Today, let’s talk about a very common mindset in the world of business. We’ve talked about this before, but it’s vital we frequently address this, because it can so easily limit your future success.
You’ve probably encountered someone with this mindset, either in person or on social media. They talk about how horrible it is to have a job. You know, a J-O-B: “Just-Over-Broke”. These people try to recruit people into their business so they can finally “fire their boss” and “break free from their 9-5 prison.” Many people use these phrases… without even realizing what they’re even saying!
But let’s pick this mindset apart and expose the truth about it today. Because it really DOES set you up for failure, whether you have a job, career or are even a business owner.
First, let’s talk about the business owner who tries to recruit people using these tactics. They say, “Really? You still have a J-O-B? Come on, it’s time to fire your boss and start creating your own success, not success for your boss!”
But tell me, what kind of people will you attract by motivating them with how much they hate their job and boss or with their feelings of being “trapped in a J-O-B”? You paint the perfect picture of ungratefulness and unhappiness. You plant negative thoughts in their minds about their job or their boss, which then causes them to think and act negatively at work – including YOUR workplace!
Because you have sown these seeds in their minds, they no longer prosper where they’re planted. They do not work with excellence and diligence in their job, because they now have a completely different perspective. They heard about a business opportunity, and suddenly, their view of having a job totally changes. And if they can’t prosper in the job where they’re planted, what makes you think it will be any different when they get started in your business?
So you not only sabotage yourself, by creating an attitude in that person that, quite frankly, you’re will NOT want to work with even, if they did decide to work with you in your business… but you also sabotage the other person’s success in their job. It is not beneficial for you OR them. And, it certainly does not help you build a business.
Not to mention, you reap what you sow. If you put those type of thoughts about their job into someone’s mind and they rip up their roots to move to your bright and shiny opportunity, what’s going to happen when someone else comes along and feeds them negative thoughts about you and your business, offering them a NEW bright and shiny opportunity? They’re going to take it! Why? Because you reap what you sow.
I also want us to look at the other perspective: the employee. See, if you allow yourself to start listening to and speaking those phrases, they will take root in your mind. It will cause you to hate your job, hate your boss, hate the people you work with and hate the fact you have to work at a 9-5 job.
But, tell me – can you harbor that attitude toward your 9-5 life and then, after-hours, turn around and have the good, positive mindset of an entrepreneur? NOPE! No way.
Not only that, but what work environment do you create when you have that mindset? You just suck the air out of that place. And people don’t like being around negative people. So, guess what? When you hate where you are and what you’re doing, you ARE negative!
My friend, please understand me when I say this – I am NOT bashing any industry or business. And I’m NOT saying you shouldn’t start a business, or even that you shouldn’t work a business full-time. But because I truly care about your success, I’m simply exposing a very damaging mindset that has become very common. I want to see you succeed!
Our culture tells us, if we’re not happy, we should move on to something that will make us happy. Because of that mindset, people become so easily tantalized and seduced into other bright shiny opportunities… and leads people to abandon their roots. They decide they don’t like what they’re doing, or “it’s not working” or get bored, so they uproot themselves and move on to something different, without even giving themselves a chance to succeed in anything. The bottom line is, the deeper your roots, the bigger and better your fruit.
Now you can see what this “J-O-B” mindset really looks like – and the results – you can see how it is not beneficial. It will not help you grow your business and can actually hurt you and the people around you.
So set yourself up for success, instead of failure, today by rejecting the mindset whispering it’s a nuisance to have a job. Choose to work with diligence and excellence – both in skill and in attitude – and to prosper where you’re planted, whether that’s a business or a job. Learn to lead others properly and to form mutually beneficial relationships. You will be amazed by how successful you will become!
Look, I know you know a few (or several) people who have been affected by this mindset, either personally or by someone they know. It would be wise to go ahead and send this to them now. You can also be proactive and send this message to your employees or coworkers, as well as your business partners, today.
In great faith,