My Personal Assets Map

Bim Adegbite
Posted August 3, 2016 from Nigeria
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My Personal Assets Map

When we think of assets, we think of the useful value or quality of a thing or person. The personal assets map exercise has made me embrace and appreciate even more the obvious and not so obvious assets I and those around me possess. We are all part of a big picture in the world and our separate and individual journeys or stories are colored and interwoven with the life of others and the true connections we make in the process.

I see my assets revolving around these core areas; my gifts, my people, my passion, my places and my pain. These are the different threads of my life woven together beautifully to make me who I am and who I potentially will become. For me (and I assume many others), the major driving factor in life is fulfilling purpose and I believe we have been given the gift of life to develop, explore, impact and make a difference in the life of others.

Relationships are a huge part of life’s journey and my biggest relationship stems for my faith in God who created me for a reason which continues to be unveiled through my relationship with Him. The key questions being “who am I” and “why am I here”. This has brought me my people; those who are meant to help my growth and those who I am called to serve. My friends who are supportive and in most cases inspiring as we’ve journeyed and struggled together. There are friends who have been there in what seems like forever and some I’ve met for a season and even more interesting are friendships that have blossomed online when I dared to break out of my comfort zone. There have been people who are far from me that I watch and absorb from a distance through books, blogs, talks and who motivate me and serve as mentors. There are the people I serve, the ones who fuel my passion daily and make me feel like I’m on a purposeful journey. They are the young girls I meet who just need someone to lean on to for a moment as they blaze their own paths and the ones who brought me to this new place of mentoring. Finally, My family, my safety net, my “igi lehin ogba” (solid tree of support) a huge and meaningful part of my life without which I truly will not be who I am today.

I have also been fortunate to be a part of great organizations through work and volunteering experiences. These I consider to be my places. They have helped me develop leadership, interpersonal and great communication skills over the years. I have had the opportunity to be on the board of a non-profit organization Children of Promise Ministries with the mission of rescuing orphans and vulnerable children for the streets of Ibadan, Nigeria. I currently volunteer for Infinite Family, an online mentoring program for children in South Africa via video conferencing. I’m also grateful for being a part of a wonderful church, Northridge Church which is big on reaching out to diverse communities and supporting its members with training and small group opportunities. I also consider platforms like World Pulse, Facebook and other social media outlets as amazing assets which can be used for connecting globally and amplifying your voice on issues and can be used for mobilizing, collaborating or advocating and even finding access to training opportunities.

I will also like to acknowledge my personal assets, lumped together as my gifts, my pain and my passion. The strongest being my voice which is best articulated through writing. I do well in conversation but find that writing is my prefered outlet for expression. I recently created a blog which helps me pour out my feelings and share stories from the heart. I also find that I am open-minded and genuinely care about people, their struggles and have the ability to be a great resource and support for my circle. My personal pain, struggles and faith have been significant assets in my life and push me beyond the immediate circumstances to be the best version of myself once I have fully embraced the process. In all I really do feel I’m a warm and personable person, with a great smile (if I can say so myself), willing to stretch myself beyond my comfort zone in this stage of my life for beautiful connections that make a difference in our world.

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Keturah Shammah
Aug 04, 2016
Aug 04, 2016

Dear Bim!

You are a blessed woman! Your assets are  worth-noting!

Bim Adegbite
Aug 04, 2016
Aug 04, 2016

Thanks Keturah I appreciate your comment.

I read your profile and am so proud of you and glad to have come in contact with you.

I think I can learn a great deal from you especially on this new journey of mine.

Aramide Oikelome
Aug 04, 2016
Aug 04, 2016

Hello Bim!

You are truly a treasure! I appreciate your unwavering faith and committment to the Lord. Surely, He does not waste his investments, pain inclusive. All things work together for good to those that love God.

You are one of them and you are indeed a treasure.

Keep shining Sis!

Hugs!

Aramide

Bim Adegbite
Aug 11, 2016
Aug 11, 2016

Hi Aramide,

Always nice to hear from you!  Indeed all things work for good.  

Thanks!

Much love!

Bim

Emily Miki
Aug 08, 2016
Aug 08, 2016

Hello Bim,

This one statement you made, "I see my assets revolving around these core areas; my gifts, my people, my passion, my places and my pain" carrys a lot of wisdom and power in it. It says a lot than meets the eyes.

I am definitely taking that home with me.

Thanks for this.

Best wishes,

Bim Adegbite
Aug 11, 2016
Aug 11, 2016

Hi Emilia,

Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment.

I'm glad there's something to take out from all that and I'm grateful for the opportunity to share.

I'd be checking out your Foundation. Wishing you the very best always.

Emily Miki
Sep 02, 2016
Sep 02, 2016

Thanks Bim!

Kristina M
Aug 11, 2016
Aug 11, 2016

Hello Bim,

I really like how you recognize that your pain can be included as an asset.  I think we learn more about ourselves and our strengths and weaknesses when we have encounter some struggles than when we are just floating along in the flow of life.

Bim Adegbite
Aug 11, 2016
Aug 11, 2016

Hi Kristina,

Absolutely!  I quite agree with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

jacqueline.s
Mar 29, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

Hi Bim,

I felt really inspired by your story of your assets. Your passion really translates and is inspiring for those who read it. Your core focus areas, your whys for doing what you are doing are so valuable and multidimensional and it is great you can recognise them. I look forward to exploring your other posts. Keep up your great work :)

Bim Adegbite
Mar 29, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

Thanks Jacqueline!!!! 

Glad you find this inspiring.  I had to read it over to remind myself too as this journey continues. Thank you for bringing this back to my attention with your comment and interesting perspective.

Thank you!