, I am always
observing people and thinking about how they could put their own talents
to work for themselves. It puzzles me to see so many talented
people giving their time to employers that could care less about them.
have observed many people from all different fields, posting their
resumes on job boards, attempting to sell themselves and their
incredible talents to an employer.....
Look at some of the
phrases I have observed:-"Given
my strengths in managing day-to-day operations...."-"Highly-skilled Senior-Level Customer
Service and Relationship Manager with a wealth of experience in...."-"Seeking a suitable position that utilizes
my years of industry experience and skills, to exceed company
leader in discovering, developing, negotiating, and managing regions,
teams, and enterprise accounts...."-"If you are looking for a leader that is an
ambitious self-starter, give me a call and let's discuss how we can
grow your organization...."
-Sales people explaining
how they have increased sales and profits for previous employers.
service people explaining the value they bring to the table and how
effective they are in resolving customer service issues
to exceed company goals and grow your organization.
managers & people with incredible leadership skills.
then, are these individuals not developing their own businesses? They
clearly have the skills for success. I also take the opportunity to
talk to these type of individuals and ask them if they have thought of
putting their skills towards starting their own business. It is
absolutely shocking how few have considered, or would consider this
option. Society is so conditioned that the only way to earn a living is
to work for an employer. This is what is taught by educators, family,
friends, the media - "get a good job".
This thinking is based on
fear, limiting beliefs and past conditioning. Society is so
conditioned to buy into "security", and believe they can't survive
financially without a steady paycheck. When I look at these
statements that employee's are making to sell themselves to an employer,
it reminds me how important it is to realize the value we all have.
We are all capable of utilizing our skills to build our own
businesses....clearly these individuals that posted the statements above
are talented, creative and valuable. Unfortunately throughout
their lives they have been brainwashed to believe that the only way they
can put these skills to work is to sell their lives to an employer for
an hourly wage, and sacrifice their freedom of time.
everyone reading this post to really search within....make a list of all
the things you are good at, have knowledge or expertise in, the things
you love and are passionate about. Take the time to make this list in
detail. Now, look over that list, realize how talented YOU are and
ask yourself, why I am I being told what time to go to work, when to
take my holidays, what clothes I must wear to work, whether I can stay
home with my children if they are sick...why am I settling for the pay
level I am at, waiting for a promotion, or stuck at a dead-end job with
no room for growth. I would bet it is because someone, somewhere,
told you this is how it is supposed to be, and of course most people
around you are stuck in the same thinking, and when you are surrounded
by people that think that same way, then you believe it must be true.
you are willing to step out of your conditioned thinking, your comfort
zone, and entertain a new way of thinking, you will learn that there are
other options available to you, if you have an open mind. There is
something that you can do for yourself with the
interests/skills/training/knowledge you have acquired. Stop selling
yourself short....realize there is an entrepreneurial
idea within you that you are fully capable of being successful
with! If you don't know where to start....if you have the desire,
but just need a solid business model you can follow, contact me
directly...I assist individuals in setting up their own "business in a
box". Either way, I wish you the best in unleashing the entrepreneur
that is within you, just
waiting to come out!
In your service,