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Greater Than Zero

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Why did she get a raise? Why did he get promoted to department manager? People aren’t selected just because they are present, they are selected when they jump-up, jump-in, or jump-at the opportunity.


Someone in a sales position thinks about asking for the deal, but the client may say no, so it’s better not to ask. Someone attends a marketing meeting, has an idea for something new, but never mentions it because if it was a good idea they would probably already be doing it. Someone else notices an internal job posting, but decides they’ll never get hired, if the hiring manager was interested she would have already asked for their resume.

What are their odds for success, fifty-fifty, maybe more or maybe less?

Sometimes the odds are what you decide they are. If you’ve decided you’ll never take a chance, you’ve decided your odds for success are zero.


Dennis Gilbert is a keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and consultant that specializes in helping businesses accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. Reach him through his website at http://DennisEGilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.

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Job Perspective and Chances

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Does anyone really love what they do? The answer of course is, yes.

What about you?

Some people love what they do, but it isn’t their job. Others take pride in their work but they would never do it if it wasn’t for their paycheck. Still others insist that they could never do anything else. And still others just do what they have always done.

Maybe it is all about perspective. When you work from the belief that your only purpose for work is for pay, chances are you’ll love what you don’t do, what someone else does, or anything other than what you’re doing. When you are paid for what you love, chances are great that you’ll also love what you do.

Funny how things change sometimes, the person who encounters an unexpected job loss, debilitating injury, or sickness, would love to do the work that makes so many unhappy. Chances are—someone else loves your job, why not you?

Maybe it is all about perspective.


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