In this episode we talk about one of my favourite Albert Einstein quotes:
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”
This quote has now been mentioned by so many countless successful business people that I’ve lost count. When you’re focusing on your own success and climbing the ladder it repels other people.
They see you as a competitor and resist and so it’s tiring, hard work and strains relationships. Why? Because they can sense your hidden agenda, you don’t listen quite as well as you should, you don’t allow wisdom to enter the conversation and your presence / gravitas goes out the window.
Instead, focusing on being an insanely valuable employee will put you ahead of the pack and on the right path to a seat on the executive team.