From Seth Godin’s Purple Cow.

Good afternoon.

It’s difficult being the low man on the totem pole when you know you should be the chief. In my line of work, it’s always “what have you done for me lately.”

Good is never good enough.

There is always more that can be done, completed, achieved or sold. Consider baseball: Great! You won the game with a home run in the bottom of the 9th. Will you do that again today?

It’s important to congratulate ourselves, to pat each others back from time to time, but that pat really needs to be a push. Push yourself and your peers to do more, to be better, to be the chief.

What motivates you? The glory of a job well done? The paycheck at the end of the month? Do you make your superiors happy? Are your parents proud?

So if you’re low on the totem pole, remember, there can’t be anything above you without you.

Today’s song: Carry On – Fun.

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