I Want What They Have
Ben had a job, but two other people on his work team got the perks. And that bugged Ben. So he made up his mind to complain. “Boss,” he said, “Jacob and Sharon get upgrades on flights, upgrades on hotels, upgrades on cars. What gives?”
Fortunately for Ben, his manager knew a teaching moment when it stalked into the cubicle. He said: “Ben, you’re talking about our best salespeople. You get where they are by working harder where you are.”
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. It’s human to want rewards—even to envy—as others collect their prizes. But when other teams score, don’t resent. Watch, learn, and sharpen your own game…in the high calling of our daily work.
Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.
Originally aired in 2012.