Speaker Summary: Achieving Maximum Value, and Why It’s Worth It by Cash Matthews on July 20

July 17, 2015

in Career Direction, Interviewing, Job Search, Meeting Reports, Networking

Cash Matthews, founder of The Solomon Group and author of the personal finance guide Money University, spoke to Job Seekers Network about Achieving Maximum Value, and Why It’s Worth It.

In 1980, Cash was working as a waiter in a restaurant when a customer told him he should get into finance. Finance wasn’t an industry at the time, but he took the advice and it worked out well. The Solomon Group has grown into a national company that is still expanding and able to help people of all income levels succeed financially.

Cash shared some ways a job seeker can bring value to an employer:
Be prepared.
Demonstrate your value.
Be willing to think differently.
Be open to learning a new skill.
Find something you like to do that will allow you to be in control of your time. You may have to do something you don’t care about for a while in order to meet your needs, but keep your focus on what you want to be doing.
Improve your mind. Read As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.
Consider turning your passion into profit/self-employment part-time. As you plan, talk to people you trust for insight into your own strengths and shortcomings.
When Cash decided to take his company national, he quickly decided it was the “stupidest” thing he had ever done. He said his wife asked him if it was “worth it.” He composed the following list of reasons he felt the action was indeed worth the effort (and the list can apply to all of us):
Your kids are watching.
You’ll get to silence my critics.
You’ll get paid what your worth.
When you mess up as an employee, you could lose your job. When you mess up as an entrepreneur, you get to start over every day.
You get to change your family’s destiny. This is because life gives you what you fight for, not what you wish for.
You will become someone new in the process.
It is your destiny: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” —Jeremiah 29:11-13
You get to have a wonderful life.

Cash closed with a quote by Maryanne Williamson:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.


If you missed the recruiter please send your resume to craigfoster@job-seekers-network.org if you want me to pass it on.  They have many Austin openings in the following areas coming to JSN:
IT – including software, hardware, IT support, programming, QA, web development, systems – wide variety of levels

Various customer service jobs: Samsung mobile devices, Office 365 support
Training – various levels
Operations – various levels
Customer Support/Service
Project Management
Product Management
Business Analyst
Healthcare (primarily nursing)
Inventory Control
Warehouse & Distribution – management and skilled positions


Coming 8/3 & 8/10:

Exploring God’s Purpose, Mission & Calling for Your Life.
Workshop Dates: Mondays, August 3rd & 10th, 10:30 am – 1 pm
More information: http://jsn.wpengine.com/calling-workshop/


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