The art of being indispensable

Let’s be brutally honest about something.

Do you have to be the best at something to be indispensable at it?

Do you have to be the smartest, most technical person in the room to be valuable?

Nope.

Just because you can’t measure or measure up to the very best doesn’t mean you don’t have to be great at something.

Being indispensable means you can add a lot of value to those things you’re indispensable at.

That’s it. That’s all.

Think of yourself as a great one-person team.

You’re the only one who really does the work — the only one who knows how to get the job done, and does it well.

You just need to have the ability to scale, to stay on top of everything you’re asked to do, and get it done very, very well.

Be a problem solver

Be a collaborator

Be a passionate and curious learner

Be the person to turn to

Be the person that others want to work with

The more deeply you know your domain.

The more you’re the go to person, who’s trusted, who makes a concerted effort to get better and better at working with others.

The more you improve relationships, serve others, and help others achieve success in their own roles.

That’s how you become indispensable in an organization.

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