Dare to think unthinkable career thoughts

I work here t-shirt
Odds are we are easily replaceable. Just need to order a different sized shirt for the next person, eh?


Dare to think unthinkable career thoughts?

You mean to be authentic?


And still we (constantly) whisper to ourselves, “But I’m not the owner”.

This complicates things. The owner knows what she’s doing.

Because the owner is the one who has everything to lose. Not the dreamer who sees things from the comfort of the sidelines.

(the complainers of the world generally have no experience with the hard decisions and the competing and changing priorities of being a business owner)

(and owners so easily forget what it’s like to be frustrated on the front line)

The solution, become an owner.

Start something.

Offer something the world can’t live without.

Become so rare in your thinking that you become valuable.

Very, very valuable.

Next Blog

The owner also doesn’t know everything, hence the popularity of Undercover Boss.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Funny story. My boss has always said he needs to hire someone to run the office when he is away. I’ve mentioned that I would be interested in that position and he has passed the opportunity by saying I’m a mom and have other priorities. Very true. But I still work at my “Disney” best. Then last week out of the blue he mentioned that he knows the office is in good hands when he is out, meaning me watching the details. I didn’t say a word. No pay raise needed or required.

  2. The harder we work, the more our luck increases. Congratulations on earning his trust. Nothing is more important than trust. Period.

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