“No one is indispensable. It’s just to what degree are you harder to replace.”
Lynn Taylor, workplace expert, has a piece of advice: make sure you’re adding value before someone decides you’re not.
Don’t believe her? Ask Mary Beth Brown.
Brown had been Elon Musk’s assistant for 12 years when she asked for a raise.
Musk told her to take two weeks off and if he couldn’t take care of her responsibilities while she was gone, the raise was hers.
And if he could do it on his own, they’d find something else for her to do.
He didn’t need an assistant. Brown never came back to work. And we learn, even after 12 years with Elon Musk, any of us can be replaced.
Learn how to become irreplaceable, before you worry about indispensable. Know your projects inside out. Make your results sing.