Updated: May 12
The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory or the desk and following instructions, meeting your quota and being managed. The weekends are yours, and will be your favorite part of the week.
Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, expecting more from – and of – your work, and changing people, creating an impact that resonates.
The job is not your work – how you invest your heart and soul is your work.
This is how you become indispensable.
Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can. The job might be difficult, it may require skill, but it’s still a job. Even brain surgeons send out resumes.
Your art – the work that you create to engage, capture and delight your clients – is what you do that no one can tell you exactly how to do, and they can’t duplicate it either.