Have you ever watched Undercover Boss? This is by far one of my favorite TV shows. This is a show where the boss goes undercover, posing as a participant on a reality show. He is then taught the ropes by employees of his own company in various departments. They have no idea the person they are training is really their boss because he gives a fake name and wears a clever disguise.
At the end of the show, the employees are flown to company headquarters where they think they are going to give their opinion on the person they were training, but instead, they discover it was the CEO of the company all along!
The boss finds out a lot about his company, many times more than he bargained for. Some employees are not very good employees. They do things that leave the boss shocked and appalled. In a few episodes, the boss had to come out of character and reprimand the employee on the spot.
In other cases, the bosses were left humbled and in tears because their employees were so hard working, dedicated and loyal. The boss typically rewarded the employees with cash and other great gifts as a token of their appreciation.
This is a GREAT SHOW. It really shows people of all ages, races, and nationalities working EXTREMELY hard and having a fierce determination to succeed.
As I watch this show, I kept help but wonder: what would happen if these people put this much effort into their own businesses? How successful could they be if they worked this hard for themselves instead of someone else?
As we all know, running a business isn’t easy, and not everyone wants to be self-employed. The majority of people prefer having a stable paycheck and consistent work. There’s nothing wrong with that, but in this day and age that isn’t guaranteed anymore.
Layoffs, downsizing, and companies moving overseas are all realities of the society we live in. We can be employed one day and laid off the next, all without a moment’s notice.
Is it time for people to think about self-employment? Is it time to consider ways to create multiple sources of income?
I believe it is.
The show Undercover Boss has convinced me that people WANT to work hard. They are ready, willing and able to do what they have to do to get the job done.
Why not take that tremendous work ethic and apply it to your own business?
I believe it’s possible, but people don’t know where to start or what steps to take to make it happen. This is why I wrote my NEWLY RELEASED BOOK (along with Jeff White) Readi – Set Go! A Simple Guide to Establishing a Successful Small Business.
This book does more than motivate you about starting your own business, it gives you step by step instructions on what should be done, from creating vision boards and business plans, to what expenses can be written off on your taxes. In order to start a business hard work is essential, but working hard and smart is what can make it a successful one.
Tomorrow is not guaranteed to us, and that includes having a steady income. If you can work hard for others, why not work just as hard for yourself?
Many of the bosses on Undercover Boss started with a little more than a dream. Do you have what it takes to be an undercover boss?
I think you do! Want to read more? Pick up your copy HERE!