I would like to take a moment to point out that I am a frickin’ rockstar at my job. And I feel the need to point it out because it goes so terribly unnoticed sometimes. I work for a non-profit with a gross revenue of around $2.5 million. Of that $2.5 million, I bring in $2 million. Every other department is losing revenue, bleeding revenue, really. Not me. I increased my revenues by 25% last year. That’s right. While everyone else is bleeding money, I keep hauling it in. AND I am hauling it in for other departments, too, because I have the opportunities to do so. Because I am an effing rockstar. I am the queen of innovation in this company. And because everyone else fears change and innovation, and I thrive on it, my department is slamming out incredible new ideas and programs and no one else is.
Now, we are a non-profit, so revenue isn’t our key driver. But I assure you, if you have no money to offer programming, you have no nonprofit. I believe the phrase is “No margin, no mission.”
I appreciate my co-workers and their talents, but this post is an homage to me. So if it sounds a little self centered, that’s because it is. I’m feeling under appreciated and a little taken advantage of, so today is my day to not let myself get down. Today is the day I remind myself not to feel inadequate just because I am not appreciated.
I am seriously really, really, really good at my job. And if I worked in a more progressive organization where people weren’t so afraid to try new things, I could really contribute so much more. Which is sometimes frustrating. But, right now – today – the thing to know is that I am fairly incredible at what I do.