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Ditch The “Employee” Mindset To Get On The Fast Track!

There is a huge difference between an employee and an employee-preneur. Even though you are employed by someone else, you’ve got to think like an owner of the company, if you REALLY want to get ahead!

Today, I’m going to share something to help you get work promotions and raises. Every employee needs to read this message, whether you just got your first job or you’ve been in the workforce for 30+ years.

If you’ve spent any time with me, either at one of our live training events or online at, you’ve heard me talk about the concept of being an employee-preneur. There is a huge difference between an employee and an employee-preneur. See, even though you are employed by someone else, you’ve got to think like an owner of the company.

An employee just clocks-in and clocks-out every day. They only do enough to not get fired. And they don’t pay attention to how their actions have an overall affect on the company.

Employee-preneurs, on the other hand, do not just do their jobs but work to improve the company. They take ownership and take it upon themselves to ensure the company succeeds.

So when you adopt an ownership mindset, you begin to think, “What can I do to make the company more productive and efficient?” and “How can I help the company make more money?” This mindset makes you so much more valuable! If you owned the company, you would think a little differently than, “Ugh, I gotta show up at 8 AM tomorrow!” or “I don’t want to go to work today.”

With this in mind, here’s one tip you, the employee-preneur, can take and apply TODAY! It will set you apart from other employees out there. I can’t begin to tell you how important it is, so read this from the viewpoint of an employee-preneur…

When employees do stupid things at work, does it hurt the efficiency of the company? YES! When employees are texting, Facebooking or Tweeting on company time, this costs the company money. It makes the employee less efficient and less productive. The employee is not getting work done, but still getting paid. It’s literally stealing from the company!

So think about it. (Remember, you’re thinking like a business owner.) An employee is not paid to answer personal emails. They’re not paid to text their friends. They are not paid to chit-chat with their coworkers. An employee is paid to work.

So what can you do to help the company become more efficient? Turn off your phone! Stop texting. Stop getting distracted by things like Facebook or IMs from your coworkers. Stop stealing from the company and get to work!

You will produce more than anyone else around you, if you simply stay focused on producing results. An employee-preneur knows they get paid according to their results. So guess what they do… they produce more results, and therefore, they are PAID more!

Today, I want you to focus on THIS: What can I do to produce more results? In fact, as an employee-preneur, this should be your focus every day. What can you do today to help the company succeed?

One way to help every person in your company, all the way from the CEO to the mailroom worker, is to send them this message. Go ahead and forward it to your entire staff or to all your coworkers. This is an excellent way to get – and keep – everyone on track and turn employees into employee-preneurs!

I’d also love to know your thoughts on The Daily Fix today, so please leave me your comments below!

And don’t forget to join me today for The Dani Johnson Show to gain more insights, inspiration and vision for your life! Catch the show on your TV and radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.

In great faith,

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