By POKAMOM payday loan
It is easy to feel powerless when faced by large institutions that have so much power over us. Where we work, it is drummed into our heads that management makes all the decisions and we are meant to do what we are told. What can you do to influence things and gain some control over your destiny?
The key thing we need to do is control how we view our situation. Often we can't control our environment, but we can control how we respond to it.
We can always ask ourselves:
Can you change how you react to things? Can you reframe how you see yourself and your role? Do you see yourself as an employee? Can you view yourself as running a business offering services to internal customers?
As a business, you sell services, devise new ones and seek new customers. If you have something valuable to sell, everything is negotiable. By re-framing your role, can you see having more power than you thought?
Your success is only limited by your creativity in marketing yourself, developing new services and cultivating new customers.
Once you see yourself in this way, it's clear who's in charge. You are running your own business, so your success is up to you. This does not give you more power than your customers but it could help you see them as partners rather than as all powerful tyrants. This might be scary, but it can also be liberating. Seeing how you can take action is a lot better than feeling powerless.
When we're unhappy in a situation and feel powerless to change it, we naturally feel resentment and frustration. These feelings generally cause us to blame others or our circumstances. Our natural preferences in these situations are either FIGHT or FLIGHT - but both can be self-defeating. In a frustrating job, flight means quitting and going somewhere else. An option is to think of your situation as a leadership opportunity - meaning an opportunity to influence how things work around you, to help make it better. Instead of complaining to your boss, have a frank talk with him or her about how you can make better use of your talent and experience in the organization. Try to convey the impression of being keen to do your best for the company, not that you are dissatisfied or frustrated.
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