Making a split second decision is a fantastic idea. The human mind has the unconscious ability to sift through piles of information faster than it takes to develop a plan of action. The problem with this concept is the assumption that knowledge and experience are present in that mind of yours. Learning is a big part of successful blinking. If you spend your time batting your eyes at decisions and rationalize that your unconscious is taking care of the dirty work, do not be surprised when the ramifications of your blinking kicks you to the curb.
There are two types of people who show up in the office everyday. The first is the Worker. A Worker believes that she is compensated based on the contribution she makes to the company. She arrives to work early to have her coffee, read the newspaper and digest how she will attack the day so that she can get started on time. The polar opposite of the Worker and the second type is the Survivor. The survivor shows up at 9:45 because that is when he is required to be in the building. A Survivor believes he is paid for being present at work for 40 hours a week. Continue reading
If you do not have a point of view you are a sheep. Making a decision about your point of view is the most important decision of all. ’I don’t care’ is not acceptable and will get you pushed into the corner for a time out. Lose the reality that you don’t want to make anyone angry so you’re ‘going to stay out of it’. Choose a side and defend it. It’s your passion about the things you hold true that show others the type of person you are.
Henry Ford created a production method that allowed each step of to be completed by almost anyone. It is a genius concept. When an employer can hire virtually anyone the supply of hungry applicants rises dramatically. When the supply of workers is high and the demand for labor is low wages drop. They drop a lot.
Somehow everything has been turned upside down. The number of available jobs is dropping and the hungry applicants are multiplying. With a new sense of competition in the marketplace, workers are broadening the scopes of their abilities. People are raising the bar by eliminating weaknesses to become well rounded and average at everything. Continue reading