Not long ago I had a conversation with a colleague of mine who’s also a consultant. We were discussing the topic of how, even with today’s shaky economy, people still goof off on the job as if they had nothing to lose.
Are you seeing this too?
I wrote about this phenomenon over three years ago. Funny how not much changes internally given all the external forces pressing down on us.
Not being willing to do whatever it takes to become – and remain – a valuable asset to your business is a sure-fire way to get axed when big decisions are being made. Trust me, I learned this lesson the hard way working for a previous employer before I went out on my own.
I recommend continually asking yourself: What’s the most valuable use of my time? I often find the answer to be something else other than what I’m currently doing. We all struggle with this. We’re only human. It’s the people who learn and overcome that move to the head of the pack.
In case you’re interested, check out the additional articles I’ve written on time management and IT careers and even a couple of audiobooks that can help you boost your current career situation.
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