Never mind the stock market, never mind the oil prices and never mind whether the government buying mortgages is a bailout for Wall Street or a rescue of Main Street. At the end of the day, the most important contributing factor to our individual ability to live comfortably is having our job.
Today, I want to ask you: “Are you worried about your job?”
I’m not saying that the oil prices or the passing of the bailout bill isn’t important, but there is no question that our job is more critical to us than either of those. These days, I see so many people focused on how the DOW is doing or trying to find the newest update on the rescue bill instead of concentrating on their jobs, but their attention is clearly in the wrong place.
No matter how bad the stock market is doing or how weak the economy is, you will do fine if you have the same job as long as you didn’t over leverage yourself.
There is a huge opportunity for you to shine because you can really stand out as someone who is optimistic and energetic while everyone is worried and stressed out. Start showing everyone why you deserve to move up in your company and get a raise.
At the very least, promise me that you won’t worry too much and end up getting fired for lack of performance okay?