I once worked for a get-rich-quick guy. Great ideas, poor attention span, terrible execution, horrendous boss. Employees would get enthusiastic, work like crazy on the newest and greatest idea while he went dirt bike riding. A few months later, he’d be bored because he wasn’t a millionaire, and he’d trash all the work we’d done. That job was exhausting and degrading. It was as though our work was worthless because it didn’t earn him a million bucks in a few months. Unfortunately, he had a wealthy daddy who continued to fund idea after idea. Working for him taught me the importance of the boss being physically, mentally, and emotionally involved in the process. S/he has to invest time and labor to make her/his idea executable.

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I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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