Love the positive/optimistic vibes here. I work at an Internet company (that went public last November) during the day right now. For a while it was just sit in my cubicle, develop web pages, and go home.
My philosophy of work is changing faster than I can almost keep up with now. I will change the whole company. I'm reading a book 'Good To Great' (Jim Collins) right now. It talks about companies who were mediocre or good, but then made a shift and became great companies for many years, with their stock prices shooting upwards for over 15 years.
So the last few months I've begun believing I can make that change in the company. Yes, a company of over 800 people with offices around the world. Just me, a developer in a cubicle. It's absurd. And it's doable. I never realized I had the power to do this, but I am now.
It started last week when I was made scrum master for our development team. For you non-developers/techies, scrum is just a method to develop software in an efficient way. The scrum master makes sure the team and work the most efficiently. Now I'm thinking about having conversations and meetings with our CTO and CEO. These guys (and their time) are worth millions. After all, if I can share how to take our company from good to great, that's an enormous amount of value.
I have the belief and I'm making this intention know publicly. A developer in a cubicle is going to walk with kings and become worth millions. Just thought I'd share this with you Steve.