Who’s the Hero?
|I’ll admit…I LOVE when people see WHAT I do and give me praise. |
That feels crappy to admit but it’s true. If you are into the Enneagram personality test, I’m a 3 which is the performer. I just desire those “pats on the back” for a job well done. Which makes no sense that I’m in the industry I’m in because I do not get that very often.
I admit that to say that I totally understand your desire (if you have that desire) of being praised or told you did a great job, but if we can remember this thing we’ll always win the client.
|WE ARE NOT THE HERO |
The client, customer, audience…THAT’S the hero. We simply are the guides. We guide the hero to THEIR win…whether that’s being part of the puzzle of a great commercial, helping the customer find the solution to their problem or taking the audience on a journey.
My expectation of a job well done is praise but by shifting my perspective to the expectation of a job well done is guiding or helping someone…THAT makes the difference between a win and defeat (even if it’s just internal defeat).
Guide on! 🙂