Friday, November 7, 2014

What's Your Job Description?

“That’s not in my job description.”

If you’re like me, the phrase above is one of those comments that’ll set you off quicker than almost anything else.

If you read this blog on a regular basis you’re probably not one of the folks who uses the not my job phrase. Reading this is a commitment to investing in yourself and folks who use the phrase don’t usually have that mindset.

The attitude comes from a Have/Be/Do philosophy of life. It says if I Have the reward I’ll Be what you want me to be and Do what you want me to do.

The problem is that the vast majority of life doesn’t work that way—at least for people interested in success. For them, life is a Do/Be/Have journey. I’ll Do what I need to do so I’ll Be who I need to be and in so doing I’ll Have what I want to have.

Doing comes first…and that means doing things outside your job description.

Have a great weekend! See you Monday!

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