Subtitled: Bringing What I Have
I measure success by what I can give to you that will increase your prosperity.
I do not have a Ph.D. in data science. I don’t have an MBA from Harvard. I don’t come to you with a 4.0 GPA. I have always put a lot of emphasis on the fact that I would bring something that is new and previously undiscovered into the world. Now that I realize that I am not going to create a new theory of relativity, I can take an honest look at what I can truly bring. Here is what I know that I can bring to the table:
- The ability to listen to what people want. I know that I am very good at hearing what people need.
- The ability to give (and exceed expectations) what customers want. I can execute on ideas that people say they need.
Neither of these points matters to you. No customer cares that I say that I have the ability to listen. I don’t have high marks from an outside source in delivering what you need. But when I produce something for you, because I have listened to you – it matters. If I can solve a pain-point for you because I have heard what the problem is, you care.
You don’t care if I have a high math score or a Ph.D. in Economics. You care if I have solved a problem for you.
I am successful when what you get from me is a stepping stone. It is best if what I do is unseen — as long as you get to the next level.