The 90/10 rule…
We have all heard about the 80/20 rule; where 80 per cent of work is completed by 20 per cent of the group; 80 per cent of the money is donated by 20 per cent of the populace, 80 per cent of the food is eaten by 20 per cent of your household…and so on.
Well, it is also a proven fact that life and all of its beauty and challenges has a similar formula. The formula shares that life is 10 per cent of what happens to you and 90 per cent how you respond.
So, if you get a pink slip from your employer on Friday; will you go out and destroy the place? Kick your dog? Become an alcohol abuser? Or will you see it as an opportunity and a blessing, to get busy doing the thing that on most Monday mornings you dreamed about doing instead of being at your now-defunct job.
In this still struggling economy, many of us have that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grasp the brass ring of life and respond positively. We can finish our college studies, buy that business franchise or start a work-from-home business. Someone once said that success is the greatest form of payback. I always thought that was so true. And still do today.
So, today, right now, stop dreaming and begin planning your exit strategy. Your employer is likely running the numbers to see if they can do without you…and their 90/10 rules won’t be the same as yours.