If You Want It, Make It Happen
Good morning Everyone! Welcome to my thoughts on this thrilling Thursday! LOL. Clearly, you can see that I love alliteration. :) Today I woke up with with a topic on my mind, and it is, "if you want it, make it happen."
How many of us have big dreams? If you are reading my blogs, then I hope you are one with huge ambitions and dreams, because I definitely am. I believe that wherever we are in life right now, if we want to change it, we can. We can 100% make our dreams come true if we want it bad enough. Dreams big and small. You may want to move up in the company at your current job. If that's what you want, what are you going to do about it? What steps are you going to take to make it happen? I challenge you to think outside of the box. Here is another way to think of upward movement.
Sometimes the job you are in does not appreciate you, and that is something you must realize on your own. The upward movement you need to be making could be with another company that appreciates your value. If you want to move up do it, but consider that could mean to move up somewhere else. During my experience in the corporate world, I found out two things. One, changing positions was the best way for me to obtain salary increases, and the higher my salary, the lower my workload. I was quite intrigued by this.
At a previous place of employment, a lower paid receptionist had a ton of work to do. She was running around getting coffee, answering phones listening to angry customers, filing mountains of papers, and doing all of the grunt work her boss said she was too busy to do.
I have always rooted for the underdog, so she and I became good friends. I asked her how long she had worked for the company, and she said she had worked for this company for 30 YEARS! I was FLOORED when she said 30 YEARS! "30 years?" I asked? She said," yes." I then asked if she was interested in higher level positions, and she said she had talked to all of her previous managers about it and they all said the same thing, "when we have an open position, we can move you up." Meanwhile, years went by and several others were picked for higher level positions over her, and her full time salary was around $22,000 after 30 years of service.
One day I was particularly peeved watching the manager talk to her in a condescending tone, so I asked her if she'd ever thought about going back to school or just working somewhere else. She said she had always wanted to finish school, but didn't really know where to start since it had been so long. She gave me the details of the criminal justice program she was interested in, and the next day I returned with a complete list of steps necessary for her to obtain her degree in criminal justice. As I held out the thick stack of papers in my hand, I said, "I believe in you." She looked shocked, and with tears in her eyes she said, "thank you CiCi." Three years later she had her bachelor's degree in criminal justice, and put in her resignation at the job. Since she had worked 30 years, she was able to also draw retirement. You see, all I did was give her a nudge letting her know she could do more.
And that's what I am doing for you today. No matter where you are in life right now, this is your nudge from me, letting you know, "I believe in you." Whatever it is you want to do, if you want it, make it happen. No one is stopping you, and I know you can do it. Thank you so much for reading today's blog, and as always I wish you nothing but success, love, and happiness in your life.