52 Cups of Coffee • Cup 50

52 Cups of Coffee • Cup 50: “the way you get from Point A (the start of a career) to Point B (the end) isn’t going to be a straight line. But if you keep moving forward, if you have a goal you’re shooting for—and the right mix of hard work and passion—you’ll get there. “

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Life is sort of like the stock market, there are daily ups and downs. Sometimes your stock falls in the short term, current examples are Amazon & Netflix, even as you play out the long term strategy of working hard (Hustle + Intensity w Passion) and helping others along the way. Give value first (Gitomer) and be interested in other people (Carnegie) are a few other personal traits that will be useful in addition to working hard.

Time Value Of YOUR Capability

It’s often hard to get quantifiable data to show (demonstrate) your value. Or rather, the incremental value you create at work. Do find a way to measure and record the results you create over time. This may take some time to find. Talk with people outside your field and ask them how they would measure success at what you do. Perhaps they will provide an imagination spark that leads to a process for highlighting your results.