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I read an excellent short story and felt it was #TooGoodNotToShare .
I encourage all to read it once ..

CAUTION : The names used below are imaginary names ..

Tayo and Kola joined a company together a few months after their graduation from university.
After a few years of work, their Manager promoted Tayo to a position of Senior Sales Manager, but Kola remained in his entry level Junior Sales Officer position.

Kola developed a sense of jealousy and disgruntlement, but continued working anyway.
One day Kola felt that he could not work with Tayo anymore. He wrote his resignation letter, but before he submitted it to the Manager, he complained that Management did not value hard working staff, but promoted only the favoured!
The Manager knew that Tayo worked very hard for the years he had spent at the company; even harder than Kola and therefore he deserved the promotion. In order to help Kola to realise this, the Manager gave him a task “Go and find out if anyone is selling water melons in town?”
Kola returned and said, "yes there is someone!"
The Manager asked, "how much per kg?"
Kola drove back to town to ask and then returned to inform the Manager; "they are N100.00 per kg!”
The Manager told Kola, "I will give Tayo the same task that I gave you. Please pay close attention to his response!"
So the Manager said to Tayo, in the presence of Kola; “Go and find out if anyone is selling water melons in town?”
Tayo went to find out & on his return said “Manager,there is only one person selling water melons in the whole town.
The cost is N500 each water melon & N300 for a half melon. He sells them at N100 per kg when sliced & has a stock of 93 melons, each one weighing about 7kg.
He has a farm and can supply us with melons for the next 4 months at a rate of 102 melons per day at N350.00 per melon; this includes delivery.
The melons appear fresh and red with good quality, and they taste better than the ones we sold last year.
He has his own slicing machine and will slice the melons for us free of cost if we sign up with him immediately and buy out his entire produce ..
I recommend us signing up with him by 10 a.m. tomorrow, before anyone else reaches him .
This will contribute positively to our overall performance as it will add a minimum of 8.78% to our current overall sales target.
I have put this detail down in writing and is available on spreadsheet. Please let me know if you need it as I can send it to you in fifteen minutes”
Kola was very impressed and realised the difference between himself and Tayo. He decided not to resign but to learn from Tayo.

✅As we move in this latter part of the year, let this story help us keep in mind the importance of going an Extra Mile in all our endeavours.
✅You won't be rewarded for doing what you're meant to do, you only get a salary for that!

✅ You’re only rewarded for going an extra mile ... Performing Beyond Expectations.
✅To be #Successful in Life, we must be Observant, Proactive and Willing to Do More, Think More, Have a More Holistic Perspective and Go Beyond The Call Of Duty.

May we all be Blessed with a Better Perspective to do Our Work this year and beyond, Amen.
The Life ahead Needs This Mentality and Drive Of Going An Extra Mile.

Hope this gets those reading it motivated to do more and add value to whatever job they do ..

Pl share with your loved ones if you like it ..

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