Realize Your Worth
I worked for many years in the public sector at C-level, and don’t get me wrong, I worked hard and that was acknowledged on many occasions (verbally, anyway).
It wasn’t until Cloudsmith saved me, that I really honestly realised the potential and knowledge I have and bring to any table. Cloudsmith allows, and in fact, encourages and warrants my opinion on strategic company decisions. And not only do I give them, they’re accepted and often implemented — who would’ve thunk it!
Before my current role, “Speak to Lauren about that” translated to me as a “pass the buck” comment, but at Cloudsmith, it means I have the authority and responsibility to make company decisions. The autonomy (and trust) given to me by my company allows for self development, and gave me the space to prove myself enough to earn a bonus within my first 6 months.
Know your worth, and know your value.