April 22, 2014

What Separates A Good Employee From A Great One?

Last week I spoke with you on the daily radio show about an incentive program online retailer Amazon started. If you weren’t with us that afternoon the program is called […]

Last week I spoke with you on the daily radio show about an incentive program online retailer Amazon started. If you weren’t with us that afternoon the program is called Pay To Quit. Essentially Amazon offers their employees up to $5,000 to quit their job.

What do you think of this type of system? In all honesty, if you don’t want the job, you are hurting yourself by staying… and hurting your company by not being fully committed.

But there really is something more to great employees this program points out. On the one hand, you have employees who are not just committed to the company but are also committed to the vision. They like what they do and they enjoy contributing to that vision.

On the other hand, you have employees that treat their job like it’s a… well, job. They are always looking for better opportunities, constantly talking about starting their own business. If this is your mindset about your job, it’s time to listen up!

But there is something I really want you to think about today. If you are one of those people who would take the money and quit, you need to figure out why! Is it because you haven’t gotten a raise or promotion? Is it because you are waiting for someone to hand you a better opportunity? Use this analogy today to figure out how you want to move ahead in your career.

A few people from the DaniJohnson.com community were talking to me and shared that they would accept a $5,000 check and use it as an incentive to start their own business. But you could be putting a certain amount of money into a different account and be doing the same exact thing RIGHT NOW. Why are you sitting around waiting for someone else to present the opportunity for you, when you could be already working toward that goal?!

If you are seeking to move up in your company, you need to sow that specific commitment. You reap what you sow. What you put into your job or business, you will harvest. If you are sowing commitment, integrity and relationship skills, you will reap promotions, bonuses and job satisfaction. (Like that quote? Click to Tweet and share with your friends on Twitter)

Finding your dream job isn’t easy with today’s job market, but if you aren’t fully committed, you are hurting your dreams and hurting your employer’s company. Working is a privilege not a guarantee or basic human right. If you want to succeed in your career you have to sow into your career success.

Sit down and think about your career or business path. Imagine if your boss offered you 5 grand to quit, what would you do? Leave me your comments below and don’t forget to Like and Share today’s message.

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In great faith,

 

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