A genius looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the world unstuck.
This choice doesn’t require you to quit your job, though it challenges you to rethink how to do your job.
It’s time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map.
Stop settling for what’s good enough and start creating art that matters. Stop asking what is in it for you and start giving gifts that change people.
Not by doing something that is easy or that you have been trained to do, but by understanding how the rules of our world have fundamentally changed and by taking advantage of this moment to become someone the world believes is indispensable.
The take-care-of-you bargain — not working now
An opportunity to actually enjoy what you do, to make a difference to your colleagues and your customers, and to unlock the genius you have been hiding all these years.
It is futile to work hard at restoring the take-care-of-yourself bargain. the bargain is gone, and it’s not worth whining about and it’s not effective to complain.
The average comes from a little voice inside of their head that is angry and afraid. That voice is the resistance–your lizard brain–and it wants you to be average (and safe).
Every day, if you focus on the gifits, art, and connections that characterize the linchpin, you will become a little more indispensable.
The problem is that the bureaucrats, note takes, literalists, manual readers, TGIF laborers, map followers, and fearful employees are in pain. They are in pain because they are overlooked, underpaid, laid off, and stressed out.