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How hard you worked is irrelevant

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on June 21, 2010

It’s what we create for the people who care. The truth is we never know how hard it was to deliver the right product, at the right place at the right time. We only care that it was.

What we (the entrepreneurs, producers, marketers) had to go through is not part of the consideration set. It isn’t charity, it’s about them. So if we nail it and deliver the project quickly, we needn’t feel guilty or less deserving. Likewise, if it took us 5 years of hard working weekends and nights, that’s also no reason to feel a level of entitlement. We need to feel what they feel – underwhelmed or overwhelmed with what we deliver, how we got there is far less important.


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  1. Giang Biscan said, on June 22, 2010 at 11:56 am


    Giang (via twitter @giangbiscan)

  2. Will Donovan said, on June 22, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I say do what you love and stand for. Then you’re never working, your’re making a difference.

    Wil (@willdonovan via twitter)

  3. Mike Boyd said, on June 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Similarly, people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.

  4. sandra jakovljevic said, on June 22, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    great post !

    Sandra (@sandraja via twitter)

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