It’s Not All About You

It’s Not All About You

The more you advance in your career, the more you’ll have to address problems at a macro level.

This can mean planning strategy for a large target market or even making decisions for a department housing hundreds of employees.

These responsibilities are already challenging in their own right, but what makes things even more difficult is that you’ll be making decisions that aren’t about what you want.

These decisions will be about what’s greater for the whole rather than your own personal interest.

What you might like or what you think should happen might not align with what your customers or employees have to say.

Don’t cloud your judgment with “how” you think something should be or “why” you feel that way.

Consider what the data, trends, or feedback tell you and make informed decisions with those you serve top of mind.

The higher up you go, the less it becomes about what you want but more so what is in the best interest of others.

From the customers you serve to the people you lead - it’s not about you.