This was the most prominent part of my original website, the ‘phase 1 version’. While I didn’t plan to build my site around this question, it is telling that this is what stood out.
After all, I am a specialist cementing consultant in the oil and gas industry. The words ‘charitable’ or ‘benevolent’, while not contradictory, are not the first words that would come to most peoples minds about my job role or industry.
The reason for focusing on these words is because of certain eternal truths that everyone learns throughout life.
Some famous quotes:
When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
What do these quotes have in common? That helping people and treating them well also helps us improve ourselves. It is a pie that keeps getting bigger, with more slices for everyone. This is the basic premise behind technological advances and sound economies.
If you are reading this and you are one of my friends, family or colleagues, then you will know that:
- I have a long and successful track record in the O&G industry.
- I lost my job during the downturn.
- I decided to create this website as a resource without knowing exactly where it will lead me.
- I was a little scared and nervous.
- I refuse to quit or hide.
- Someone helped me with the writing and editing on some of my articles. (Shh! Don’t tell anyone!)
At the time of writing, where do I see myself in 5 years time?
- Back in a similar job position to the one that I lost?
- A higher or lower position?
- An independent cementing consultant?
- A CEO of an independent well-cementing company?
I don’t know, and I don’t mind.
What I do know is that if I stay positive, work hard, and keep helping other people through my website, that I will be fine.
Life takes us where it takes us, but we do have a strong element of control, we have a rudder, and we can adjust the sails.
So, back to my original question, how can I help you?