If you’ve ever wanted to be your own boss, I have great news for you – you are!
Um, Greg, you don’t know me, or my job. I am not even close to being my own boss. I don’t run my own company. I’m stuck at a job where I have to do exactly what my boss tells me. I have no control over anything at work. I feel like a cog in a machine. I have to do what I’m told or I won’t be able to pay my bills.
I’m feeling you. That can be truly depressing and soul sucking. I get that you can feel like you have to go to work and you have to do what you’re told, But, when you really think about it, it’s always a choice.
When I first started working, I didn’t understand this and looked at my job as just a way to make some money. It didn’t take long for that mindset to make me miserable.
But once I realized I was really working for myself, that I could make my own decisions and decide what type and quality of work I was going to do, everything changed.
So, I’m sticking with my great news.
You are your own boss, because you get to:
- Decide the purpose of your work
- Decide if you’re going to go to work
- Decide if you’re going to do the work
- Decide what quality of work you will do
- Decide if your work will become art
- Decide how invested in the work you will become
- Decide what your standards for your work are
- Decide how to increase your value
- Decide to grow
- Decide to be happy
- Decide where you go next
The person the company organizational chart says is your boss can make suggestions to you, but no one can make you do anything – if you don’t let them.
You get to decide your life. If it feels like someone else is deciding it, you are the one who gave him that power.
Set your standards so that all your work is art, regardless of where you work or what type of work you do right now.
Decide what you want and who you want to become.
Work and attitude like that gets noticed. It will get you promotions and raises.
Keep choosing to work with purpose and you might find a way to a new job, or to creating your own business – with a lot more income – faster than you ever thought possible.
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