Why do you go to work? If you’re one of the lucky few, your work ignites your passion. It challenges you. It lets you accomplish what you find most worthwhile, provides community, and helps you contribute in a meaningful way. You’d keep working even if you won the lottery. Chances are, that’s not you. Even if your job does some of that, you wouldn’t do it if it weren’t for the paycheck. That’s fine. Almost everyone works for the money. So face that. Roll it around in your brain for a few minutes. Repeat after me: At the end of the day, even if you enjoy your job, you’re there to get paid. So “working smart” means working in whatever way gets you paid. Understand first that people decide what you get paid.
Guest Bio:Stever Robbins is an executive coach and communications consultant. His work combines business savvy, “life hacking,” and personal development to help people achieve extraordinary results. He is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and executive curriculum designer. He co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, served as COO of Building Blocks Interactive, CEO of JobTacToe.com, and has been an initial team member of ten start-ups, including four IPOs and three acquisitions. He was project manager at Intuit, where he co-led the development of the award-winning Quicken VISA Card. He serves as business plan judge for the Harvard Business School business plan competition, the MIT $100K competition, the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards, the William James Foundation social enterprise competition, and the Mass Challenge entrepreneurship competition. His Get-It-Done-Guy podcast has spent weeks as #1 in the iTunes business category and has been downloaded more than 30 million times.