For the past couple of years, I have had to make a journey some may consider unnecessary and pointless, given the number of accountants we have around especially here in Western Australia. We have one in almost every suburb, they are that many.

I guess the big question then is why do I have to drive almost an hour from my southern river home to the north because of an accountant? What sense does that make?

The short answer is loyalty. Tony Marchei, is one of a kind; he is never in a rush, very professional respectful and friendly. Yes, that’s all it took to win my utmost loyalty and would not let anyone else touch my finances.

Loyalty is a huge factor in any endeavour involving people. The ultimate success or failure of any enterprise is dependent on how loyal it’s customers are. Not every organisation is prepared to go the extra mile to make this happen.

Here in Australia, local residents buying pubs within their community is quite common, usually, these pubs were mostly on the brink of collapse, but the locals who are also loyal customers put resources together to own it. With loyalty comes a sense of ownership. Instead of calling it theirs; they say it is ours.

If you are an employer, you can make it tough for your employees or even lay them off if they are not true and committed to your vision or mission as an organisation, or you can give them a reason to be part of your vision and show them why their involvement is important to the achievement of such goals. The later is more effectual and beneficial

As someone who has been an employee myself, I can tell you while a pay-rise is mostly appreciated; how they are treated is what makes them stay or move on. often times most employees would prefer to be carried along in the scheme of things. This resolves the problem of fear of job security and other uncertainties.

As an employee, you must be faithful to the organisation you find yourself. You must prove beyond any reasonable doubt that you can be trusted, don’t sell your organisation secrets for any reason whatsoever. Chances are that if you are seen as dependable they too would reciprocate when it counts.

The current global crisis has seen people watching church programs from homes; this ultimately means that some church members would not be able to give physically to their church, Pastors would have to then hope that church members will be faithful and loyal enough to pay their tithes and offerings as they should.

Members of the church who have experienced adequate love and care would need no promptings to do the right thing however; that would not be the case for some people. I know how this must sound but its the truth. While I am a strong advocate of tithing, I am also keen on treating people with respect, honour and dignity. Treat your members as Jesus treated his followers, He served them genuinely, as a result, they were willing to follow Him even till death.

People will not always be gullible; a lot of times they can really tell when you are really after their welfare or just your own interest, so I say to you give out your very best every single day, it always pays off in the end. Be loyal and earn loyalty. Whatever you are doing is an opportunity to serve others make it count.

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