Are you a “lazy” worker? Maybe you don’t think you are because honestly, it’s become part of the cultural norm to answer personal emails, check on Facebook and watch YouTube throughout the day. You see other people doing it and you just accept it as part of the job.

But the marketplace pays for value. And your skill sets determine your value! Some people would rather blame the marketplace instead of bettering their skill sets or completing more productive tasks.

How much time do you spend “wasting” time, doing personal tasks and literally stealing time from your employer? Anytime you are not doing something productive or not job-related, you are deducting from your value in the marketplace.

Think about it. An employee is not paid to answer personal emails. They are not paid to text their friends. They are not paid to chit-chat with their coworkers. An employee is paid to work.

Now think about your workday… when you are diligent? What can you do to help your company become more efficient?

  • Turn off your phone!
  • Sign out of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • Set distraction-free times in your workday. Even if you have to send out an email to ask coworkers not to contact you during those quiet times, unless it’s an emergency.
  • Stop stealing hours from your company!
  • DO WORK!

You will accomplish more than anyone else around you if you simply stay focused on producing results. You have a choice every time you sit at your desk. Either you choose to be a part of the “lazy” employee culture that wastes time and complains about their job. Or choose to listen to this message and create your own honorable work ethic.

Make that your focus today. Ask yourself, “What can I do to produce more results?” In fact, that should be your focus every day. What can you do to help the company succeed?

It honestly shouldn’t be a hard choice to invest into a culture of honor! Not only will you feel more job satisfaction, but you set yourself up for promotions, raises and new opportunities.

I’d love to hear how you plan to be more focused at work! Tell me your thoughts in the comments below and please Like and Share today’s message with your friends… just not on company time!

Maybe you can sharpen your focus by making time to join us during your lunch hour for The Dani Johnson Show at 12 pm ET/11 am CT and increase your skill sets… starting today. You can tune into the show on either your TV or radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right on our website.

In great faith,

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