Have you ever felt like a wind-up toy? Do you wake up, do what’s required of you at work, come home and wait for the next day? You can easily get stuck in that monotonous routine, to the point where you feel brain-dead or just going through the motions.

When you were a child, what did you envision for your life? What work did you want to do? Did you want to put on your suit and tie and go to work like your father, or did you plan to get rich quick and retire early on a remote beach?

As you’ve grown, your dreams and goals have become smaller and smaller until even the huge career dreams you once had are reduced to a boring paper-pushing job. Because man, the economy is in a bad spot and jobs are few and far between. And man, you’ve got student loans, a mortgage and all these other debts to pay off.

Right there, your mindset has transformed into dead matter that no longer strives for success or has higher goals or visions.

Because here’s what happens… Life changes constantly and you may have ended up at a job or career you didn’t plan for. But how do you treat that job?

Look, if you are just going through the motions, your boss knows it. Your coworkers know it. They can probably smell you from a mile away. And sure, some of them might even be sporting a wind-up crank on their backs, as well. But that mentality is NOT going to help you reach your goals or obtain the career you’ve always wanted. It isn’t going to help you gain the referrals or promotions to move up, or move on, to better things. It will keep you exactly where you are.

I was homeless and I started a business from my car and a pay phone booth… with a product that didn’t even work for me and that I didn’t even like – in fact, something almost embarrassing. Do you think that is what I envisioned for myself? Do you think that was my endgame? Heck, no! But you have to be faithful with the little things. He who is faithful with the small things, will be made ruler over much.

Basically what that means, is if you take responsibility for what you have in front of you, you will be given more responsibility. If you are taking full advantage of your career opportunities now, you will earn more! And it starts with changing your mentality.

When you adopt this robot mentality, you limit yourself. You aren’t living and you aren’t dead. You’re not moving backward, but you certainly aren’t moving forward, either. You need to wake up! America needs to wake up! When you start putting 100% into everything you do, I guarantee you will see a change in your life. I guarantee you will see major growth in your life and your career opportunities.

Today, I just want to encourage you, because you may not be where you expected in life. Maybe you’re where I used to be, utilizing what’s in front of you, just so you aren’t homeless. But you need to know that’s okay. If you’re always being faithful with what you’re given, you won’t get stuck!

Be sure to hit share and comment below, ‘cuz I want to know you’re alive and kicking! Sometimes we all need encouragement and that push to keep moving forward. So send this to your coworkers and friends now!

And don’t forget to join me later today for The Dani Johnson Show at 12 pm ET/11 am CT. Check out where you can find us on your radio today or simply stream the show live on our website. Please join me for this important discussion!

In great faith,

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