Over and Over and Over Again


I was thinking today as I drove past some road repair folks this morning about the work that we do.  How do you rate yourself on the job you do?  How would other people rate you?  This may be particularly difficult if you are self-employed.

The reason I was thinking about this is because the road crew I drove by seem to be repairing the same issues every couple of months.  Isn’t that what they call job security?  The road repairs will never be done if the done is not done well.  But what is the motivation to do it well?  Job security?  Not if they think that if they do well, they will run out of work.

You may think your job is not important but the flag person on the road crew this morning left only one flag person.  That meant that drivers did not know whether they were supposed to go of stop.  That person’s job was important!

Then the question becomes are they doing a great job but don’t have the tools to work with or the proper supplies to do the job well?  Or did they not have the proper training or supervision because there’s no money?

The statistics show that about 65% of people are unhappy at their jobs.  How does this happen?  Usually because we feel we have no authority over our lives.  When we are told how to do a job and not given the opportunity to provide input, even if our input is not accepted, we feel like hapless children.  It is not a happy place to be.

If you are a leader, do you allow input from your employees?  If you are self employed, do you allow yourself the option to change direction even against all other factors?

Life is about change, it is about humans feeling some input over their lives.  If you feel unhappy in your current situation, what can you do?  Well, the most obvious is to find a new job.  But what if you are self-employed and have an idiot (you) for a boss?

The best thing you can do is to change yourself.  How, you ask?

  1. Learn more about yourself.  Do you know what you really like?  Are you operating on an old operating system? (the last year’s model of you) What if you could learn to master something about yourself that has been plaguing you?
  2. Remember, you can always take one step forward.  What do you want to do next?  What would make you happy?  I am the queen of changing everything in my life at one time, so I can say only change one small thing.  Changing one thing could be to commit to yourself to get along better with someone you are having a difficult time with.  You may find that you are 50% of the problem.  That is all you can change.  You cannot change them.
  3. Set a goal to change one thing and do it every day for 30 days.  If you miss a day, start your 30 day count all over again.  This will show you how committed you are to grow and change.
  4. If you find yourself waffling on the one thing you picked, try something else that will really excite you.  Show yourself you can succeed at something and it will drive you forward.
  5. Be honest with yourself!  It doesn’t matter to me, or your co-worker, or even your spouse, if you fail.  But it does matter to you.

These five small steps can get you started on your road to success, more success, and more success!  Don’t let the turkeys get you down!

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