Someone once said;
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YOU ARE YOUR OWN BOSS!
Big deal!, you say. So Im my own boss? That still doesnt let me sign my own paycheck.
Youre right, it
doesnt. But by helping you tap what we
your Inner Boss, youll soon find yourself infused
with the ability to actually enjoy your daily grind. Youll
be amazed what a boost youll get from finally working for somebody
who knows what the hell theyre doing --
What a boss was supposed to
do, if we go way back to the moment God created them (somewhere between
creating mildew and prickly heat) is to serve as sort of a workplace
Conductor. To orchestrate his employees into a smooth,
tight harmony. In the beginning, bosses were intended to help you to do your
best. To offer helpful guidance and constructive feedback. To be
there for you in times of need, listen carefully to your suggestions
and advice, and to encourage you to advance by rewarding you well when you
But, youve got to admit, the original idea of a boss was a pretty good one. And by now youre probably thinking... Gee, if thats what my boss was like, my life would be a walk in the park.
Ahh. Now youre catching on. You see, if you
create that perfect boss INSIDE YOURSELF -- an INNER BOSS --
then you WILL have that nice walk in the park after all... With plenty of
bread to feed the pigeons.
easy. Make a list
of the things you want to accomplish in your job. Is it just enough to get
through the day without being yelled at? Do you want to rise in the ranks?
Is there one special project that youd like to see actually go from
bright idea to completion?
No matter how crazy, how impossible it sounds, dont be afraid to map your ideas and goals out on paper, the way you would planning for a cross country trip.
As for the negative side... heck... come on. None of us are perfect, and although well never admit it to anyone, we do mess up. So first admit your mistakes to yourself, then look for ways of improving them. And write them down!
Weve all got a real sweet tooth for compliments and rewards and other nice little mind candies, but we can damn well starve waiting for some walrus-butt of a boss to tell us good things. So dont wait. Set goals within yourself, and reward YOURSELF for success. A little pat on your own back. Maybe drop a few coins in an ashtray so you can buy yourself a little special treat for a job well done. Or just celebrate by taking a moment to REALLY enjoy the warm rush of satisfaction that comes from getting the job done right.
In other words, guide your own path. Push, punish and reward yourself in the sanctity of your own mind. Make that the boss you respect. Its the most important one you have.
Besides learning how to encourage yourself, to hone in on your goals, to criticize yourself for your mistakes and correcting them -- probably the most beneficial advantage of the INNER BOSS mindset is that this boss goes home with you.
Okay-okay, we know that the
thought of your boss sitting in your living room in their Fruit-of-the-Looms
eating Cheez-Whiz on a Ritz is a terrifying concept. But remember. Were
not talking about your real boss. This is the Inner Boss. Theyre not
controlling you. Youre controlling them. And its off the job
where our Inner Boss is really put to the test.
The side-effects of living your life without ever escaping your job are not pretty. First off, you create the tunnelvision syndrome. Without any reality check to gauge your existence, you believe that there is no world outside of your workplace. And because of this, any small problem or minor hitch is magnified literally to global proportions. Worse yet, you begin to believe that your very happiness, your very sanity -- yes -- even your very life depends on the goings on at work.
Without outside interests, other escapes, your job will spin you up in a dangerously suffocating cocoon.
Leaving you only one release: EXPLODING!!
Once you can your bring your Inner Boss home with you, the chances of breaking out of this dilemma are made much easier. Make one of your main goals to improve the quality of your personal life.
Lose the couch potato hooked on Knightrider reruns and let your Inner Boss drag you out into the cool night air. Get involved in activities that will nourish your mind and body.
Join a gym, take up painting, learn the two-step, sign up for a soft-ball team, golf, go bowling, coach pee-wee soccer, go trap shooting! Many disciples of their Inner Boss have even found joy in a second job, either for pay or by volunteering. How bout teaching kids to read, or to play football, or take them out on field trips to enrich their own lives?
Now no one expects you to hurry home after work, grab a quick bite, change your clothes and hit the streets as the second coming of Mother Teresa. Lots of you have other responsibilities. Even if youre single, therere a million errands of life you have to run.
And for those of you who are married with kids, we know how hard it is getting things done especially when both parents are working. Must seem downright overwhelming for all you hard working single parents out there. None of you think you have the time to get any control over your personal life, let alone changing the world! We know that.
But by utilizing that Inner Boss to force you to seek out other adventures in your life -- to kick your backside out of the deep rut youve carved for yourself through years of misfocused priorities, youll be amazed how quickly youll improve your health, your mind, your sanity... and even your job performance.
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