September 11, 2013

The Worst Can Bring Out Your Best

We’ve all had those days, you know the ones, where it seems like nothing is going “right” with your life. The plumbing springs a leak in your bathroom, the car […]

We’ve all had those days, you know the ones, where it seems like nothing is going “right” with your life. The plumbing springs a leak in your bathroom, the car gets a flat tire, your boss is on a rant and your kid forgot to tell you about the mandatory school assembly TONIGHT.

And, while I’m the first to admit that not everything in life goes exactly according to plan, there are some things that happen causing us all to stop a minute and realize that no matter how bad your day is going… it could be a WHOLE lot worse!

On this day, a dozen years ago, the entire nation of America had one of those days. And, in honor of the amazing volunteers, the fearless first responders, the innocent victims, their grieving families and a stunned nation, we want to take a moment today to realize that no matter how bad our particular situations might seem, on this particular day, we should realize how fortunate we are.

It’s important to remember that as long as we continue to believe in our basic, core ideas and values, nothing is stronger than our desire to succeed and our will to go on to achieve greater things! Regardless of what you may see around you with people struggling financially, in their relationships, in their jobs and businesses, in their families, know you can harness an amazing power that represents this spirit to move forward and overcome even the very worst day.

In this spirit, today I want to share one simple, but powerful way we can make the world a better place, and it all starts with a mindset…

“My boss hates me!” “My boss is just looking for a reason to fire me.” “My boss is out to get me.” Have you ever heard those words come out of somebody’s mouth? Have you ever said those words?

This is such a destructive mindset that so many people have today. It kills your chances of getting promotions, raises and bonuses and it causes you to lose value in your company, not to mention that planting such negative thoughts in your brain simply cannot yield positive outcomes!

The reality is, 98% of the population has been conditioned to have the mindset of, “my boss is against me.” That mindset actually causes a person to hate their boss, be intimidated, or even suffer under stress, pressure and anxiety, all because they think their boss doesn’t like them.

When you think your boss hates you, you begin to carry yourself that way. You will not work with diligence and excellence, and you will not increase your skill set or your value in the company.

But you have to understand that your boss is NOT out to get you, and he’s not looking for a reason to fire you. In fact, it’s the exact opposite.

Your boss really wants you to succeed! He actually wants to help you succeed. You may say, “No way, Dani! You don’t know MY boss. I know he hates me. He does not want me to succeed.”

HELLO! If he did not believe you could succeed in the position you are in, you would not have been hired!

You are not there to just take up space or to collect a paycheck. You are there to help the company grow and succeed. And when your boss makes a bad hire — when they hire someone who doesn’t succeed — it hurts the company. It costs the company a lot of money, and it makes your manager look bad. Your manager really is on your side!

Most employees will let their self-induced stress and pressure keep them from building a relationship with their boss. They will not communicate with them. Instead, they build a wall of total distrust between themselves and their superiors.

But I’m telling you, when you wrap your head around the fact your boss is FOR you, not against you, it will eliminate a lot of the fear and anxiety you feel concerning your job. Write yourself a note saying, “My boss is FOR me!” and keep that in the forefront of your mind.

This one simple thing will change the way you approach your job and your boss, and it will allow you to grow in your career. If you really want to tear down the wall of distrust, make yourself incredibly valuable and catapult yourself toward your next promotion, go have a conversation with your boss today.

Say, “First of all, I want to tell you I am so grateful that you have given me the chance to work with you. I consider it an honor to be employed, especially in this economy. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work with this company.

“Having said that, I have a question for you. Are there some things you have seen in me that you are not satisfied with? What are the areas you feel I could improve to help the overall company grow and move forward? I would love any coaching you have for me. I want to be the best at what I do, and I want to do everything I can to help the company succeed.”

This will not only set you apart from everyone else, but it will open the lines of communication between you and your boss. It will show your boss that you truly care about doing your part to help the company grow, and his answers will show you exactly how to to raise your value and get your next promotion or bonus.

As an employer myself, I can tell you this is what we are looking for! We are looking for people to promote to higher levels, and we really do want you to succeed! It’s this exact type of initiative and spirit that builds strong teams, strong companies and strong nations. So follow these two very simple and powerful steps today, and you will see results.

Honor this special day and remember all you have to be grateful for by printing this message and sharing it with everyone in your life today. Send it to your friends, family and co-workers, and post this link on your social media sites. Let’s do our part to make the world a better, stronger place and today is a great day to take that first step!

Don’t forget to join me tonight for our LIVE Spiritual Equipping Broadcast! Tune in on your TV or radio, or stream online or through our smartphone app.

 

In great faith,

 

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