86% of wealthy believe
in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. 5% of poor.
(Source: “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of
Wealthy Individuals” by Tom Corley)
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In the movie
“Jerry McGuire”, Tom Cruise makes a huge scene when he and Renee
Zellweger leave their agency.
says to her, “Let’s see how they do without us!”
But to their dismay, the company hums along just fine without
them, and their presence is barely missed.
Like it or not, your company CAN do without you.
Anyone can be replaced. There’s ALWAYS someone out there
somewhere that can fill your position in a second and be as good
– or even better.
In order to be
successful at whatever you do, it’s crucial to understand what
it means to be indispensable to your company.
One definition of indispensable is “absolutely necessary”. No
one individual employee is absolutely necessary for a company to
survive. It wouldn’t be much of a company if that were the case.
A real company will survive even after losing key employees at
the highest level.
look at Steve Jobs. He was the face of Apple and was one of the
most recognized CEO’s in the world. Yet customers who bought
Apple products before his passing continued to buy them
Another definition of
indispensable is “essential”, which means something is of the
highest importance for achieving a specific goal. This is the
definition successful people use.
Payroll is the biggest single expense for most companies. This
makes employees their biggest investment, which is why the
personnel department has become “Human Resources”. No business
can thrive if it doesn’t get a good rate of return on its
there’s no one single employee companies can’t live without,
there is a category of employees companies can’t live without if
they are to excel. You must become part of that category if you
wish to be indispensable.
a good employee doesn’t make you indispensable; it only makes
you valuable. Companies need good employees but hope and pray
for indispensable employees. You must be better than good in
order to be considered indispensable.
This doesn’t mean you have to be extraordinary; few of us are. I
divide employees into three categories:
1. The highly valued employee
The run of the mill employee
The lowly valued employee.
must become a highly valued employee if you wish to become
To Your Success,
This was excerpted from “How
to be the Employee Your Company Can’t Live Without”, which
emphasizes the importance of showing up for work, being on time,
working well with others, and being low maintenance.
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