Good morning, Mamma! Happy Monday. Back at it, Sister? Coffee? Tea? High protein smoothie?
I had a conversation (as a customer, not as a worker) with a woman last week who snapped at me, “I’m not paid to think! I just do what they tell me!” Let me tell you, Mamma, this disturbed me on so many levels.
First of all, who told her not to think? I can’t fathom that this was a state of being that she would have chosen freely… would she? That thought is even more depressing than the idea that someone told her not to use her brain, to just do what she is told.
And then, what a loss for her company! No matter what your business, our organizations will all be stronger if we are all thinking. As competitive as the world is, we NEED everyone to be fully engaged and doing their best to see that we are operating at fully capacity.
Think, sister. Use that beautiful brain God gave you. And if you are in a position of leadership, tell your people to think. Make sure they know you want all hands and all brains on deck.
The woman I talked to on the phone was a not a happy woman. Don’t let this be you. And don’t let it be your employees. All in girl, everybody in the pool! Think, speak, listen, do.