chapter 2

Flip Your Mindset

I’m driving home Friday. I’m pumped about my raise. All these thoughts start going through my head, like, “How am I going to celebrate? What will I do with that extra money each paycheck? What new things will I buy? Maybe those golf clubs I’ve wanted.” Then it hits me—I’ve got to lead people now. I’ve been an individual contributor all my working life. How do I suddenly start on Monday being a boss?

I felt awesome driving home. It really was an honor that my organization wanted to promote me into a leadership role. And that the executive team and others in my organization thought that highly of me? Wicked awesome.

Being a boss was a new challenge for me. Yeah, I was hesitant. But I really was up for it. I’ve always ...

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