In medieval times, indentured servants worked the land of a king for a fixed number of years until their debt was paid in full.
The king owned the field, the crop and the harvest yield.
He got rich, he ate and drank as much as he liked, and the servants learned to live on the crumbs from his table.
Kings love servants and minions.
Does this sound familiar to you?
For many people work can be a place where they feel like indentured servants. It
can be a place where they feel obligated and stuck.
Many companies and leadership teams have this same ancient mentality.
They believe that their employees are lucky to work for them.
They believe that each worker is a replaceable cog.
They are looking for compliant workers and employees, who, under the weight of needing to meet their own financial obligations, settle in for forty years of hard labor.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Why approach your workday with this kind of obligation?
I was an Indentured Servant
I realized that my truest desire was for a partnership, not an obligation. I dreamed of being in a business arrangement where the company and I were equally investing in each other.
Believe it or not, it is possible. I found that part of the problem was that I was acting like a factory worker or an indentured servant. In fact, I was training other workers around me to relate to me as a replaceable cog.
Once I could name and describe this arrangement I could begin to navigate and craft a new arrangement. I stopped thinking and acting like an indentured servant and I started being a skilled craftsman instead.
*Expert from eBook: Don’t Quit Your Job. Fire Your Boss.
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