I was asked what were the three things that really matter to me about my work recently. These were my on-the-spot responses:

The person who asked the question was surprised that money did not make it on the list. After some discussion, my response was:

Money is not unimportant. Neither is it the main thing. I expect to be paid for the work I do - that is how a client shows their appreciation for me and my contributions. So money is, for me, much more of a sign of being valued and respected than a reason to do the work.

What are your three most important things about work?