Seth Godin’s book, Linchin: Are you indispensable? Part 10

You don’t become indispensable merely because you are different. But the only way to be indispensable is to be different. That’s becaue if you ae the same, so are plenty of other people.

The only way to get what you are worth is to stand out, to exert emotional labor, to be seen as indispensable, and to produce interactions that organizations and people care about.

We need you to stand up and be remarkable. Be human. Contribute. Interact. Take the risk that you might make someone upset with your initiative, innovation, and insight…

Will You Still Be Loved?
Who care. Either those people will come around or they never loved you in the first place, did they?

You can’t or you don’t want to? Very often, it is not that you cannot do, but you just don’t want to. That defines who you are.

It is possible that making this commitment is too scary or too much work. It’s possible that it appears too risky to put yourself on the line and make a commitment to becoming
indispensable. A commitment like this raises the bar, and for some people, that might be too high.

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