When I went to work for my father’s publishing business I remember after several years once demanding him to pay me what my experience was worth, and his stinging retort. Bob, your experience was gained at my expense, no sound businessman will ever pay you what your experience is worth as that flies in the face of them making a profit from your effort. Furthermore, if you want to become more valuable you’ll need to learn to ascend to the point of gaining wisdom. Do you understand the difference between experience and wisdom? I stared back blankly… Experience is what you get by making mistakes and learning from them, wisdom is what you have by learning from others experiences what not to do in the first place. Wisdom costs time and so you’ll have to learn that when you lose to experience, don’t lose the lessons. I am now wise(er) and I know I am a force multiplier. Please reach out at any time, I live to serve. V/r -Bob.
Much of my education came from failure.
About the author: Technologist and visionary turned entrepreneur specializing in building high-tech, high-scale, disruptive technology companies powered by strong engineering teams. Driven to solve complex healthcare and medical challenges, to improve peoples lives by applying technology and vision to deliver solutions to our most pressing challenges. “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn