Ok, I’ll say it – “Happy Easter!” – yes, a very unpolitically correct statement! I love it when people stand for something, when they make it known the “why” and “how” of why they do what they do. Take someone in a job search, maybe you, why would you apply for certain jobs and not for others?
Let me hit this a bit home. This past Friday, I tried calling my printers, MinuteMan Press of Gilbert, and got a recording. Well, after listening to it through, I realized they where closed, closed for this holiday season – Good Friday and Easter. They were making a statement for what they stood for, and weren’t going to cave in because of the “noise” around them (ie: “if you were open, look at the additional money you could have made!) By the way not only do they do great work, but they are very responsive to any wild and crazy request I may have! Five stars of these guys!
How many companies do you know that operate from their internal principles rather than external forces?
Take this to your work setting. Are you and your employer in alignment? Do your goals match theirs? Do you even know what these goals are? (I’ll talk more or this in a future post.) If not, you’re likely not enjoying your job or being fulfilled.
Let me step out on a limb here: if you have a career that you look forward to on Monday morning – great! If not, I challenge you – are you really wanting to? – to enjoy your Monday and to let it spill over into the rest of your life? Really? Keep in mind this principle – our career touches each area of our lives!
If you’re ready to take that stand, take action – today! Take the steps to get to know your boss, your company, and even your industry. If you would like help with this, feel free to give me a call or to get some pointers from our web site at www.CoachKevinTucker.com. It’s your choice – but only you can take the first step.