Are You an Owner or Renter?
Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company. You own your career! – Earl Nightingale
Are you acting as if you own your career, or are you just renting it from your current employer?
Are you doing only what’s necessary to get by each day? Doing just enough to not be (negatively) noticed by your boss?
Or are you an Owner?
Do you see yourself, as Brian Tracy likes to a say, a personal services corporation owned and operated by you, selling your services to a company?
Do you look for ways to add value each and every day, even if it’s something small, tiny even?
Do you look for ways to build and strengthen your network, both with people in your company and those on the “outside” (vendors, etc.)?
Are you always looking for ways to improve your skills and knowledge, whether they are company-financed or not?
Are you preparing for your next position, project or team, whether it’s in your current company or somewhere else?
The difference between renting your career and owning it is consciously and consistently developing and building yourself as a key asset.
If you’re not doing this you will see yourself evicted from your rental unit, sooner or later…