Have you ever been around one of those employees who seems to suck the life right out of their environment? Instead of looking for ways to bring value to the company, they show up with the attitude of "What can you do for me?"
That’s the problem with 98% of employees! They are looking for what they can get out of their company or their job — a paycheck, a promotion, benefits, a big year-end bonus, or even personal satisfaction. Bottom line, they’re taking advantage of the company.
I’m sure you’ve heard that it’s better to give than to receive. That’s not just a nice little saying, and it’s not just Christmas. It applies to you here and now.
I know you’re thinking, "But Dani, what does giving have to do with my job?" My friend, there are opportunities to share your gifts and talents, whether you are a receptionist or a CEO. But if you are only looking for what you can reap, you will miss opportunities to sow. So think about it today — do you contribute to your environment, or do you suck the air out of it? If you want to grow, you must give more than you take.
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So what exactly does that look like? How do you contribute to your work environment? It’s so simple, most people would never think to do it…
Become an advocate! An advocate is someone who defends, supports, and promotes the interests of others.
Advocates are rare, and have extremely high value in the marketplace. And why? Because they continuously feed positive energy into their environment. They encourage and edify. They invest their hearts and souls into the company. They consistently look for opportunities to enrich the people around them.
We desperately need more advocates in the world today. We need people who will push each other toward their goals and pull the best out of each other.
An advocate constantly reminds people of the heart of the company to keep them focused. They protect the integrity of the company and the reputation of the leaders.
I didn’t realize the value of an advocate until I had one show up in my life, but since then, life has never been the same. I want to tell you about my friend, Mona. When Mona started with us, she knew nothing about computers or managing events or sales. But she was an advocate. Mona started as a volunteer, but we had to create a position for her because she brought such high value to our company.
She constantly edified everyone around her, and she challenged everyone to grow through all the trainings here at DaniJohnson.com. Mona took the time to build relationships with all of her co-workers, whether they were in her department or not. She was a true advocate for the company and everyone in it.
When a need for someone to manage people arose, it was obvious that Mona was the right one for the job.
So you see, advocates are extremely valuable because they know it’s better to give than to receive. They know it’s better to feed encouragement into their work environment than to suck the life out with a negative attitude.
It’s not complicated. Mona was promoted from a volunteer to a manager inside of our company because she became an advocate. You can do the same!
Another great way to become an advocate is to share good, useful information with your friends, family, and co-workers. Just imagine if everyone in your company and community understood the value of an advocate! Imagine how much more your team could accomplish if everyone stepped up and decided to enhance their environment instead of just take away from it. It all starts with you simply forwarding this message to them today! You can share it via email, or even post this link on your social media sites. It’s that simple!
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In great faith,
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