Saw a headline the other day: Rihanna is NOT happy with people playing Pokemon Go during her concerts.
Some might say, They paid their money. Why should she care whether people are paying attention or not? She’s raking in the dough either way.
Because it’s the same for any of us who give of ourselves to people and care about our craft and what we deliver, whatever our business may be:
It’s not all about the money.
We care about our work, about connecting and helping.
We’re not mindless robots or vending machines. Each of us is a feeling person playing our heart out for clients.
We want to be valued and treated with human dignity and respect and shown some courtesy and appreciation, regardless of the money.
No amount of money is worth playing for an unappreciative audience.
We all deserve to be paid and have clients who always remember that there is a person on the other side of the computer.
(And every client would be smart to avoid the person who is just going through the motions for the money.)