Currency is something that is in circulation as a medium of exchange. Money is the currency that most economies use worldwide. The United States uses the United States Dollar, European countries use the Euro, Britain uses the Sterling Pound, Singapore uses the Singapore Dollar, and the list goes on and on. In these countries, trade is done in their currency except international trade is done in another agreeable currency (mostly the United States Dollar).
You have to convert your money to the local currency if you want to do business locally. This is the acceptable medium of exchange in that locality.
Have you ever thought about what could be the acceptable medium of exchange when trading with the universe?
PS: Have you ever found yourself in a position where you had to convert your money to the local currency? How was the experience?
Maybe we do not know this but truth is that we also trade with the universe in our daily lives. This trade happens passively, sometimes without us noticing. It is just like you may not notice your breathing pattern. We are used to it as an automatic pattern.
The currency of social capital.
The universe uses social capital as a medium of exchange. It is a free market and the more social capital you have, the more you can trade and get what you want. The universe lacks nothing. This is your opportunity to get this currency and trade.
Begin a start-up – new relationships.
The currency of a start-up in the universe’s market is new relationships. You meet new people daily. Knowing how to relate to strangers is a necessary skill. We cautiously welcome them into our lives without any discrimination. Who knows what the Universe has in store for us? The universe sometimes gives us gifts in the form of strangers. They carry a lot of untapped blessings because we withhold ourselves from interacting with them.
People who are unrelated to us will most likely be more kind towards us. They are the angels that the universe sends our way. Be ready to welcome them and pay attention to what they have for you. Your breakthrough moment could be at hand. We lack the knowledge that strangers have and they could share it with us just five minutes into a conversation. This is the currency we need to trade in the universe’s market.
Grow your capital – existing relationships.
The saying that your network is your net worth is not further from the truth. Your bank account balance is not a measure of wealth. Neither is the number of businesses that you own. What truly determines your net worth is your network – how many people you know can stand with you through thick and thin. The blessing of being surrounded by people that love you is unmatched. Strangers who have now become family. This is a gift from the universe that we should no longer take for granted.
Whatever your need is, you can simply ask from your network and it will be settled. These kinds of friends are God-sent into your life and we should not take them for granted. Networking is growing your social capital and it enables you to continuously trade in the Universe’s free market.
Protect your capital – repair broken relationships.
A good trader protects his capital from being wasted even as he continues to accumulate more wealth. The priority of every entrepreneur is sealing loopholes of wastage. Your social capital goes to waste through broken relationships. The people with whom you are no longer on good terms still belong to the universe that you are connected with.
It is okay to differ on ideas or principles but do not forget the time these same people were angel-sent by the universe. Make it a priority to build broken bridges at the slightest opportunity you get. Some relationships are like a dying fire that can come alive by merely blowing air over it. Do not suffocate the fire of friendships because the universe might use them to bless your life once more. Every broken relationship is worth saving if you want to protect your social capital.
Audit your social capital – check on the health of your relationships.
The health of your relationships is a very important aspect of your social capital. Are all your relationships healthy, on the sick bed, or already dead? The universe is asking you these hard questions. It’s audit time! The law requires that all companies have their books of accounts audited. This helps to enforce accountability on the part of the companies. They need to explain and prove every expenditure they incurred. They also have to account for every income they received.
An audit helps to prevent money laundering and other financial malpractices. Your social capital needs this type of auditing too. Guess who is the auditor? The Universe! You should be accountable to the universe for your social capital. You should not only have many relationships with the angels of the universe but also healthy ones. This is the true value of the currency of your social capital.
The irrigation scheme of the Universe.
Healthy relationships are the pillars of your success. Having poor relationships or none at all is not the original intention of the universe. Nature intends to use these relationships as the conduit to pass blessings to you. Consider the example of an irrigation farm. Water needs to travel from the dam or water tank to the farm and sprinkle on the crops. If this does not happen and at the same time rain fails, the crops will dry up. It does not matter whether or not the dam is nearer the farm. What counts is the accessibility of the water by the crops.
The dam or water tank is the Universe and your relationships are the pipes that make irrigation possible. Your social capital is what will buy these pipes and sprinklers to be used to water your farm. What is the value of your social capital today?