What Grinds My Gears

First: how is professional success defined?

Professional success means something different to everyone. For some, it’s the amount of happiness derived from the job, for others it could be the size of the paycheck, the number of layers between you and the top dog, the number of satisfied customers or countless other random qualifiers. What troubles me, though, is the emergence of a new, seemingly artificial, category: namely, the number of followers on a person’s collection of social channels.

Second: what is the definition of grind?

As a founder looking for advice on how to hit the gas, too many roads point to The Grind. There are countless articles, books and certain unavoidable, well-known influencers (ahem, Gary V) selling grind like it’s at $2 floozy on 2nd and Broad. Here’s a news flash though, if these influencers stop grinding about The Grind, they become irrelevant.

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Danielle Gillespie

Danielle Gillespie

Defining the intersection between technology and human connection.