Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sell abilities, not time

One of the things I appreciate about my new job is the fact that it respects my time.

In the family business it was all about putting in the hours. Many hours. Many many hours. Attempting to maintain a work-life balance was pretty much frowned upon. The business came first, before family, before the kids, before everything. The business was entitled to my time before I was.

This brought me to an interesting conclusion: We should really sell our abilities not our time. Our salaries shouldn't be based on a time clock print out, but rather on our ability to do great work. And great work is done when we are committed to ourselves and the work we produce, not when we are committed to a clock.

Respect my time and I will respect yours. Respect builds commitment. Commitment instigates great work!

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