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The thesis statement for how to transform your work

Peter Pan Parade float at Walt Disney World
All you need is faith, trust and Pixie Dust.

 

The thesis statement for how to transform your work.

Over-focus on the same things you used to under-focus on or ignore.

 

If you work for someone else, you will never be compensated for what you are worth.

Wait, sorry, correction – you are paid what you’re worth – a corporation has an obligation to control costs.

Labor costs are managed by having yearly caps for salary increases.

So your 2-3% increase is all you’re worth in the corporate machine.

Suggestion: start your own enterprise and you will find out quickly (give it at least three years) how much you are worth.

PS. The only way to be successful in a sea of people trying to do exactly what you are trying to do – starting a business – is to be different than everyone else.

You can try to be the best in the world (unlikely) or you can try to be different.

There are a million ways to stand out – you simply have to invent yours.

Over-focusing is the only way this is possible.

 

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One Question A Day?

How much is your career worth to you?

Steve Jobs quote
What say ye?

 

 

How much is your career worth to you?

Any answer that isn’t “everything” should come into question, “Why?”

If you were accused of being an exceptional professional, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Go.

 

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Could This Change Your Life?

Confirm worth?

Disney Keynote Speakers
Three days ago…adding value with my contribution to society – pushing others to .think .differently

 

Confirm worth?

How?

Some thought starters…do you know your…

Life’s purpose?

Check.

(Your) Greatest contribution to society?

Check.

(You are) Paid well for your contribution?

Check.

(You are) Continuously improving?

Check.

 

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

Cashing in

post it note
Self-evident and irrefutable are my wheelhouse.

 

How old are you?

How much experience?

Are you cashing in?

Theoretically, each of us ought to be able to write a big check. After all, we have spent a lifetime honing our skills.

Here’s what the post-it says:

My model is based on what should be self-evident. If it’s not, i’m not going to try to convince you.

US Marine battle strategy.

 

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Authenticity

If i have to explain it to you

Avant garde mind explosion
Photo: From unknown Facebook contributor.

 

One of the most under rated benefits of daily journaling is the cathartic effect of being able to say something publicly, and then letting it go, once and for all.

It’s often been said:

If i have to explain it to you, you won’t understand.

But it sure would be cool to blow that up.

Thank you for calling me a zealot and a narcissist. i’ve always valued your feedback.

Walt Disney was a zealot. As are most people with big dreams. The narcissist label has challenged me, in a good way, though. And thankfully, i can see your point.

In my final annual performance appraisal, my leader used those two words to describe my reputation amongst leadership.

And i finally figured out why he felt that way. At least it feels like the only logical explanation. There are times when all we have is our “gut” instinct.

In order to help him see my value, i would, begrudgingly, share things he would never see – an act of desperation really – simply to raise my salary. It was literally impossible for leadership to carve out time to observe the type of work the delivery team does.

How did i come to this realization?

Being on my own for nearly a year now, my salary is not measured by a leader’s opinion, it is measured in revenue – a metric successful companies put on a pedestal.

No one in their right mind would ask for a 30% raise and 50% fewer work hours.

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