Jim was a friend. A lazy friend. One day Jim, who use to work for me, came by the office to pay a visit. Now I had let Jim go because he just didn’t produce, nor did he seem interested in producing. You see Jim was a nice guy, just lazy. (Did I point that out already?) On this particular visit we were talking about the state of my company and I mentioned how I really needed one more good salesperson. After a few seconds he said, “Why don’t you hire me?” Once the shock of what he said wore off I decided to ask him one simple question, “Would you hire you?” Without hesitation he smiled and said, NO.
The good news is he knew himself well, at least when it came to his work ethic. The bad news is that while he knew this truth, he did nothing to change it, preferring simply to remain in his status quo comfort zone.
Think about it…
Do you live in a comfort zone? One that resists change? If so let me tell you there is a brave new world out there folks. One that initially might make us feel uncomfortable but will catapult us into action and ultimately positive change. After awhile the comfort zone can really become uncomfortable!
So the question that needs to be answered is Would You Hire You?
Joe Pellegrino is an author, speaker, consultant and Certified Life Coach for Not Just An Average Joe, LLC. Have thoughts of your own? Send them to email@example.com. ©2016 Not Just An Average Joe, LLC.
Joe Pellegrino is a men’s pastor, author, speaker, certified professional life coach, consultant and entrepreneur. He is the President and founder of Legacy Minded Men, whose mission is to “Transform lives by engaging, encouraging and equipping men to build a Christ centered legacy”.