How Did You Do It

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 27, 2016

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Submitted: September 27, 2016



All right. Friday night has arrived. Time to cut loose and have some fun. The week was a stressful one. You did it. You made it. Thought you weren't gonna make the presentation on time. But damnit, you did. Not only did you make the presentation, you landed a couple of big accounts that the company didn't even think of getting.

Way to go Mr Big Shot.

Monday, the boss is gonna reward you big time. You went above and beyond the call of duty. The 3rd Quarter was looking sluggish. Not any more. What started as a loss of 5% revenue, is now a 30% gain. With those kind of results, how can you not feel any better about yourself? 

The boss decides you should take the rest of the day off. Why not? You deserve it, all that work. Being the team player, you tell him no. You have a couple of leads that you need to develop. Make sure that they can pan out so the company can make even more. The boss is impressed. Tells everyone in the surrounding area be more like you. You are the example to follow.

You think "Of course I am, I have done the best work I have ever done in six years with this company. I deserve all the rewards." You are excited and can't wait to share your good news with some of the other guys in Sales. Everyone know you and your team did good, but this is all yours.

You sit at your desk and spin in the chair. Letting this all sink in. Someone walks over and makes a comment about wondering what the secret of your success is.

"If only you knew," You said.

If they really knew what you did to land those accounts. It wouldn't be something to be proud of. But you didn't get in this to be friends with people.You did it to be successful and make money.

If only they knew.

But they won't.

There are some secrets to success that are best left a secret.


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