You’re not paid well for the easy part

I often hear people complaining about the difficult aspects of their jobs or businesses, and that amuses me. What do you think you are being paid for?

A business isn’t paid to solve the problems that customers can solve for themselves.

An employee isn’t paid well to do the things a monkey could do.

Your reward is proportionate to both the degree of the challenge and the need for it to be solved; the harder the problem is to solve and the more people want it solved, the less people who are prepared to solve it, and the more valuable a solution is.

So stop complaining that it’s hard and be grateful that everyone can’t do it.