I got promoted recently.

The question is, what does it mean to be a manager?

I believe I got what I wanted but my schema dictates that managers get their position by sweating blood for an extended period of time. I don’t think I did anything close to that. All I did was take a risk.

For the record, that risk was sweet indulgence.

I can’t say that I didn’t earn the title. What I’m working on is how to prove my worth.

Since I took Seth Godin’s advice on taking the risk, I figure I should go all out with him. He’s proven his worth. I’m glad he helps others prove themselves by sharing his thoughts. I guess I can call him my unsolicited consultant.

So to answer my question, a manager is someone who takes risks and proves his worth.

I hope I can live up to that standard which I have now officially set.

I feel enlightened. Emboldened even.

“The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.”

– James Yorke, chaos theory thinker.


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