That sounds like code for more work

Here’s my favorite question on the personality type quiz. 

Do you find visionaries to be somewhat annoying, or rather fascinating? 

In my experience, most companies and organizations will choose the first answer. Even if they act fascinated in the meeting, deep down, they are probably suspicious and threatened by that person. 

It’s a primeval reaction. Anytime some visionary marches into their office with a big idea, their collective corporate sphincter tightens like a shut faucet. 

But this is not their fault. Because people at organizations are not in the business of innovation, they’re in the business of minimizing risk, preserving the status quo, not getting fired, and of course, generating profit. 

Their economic perils are clear and immediate, and bringing on some visionary simply translates into more work for them. 

And so, the frustrations within the system can blamed on its weaknesses, rather than on individuals who operate within it. 

As the rappers say, don’t hate the player, hate the game. 

But also, don’t beat yourself up for losing that game just because people who barely know you are threatened by the genius of your avatar. 

Just accept that people are going to reject you outright, solely because of the special place you come from and the vibration that you carry with you, and that’s okay. 

It’s not their fault. They don’t know any better. 


Don’t you just love the look on people’s faces when you break their brains? 

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Scott Ginsberg

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