“It’s Not My Job!” (Phrase is Dead)
If you’ve been in the work force for any length of time you’ve probably heard the phrase uttered. “It’s not my job!”
Well I’m here to tell you, ‘YOU’RE WRONG!” Dead wrong. If it’s not your job, than whose job is it?
You have to be willing to put the interest of the company you work for first. It’s that simple. And if you can’t do that, then you may not be the right person for that job.
As an individual, you have to decide if it’s just you that feels this way or if it’s an organizational culture issue. If this is the case, you need to learn to rise above what everyone else is doing and take the high road.
Environments that create animosity towards management or owners of organizations usually never prosper the way they should. There will always be exceptions to the rule but most companies that have deep seeded issues like this, usually stay right where they are. Stagnate.
Most of the feelings that surround the ‘It’s not my job’ attitude are exactly that, attitude issues!
Most individuals have never studied or even taken a course on attitude. It is the essence and basis for all things good. With a good attitude, a person can learn to soar or do just the opposite and fail miserably.
The choice is yours. Don’t wait for your company to offer you help with your attitude. There are countless books on the subject and workshops available to help you hone your attitude skills. Acquiring a good attitude is good, but acquiring a YES! Attitude is even better.
Like anything in life, to get better at something, you have to practice doing it. You have to prepare and practice attitude. With a commitment and passion for achieving a YES! Attitude, you can accomplish almost anything.
2.5 Immediate Actions to take to Achieve a YES! Attitude
- Focus In. YOU are the most important person in the world. Treat yourself like it! Don’t worry about other people’s problems until you can solve your own. Be selfish, and take the time out of the day to work on yourself and your attitude.
- Work at it a small amount every day. This is self-explanatory. How do you eat an elephant? Answer: One bite at a time.
2.5 You have to do them EVERY DAY for the next 25 years.
Bob Theriot is the author of the book ‘Pounding The Pavement’ – Tools, Techniques and Inspiration for Succeeding in Sales. He is also a Gitomer Certified Advisor, which authorizes him to sell and deliver Jeffrey Gitomer’s body of work both online and in the classroom. Bob was trained personally by Jeffrey himself. To hire Bob to conduct the YES! Attitude Workshop for your staff or for more information, tips and advice from Bob email: Bob@BobTheriot.com. You can also visit his website at http://www.BobTheriot.com