“It’s not my job”

Too often these are the words we hear when we ask someone for their assistance. And this is not limited to someone working in a retail outlet, it can be heard from colleagues or even family members commenting on their weekly chores.

Even though it’s not your job, what would happen if you stepped in and helped? Could you help a co-worker in a jam who is facing a deadline? By helping you may obtain some valuable perspective on what they face when trying to cope with an overloaded schedule, trying to satisfy their boss or a serve a demanding customer.

Too often we default to, “What’s in it for me?” to inform our decisions and actions. What if we reframe our thinking to – It doesn’t matter if I benefit directly from this if I help someone else’s day go smoother.

No, it’s not your job, however you can help make theirs go better.

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy

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