Honouring other people
This post is my response to this article.
I think the writer missed out one very important thing: we were born with different talents. Some people have more gift in one field, while others don’t. I, for example, have gift in computer / embedded field, but very weak in relationship (especially when it is related to woman). This makes us depend on each others, like the old saying: no man is an island.
However, any talent that you have should not be the main reason to dishonour people. Just because some people don’t understand how the insurance works, or how the PC network works, you could not simply saying that they are stupid.
From my experiences, I saw that so many consultants (who called them self as experts in their field) failed to show their expertise because they didn’t want to listen the dumb customer’s opinion. Sure, our customers don’t have that much expertise as us, but it doesn’t mean that they are stupid. They have some concerns about their business that make them doing those unrelated things in our eyes. And it is supposed to be our jobs to understand them and their problem, not the otherwise.
Lastly, as professional and honoured people, it is very important to do our job ethically. Our customers may not understand 100% about what we are doing for them, but we should not use that chance for our purpose.
I know that it is easier to say than doing it. But it is our life, and our challenge as professional. If you don’t earn much money when doing things ethically, keep your head up and be proud of it. You may be the rarest professional gem that people are looking everywhere. Be ready when they are lined up in your front door.