Its not always your bosses fault that you don’t like your job (Tweet this). Sure it’s easy to blame someone else that you’re not reaching your full potential, that your job is boring and repetitive to say nothing of the fact that you feel stuck without choices. To that I say, get over it.
Where is it written that they are responsible for your future? Working for an entrepreneur can be both challenging and fulfilling all at the same time. Challenging because they don’t always have the time to communicate their wants clearly, leaving you to figure out what they meant. Fulfilling because in many cases you have the opportunity to take on as much responsibility as you can handle. But first you must take charge of your personal growth.
If this is a new concept to you, getting started is easier than you might think. A question I regularly ask owners is, “ What are the three things that keep you up at night?” For employees, I ask ‘What are the three things you would change in your job?” Not the company, not someone else’s job, but your job!
Based on my experience, every job can be made better. So pick one of the three and start investing your time and thought energy on trying to make this one area better. With the world of information available at your fingertips, start searching Google for topics related to the what your trying to improve. Read the articles, watch the videos, do a deep dive on the subject and become the company expert on the subject. Chances are no one will stop you from making real improvements. Most gains can be made without spending a penny.
The more value you provide, the more valuable you become and chances are you’ll make more money and be given more responsibility but never forget it all starts with you. Not willing to make the investment? That’s your choice because just showing up is not good enough.
I’m Greg Weatherdon and this has been your Small Business Minute.
Copyright © Greg Weatherdon 2016
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