pun intended)

Get up. Get out. Get working.

Date Your Wife and Marry Your Girlfriend

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“Date your wife and marry your girlfriend” – Kurtis Smith, 2015

I can’t stress the above quote enough. Let me break it down.

Date your wife: Most people enter into relationships for various reasons. For companionship, to be taken care of (women are mostly guilty of this), for the sex (men raise your hands), for social acceptance, to blend in or even because of boredom. Only a fraction of relationships that start on such shaky grounds ever reach the altar and even so only a small percentage of them last 10 years happily.

But imagine, a man sees a woman in her flaws and envisions “forever after” with her. He looks out for her best interest at heart. Builds her. Supports her. Forgives her. Loves and cherishes her. He is dating his wife.

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Marry your girlfriend: Then they get married. From that wedding day, the title changes from wife to girlfriend. We have made the title “wife” heavy with too much responsibility. A wife should be this. A wife should be that. Too much pressure. Instead he treats her like his girlfriend. He doesn’t make her to wash/clean/cook and all those wifely mumbo jumbo. He takes her on dates, makes love to her anywhere and everywhere, spoils her, cocoons her in unbinding love. He is married to his girlfriend.

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So remember, when next you envision marriage. Try it the other way around. Date your husband and marry your boyfriend. YOLO should actually be YOMO. You Only Marry Once.  Don’t make divorce an option. Marry your boyfriend/girlfriend today.

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When Worry Makes You A Warrior

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A few years ago, Martha was asked by a colleague to pick up her grand mother for her checkup at the hospital. Martha didn’t know this woman. All she was told was that this person was more than 90 years old and probably quite frail. But the person who opened the door when Martha knocked could hardly be described as old and frail. The person who stood before Martha was a sprightly lady who appeared to be in her seventies at most.

“Do you mind me asking how old you are?” Martha asked on the drive to the doctor.

“93,” the woman answered.

Martha was astonished. “You look so much younger,” she said. “What’s your secret?”.

“Well, honey,” she answered, “30 years ago I made the decision to stop worrying and I haven’t wasted a moment on worry since.”

It was this decision that made her younger and healthier than her chronological age. Think of all the energy she gained through her decision not to worry. Think of all the anxiety she spared herself, all the needless stress she avoided.

Are you aware that 85 percent of what most people worried about never happened? and with the 15 percent that did happen, 79 percent of subjects discovered either they could handle the difficulty better than expected, or the difficulty taught them a lesson worth learning. This means that 97 percent of what you worry over is not much more than a fearful mind punishing you with exaggerations and misperceptions.

Stop killing yourself with worry and start lifting yourself in prayers. Don’t be a worry warrior when you can easily prevail on the alter of prayer.

 

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