The picture above is very misleading. It appears to be the suit and tie figure at the company that represents the boss. Is this the guy the one who pays your salary, pays your mortgage, pays for your family’s health care, etc. How is your relationship with him. Your relationship with him will determine your success or your failure. It will determine how much money your company makes or do not make. Who is this GUY? Every company from the president of the largest corporation to the shoe shine boy on the corner only has one boss. There never has been and there never will be but one Boss, and he is the customer. He pays for everything you own. And he will discharge you if he is unhappy. In today’s fast-moving world we lose track of exactly what business is.
It started back in primitive days when early man had to fend for himself in all areas of life. Man had to hunt for his food, make his own cloths, fashion his own weapons, build his own shelter, you get the idea. Naturally there came about men and women who were skillful in certain areas of life. They discovered if they spent their time doing what they did best, others would trade them goods for their unique services. Out of this was born the principal of trade and commerce. It’s become more complicated than this, but involves the same principles.
A persons money is the result of his production and he trades it for things he needs and wants. A person spends his money at his own discretion and where he wants. This is the principle that makes him Boss. He spends his money with those who earn it. Once you have earned a place in today’s economy remember the work is continuous trying to maintain your position. Because he who gave it to you (the customer) can also take it away. Everything is dependent upon how the boss is treated, the customer. Your rewards in your business will be in exact proportion to your service.
This is where following the SUCCESS PRINCIPLE of GOING THE EXTRA MILE comes into play. This was a term that was coined by Andrew Carnegie and Napolean Hill. (click here) I first came across this principle in the book titled LAWS OF SUCCESS. In this book he describes how Nature will not allow for any one of its creations to do work and not get paid for it. Just as the farmer plants his seeds in the field and weeks later he returns and yields the fruit of his labors. Nature insures this through the Law of Compensation and the Law of Increasing Returns. I will discuss these in a post coming soon.
This is just a reminder in this day and time in all the hustle and bustle that we need to remember who the real BOSS is, the CUSTOMER.