Love Your Job?!! 🤯
I will be the first to say, against unpopular entrepreneur opinion that it is okay to LOVE Your Job. Stacy is definitely crazy now. Hear me out before you throw me in the pits with others who never articulated this message well.
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Gary Vaynerchuk said once, which I’ve heard twice: “You are NOT an entrepreneur if you are still tied to a 9 to 5”
I get and respect that because I understand the swag behind it. How can you go all in, risk taking, and take the hard punches in the gut, which we all take by the way, when you have a solid check coming to you in a week’s time. I disagree with that statement though – I believe that entrepreneurs can be employees and most are. They are circling dates on their desk calendars and counting down the day they too can leave that place and go all in.
Think of Your Job As A Resource 🤫
Noone has to know that you are gaining power through your job. First off, start by calling your job a different name. Call it a resource center. Don’t bother calling it a J-O-B or a 9-to-5 or a hellhole, or whatever you call it now. By calling it a resource center you are in control of what goes in and what goes out. A resource is nothing but assets, supply, materials, and wealth. By calling it a RESOURCE you set goals about what you will get out of it.
In my new book: How To Change Your Life Using Tools You Already Have, I explain this theory in depth. In today’s article, I will share with you how I was able to change my mindset about being employed and at the same time thought of myself as an entrepreneur with a steady check.
First off, you want to develop skills in your new playground. Time-management, leadership, and communication skills are just a few. Are you not assertive enough? Then start being assertive at work. I spoke to my managers monthly and gained feedback about what I could improve on and in the same meeting I told them how they could support me more and / or implement processes that I believe would help the organization better improve customer service, or operationally. Any chance I would get to be assertive I would – One step at a time…building my skill.
Think about 1-2 skills you can improve for yourself in your workplace setting and introduce it. Become the change in your resource center. 1 of 2 things will happen when you begin to see results.
- Upper management starts taking a closer look at you, you become more attractive, your opinions and suggestions become more valued, you become more reliable and VALUABLE to the organization.
- Your peers either love you because you are helping yourself by improving their environment or they dislike you because you are becoming a better person all-around. The latter will show themselves very quickly but it should be of no concern to you. In fact, the sooner the better – so you can disconnect from them and continue your mission.
Set Weekly Targets, Monthly Goals and Create A Plan 😎
The difference between you and everyone else is: You have personal growth goals, you have a plan – you have a date. While the others are fighting for the crumbs you know that you are developing yourself.
To help with communication, public speaking and presentation you may want to look into your local Toastmasters chapter. You will be surprised by how many people at your workplace goes home, eats, lounges in front of the T.V and call it a night. The more you are actively seeking improvement the better you will feel. It will start to spill over in your home life.
I recently wrote an eBook to help you develop new mindset, attitude and self-awareness. If you would like a FREE COPY of 3 Simple Secrets to Success, click here. I am sure you will get the immediate tools you need to help shift your mindset to success.
Learn everything, raise your business acumen! 🤑
The difference between an average employee and an entrepreneurial employee is simple. The average employee doesn’t understand, or care to understand how decisions are made on a business level. They believe that the world should revolve around them. They don’t understand business decisions or fail to inquire – instead, they pout, get mad when they don’t get a bonus and stay in the same position for YEARS. However, the moment they see you on the rise – earning more, taking on more responsibility, receiving promotions, they get angry and you become the target.
It’s nothing new. It’s the same old showdown. But, that’s why you are a Comfort Killer – you get it and understand that it’s all part of the game and now that you know your goal is to create your game within the game, they don’t bother you as much.
If your company is a publicly traded company, then somewhere on your intranet site or company newsite has information about quarterly earnings and projections. Find them, learn how to read them. Take a quick course on the numbers and loop yourself in where the company is headed. You will be amazed to learn how many people do not know the values, mission or goals of the company they work with. It’s a shame. Then Mr. or Mrs. entrepreneur how can you value your own?
If complaining about customers is something you do? How can you value your own?
If being upset about a missed target and no bonus? How you gonna feel when your own business is missing its targets? It happens. I am not here to glorify corporate America. I am here to say it’s okay to play that game before creating your own.
Learn from it – be great at one thing. Become valuable. There’s no hope for those who go with the saddened face, mad erratic behavior, and bullshit excuses and then want to come to entrepreneurship as that person. You will not win!
Stacy A. Cross