“I don’t want to be just a cog in the machine.”

These words may ring true to you right now. “I don’t want to be just a cog in the machine.” I recall thinking that, and probably even said it out loud to my friends, when I left my corporate job to start my own business. I was done being just a cog.

Recently, I realized something powerful that changed my outlook on everything. In any organization with influential leaders, there’s…