Monday, February 21, 2011
I read a truism once that stated that we are all self-employed, regardless of who we get our paychecks from. I've thought alot about that lately.
It is so easy to blame our fate in life to extenuating circumstances. However, YOU are the one in charge in the morning on how your attitude will be that day, what you will wear, if you will arrive at work on time, etc. In doing so, you influence how you perform your job each and every day.
Have you said "it's not my job" more than once? Remember, you are self-employed! Your employer is YOU. Everything is your job if you choose it to be.
Your aspirations should reflect your values. A good work ethic will always win in the end. Do you want that promotion? Do you want to excel in your hobby - your passion? Then control how you get up in the morning and don't let outside influences guide how you will spend your time and interact with your peers.
As an employer myself, the first thing I look for in a new employee is self-direction. A good attitude can't be taught - and it proves to me that my new employee is "self-employed". I want my employee to see themselves in the job that they want, and to work hard to get there. But, it has to reflect what THEY want, or they will never be happy.
We all have portions of our job that we don't enjoy. But going at it with a smile on your face, and a goal in your mind - makes the day fly by while it also makes your "boss" notice you and your attitude. Remember, while you can't control the fact that you NEED to work, you can control your attitude while you are doing that work. And in doing so - your chances of getting to where you want to be in life are greatly improved!
Have a GREAT day!
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