Your drudgery is another person’s delight. It’s only a job if you treat it that way. The privilege to do our work, to be in control of the promises we make and the things we build, is something worth cherishing. – Seth Godin
Excellent reminder, via http://sethgodin.typepad.com/
I came across this infographic sometime ago about how money alone cannot motivate an employee and I’m beginning to really grasp this concept.
Money works up to a certain point, after that other forms of motivation come into play, for whatever reasons you may have.
I know that we are lucky enough to have a choice, educated enough to make a decision in how much of your life is occupied by work. As a young adult in Singapore, I’m not exactly working to support a family or to get out of poverty and this is a real privilege that too many people take for granted.
The next book I’m going to get will be a marketing book, two that have been on my MUST READ LIST are: The Tipping Point & Blue Ocean Strategy. I also have a serious interest in Globalization and its effects on marketing.. I’m such a geek.
The thing is that Marketing does genuinely interest me. I love conceptualizing plans and strategies, down to their minute details and then of course, seeing the results.
But being a marketing executive, you don’t really get to do all of that yet. That doesn’t mean that I can’t become as knowledgable as I possibly can before that opportunity lands on my lap.