As you and I both know, today there is no such thing as job security. People are losing their jobs at record rates. They are faced with the new trend called downsizing, or rightsizing, and all the other sizings. Whatever you call it, people are losing jobs faster than any time in previous history. Even though you cannot control what decisions a company will make, you can control your employment status How? By making excellence your call letters and by developing a mind-set that makes you the CEO of Y.O.U.
I like to share the story about a friend whose company went under but she had developed a reputation for excellence. Within a week of her being let go, a former coworker searched for her and hired her for another better paying job. Why? Because the former coworker remembered her desire for excellence.

If the Chicago Bulls were sold, do you think Michael Jordan or Scotty Pippen
would have a hard time getting a new job? I don’t think so! Excellence is always the best job security. You might not be able to control what happens to your present job but you can control your employability. Remember, no matter where you are or what you do, somebody is always watching you and remembers what you do! Be excellent and take control of your future! The next step to success is to decide to add the ‘‘do’’ to the dream. Take action on your dreams! The decision to act is a critical part of the process because action is absolutely necessary to make dreams
come true.

-Willie Jolley, excerpt from the book, It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life

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