Grow Financial Careers
For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why.
The Bible discusses the keys to personal finance success quite plainly. If you read the book of Proverbs in particular, you'll see that the path to financial success isn't that difficult or extensive. In fact, the wisdom to be prosperous can be found in a few simple steps.
Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing what I consider to be the seven pillars of financial success from the Bible. I picked up on the number seven from Proverbs 9:1 where it says:
Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.
Today we'll be discussing Pillar #2: Grow your career.
In Proverbs 22:29 (New Living Translation), the Bible says:
Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people.
Here's what I take away from this verse:
- People who are competent at their jobs will advance (they will serve the top levels in their fields - presidents, CEOs, etc.)
- I think we all know that the people who "serve kings" today make more money than those who work for "ordinary people." (BTW, I'm not saying that "regular people" can't/don't have successful businesses/people making a lot of money working for them. Certainly many small business operators are "below the radar" and yet are quite wealthy and have highly-paid employees. But I think the Bible is talking about average-earning/performing people/businesses when it says "ordinary people.")
Your career is your most valuable financial asset and what you do with it either makes it more or less valuable. If you do nothing, simply "go with the flow" at work, and are passive in managing your career, you won't make the most of it by any means. On the other hand, if you work your career to make the most of it, you could earn much, much more over the course of your working career. The difference between the two can be millions of dollars which can obviously make a gigantic difference in your overall financial situation. This is why growing your career is Pillar #2 of being successful financially.
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Is financial planning a wise career choice?
tomorrow i am registering for bcom financial planning at my university. I'm wondering if it is a wise choice with plenty of career oppertunities, good pay etc..
yes its a good career choice because you could work in many different areas; the pay is good especially with experience