I always find myself curious as to how much of a cut people take on my work. How much are my clients making? How much is the agency that got me into the role? How much is the realtor that found me my flat taking home?
I adopted a habit of stopping myself from going down that path. The truth is, it doesn’t matter. Why should I care if a middle person is making twice the amount I am pocketing?
The only real question, the only one that matters is, am I happy with my cut. If I am not, it is up to me to get a better deal. How much others are taking on top is their business.
This is true in other aspects of life, too. This is why revenge is such a useless agenda and why grudge is such a waste of resources. If the goal in life is to push forward, these do nothing to help us achieve our goal.
So the next time you wonder how much a middle man is making on your back, or thinking about getting back at someone – ask yourself a simple question: what’s in it for me?