Be Valuable at Work

Posted in Work by Benham Brothers | October 8th, 2013

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. – Colossians 3:23

As franchisors we continually reiterate the fact that in the marketplace we are to be value creators by providing more in value than we take in pay.  Below is a quick picture of what that looks like in real life, from one of our real estate franchisees.

From Jonathan (just after receiving a group of assets from a client):

I just received a group of assets from a client that I have to research the deeds on every file – because the bank is not giving our client this crucial information. It’s tedious and a huge pain to find, but I figured that I would produce more in value than I take in pay, so I jumped in and found all the information by Monday.  In doing that, and trying to systematize this for the future, I made a master list of the information. Once I was done, I saw the opportunity to provide some value to my client and possibly make her life easier, so I forwarded the list over to her.

She sent this back to me today:

Jonathan, I just had an agent ask me to provide her with all of the information you just sent me.  Mind you – she received about 30 or so assets since the conversion.  After staring at the message for 30 seconds in disbelief, my thought was… “Really? Did she not read any of the instruction letters sent out?”  I forwarded her YOUR list and hope she thanks you for making her job a little easier. Thank you again for this…it is great!  You are awesome!  Thank you!


TODAY’S CHALLENGE:  Find a way to provide more in value than you take in pay today in your workplace.  The opportunities are there, you just have to look around you.  Let’s be value creators today!