It's fun to be a superstar. You get a lot of accolades. But the real benefit to being a workplace superstar is that you have more control over your life. A superstar gets flextime. A superstar gets to take a five-month sabbatical and have their job held for them. Superstars are so top-flight that they'd be very hard to replace. Average performers don't get those benefits.
Aim to be a superstar so that you can have more options in your career for creating a life you want. Here are things to think about while planning your path to superstardom:
1. Have gaps in your resume You want to be known as a good thinker, right? But good thinkers need time to think, and that's what gaps in resumes are for. Sure, for the unemployable, the gaps are times of financial terror and emotional doom.