Do you believe business success is just for certain people? That you need a certain degree, level of education, luck, upbringing… or ALL of the above? And no matter how hard you work, it feels as if you will never shatter that glass ceiling, blocking you from promotions or success in your career. I can tell you, there is something different about people who succeed… and it isn’t what you think!
On our show, I spoke with Roger, a caller who described it better than I can. “When I look at the business world, I see two types of people: entrepreneurs and business people. The entrepreneurs are determined, they know who they are and aren’t going to let anyone stand in their way. Business people are not determined, if society tells them not to do something – either because of the economy or something – they won’t do it.” At the first sign of a struggle, they cave in.
You see, it’s a totally different mindset. But good news – you can reap HUGE benefits, even if you’re employed by someone else, when you adopt this entrepreneurial mindset. Honestly, would you go about your job differently if you were an entrepreneur, if you pretended you were owner of that company?
How Do Some Hitch An Easy Ride To The Top?
Nothing sucks more than being passed over for a job, a bonus or promotion, after you’ve been putting in hard work. Today’s job market can feel like a staircase, with a glass ceiling, where you watch others pass you on a golden escalator. What do they have that you don’t? Equip yourself with new skills
to break through today’s “glass ceiling!”
You’d be more faithful with your time, try to work around problems and think about ways to make that company more profitable, right? Unfortunately, most employees don’t think that way. They think the way the media or society tells them to think. Which, for most people, is believing no promotions are in sight, the economy isn’t stable enough and you should do just enough to not get fired.
Bottom line, there will always be opportunities for opportunists. No matter the economy, your education or your circumstances, tons of booming businesses out there need your skill sets, your people skills and your great attitude. You can always find people doing well, looking for great hires, giving bonuses and creating new positions for valuable employees.
And if you currently work for a company you don’t think has room for growth, you’re dead wrong! I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve heard from people who got promoted into positions that did not previously exist. Your value is determined by your skill sets, not the company you work for. So even in hard times, if your boss sees you as irreplaceable, you set yourself up for promotions, bonuses and protection from layoffs.
Stop listening to what everyone else is saying. The doom and gloom are blinding you from all the opportunities around you. If you really want to take control of your job security, work on increasing your value and adopting that entrepreneur mindset. How do you increase your value? You increase your skill sets!
Let’s be done with the gloomy forecasts and work on actually improving your life. Leave me your comments on today’s message below and be sure to share it with someone else. You never know who needs to hear this specific message!
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In great faith,
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