Everything around us is created by someone. Someone who saw something as it could be instead of how it was. Someone no different from you. Instead of waiting for someone else to create what you’ve always wished for, go out and create it yourself.
Why are we trying so hard to fit in when we were born to stand out? We choose whom to hire, invest in, buy from, partner with etc. based on their uniqueness, not because they’re like everyone else. Why not make this week about launching an updated beta version that is a little bit more YOU every day?
Making progress means taking a certain amount of risk. We need to push opportunities and try new things. Then it’s good to remember that risk is dynamic and situational. What once seemed too risky might now be perfectly ok.
Just sayin’… 😉
No matter what we tend to believe, there are no rules how to handle our (professional) lives. No predestined path to follow. No right answers. Instead there’s an exciting and inspiring road ahead, yours to explore.
Don’t waste your energy trying to convince people to work with you. If your values and vision are different you won’t be a perfect match anyway. Instead use that energy to speak your truth and inspire others to share your dream. That’s how you find your tribe and together you will create great things.
I believe we do way too much without actually paying attention to what we do and how it make us feel. I think that’s why so many people do something they actually dislike day in and day out. Today, pay some extra attention to what you do at work. What makes you happy and energized? What brings you that feeling of fulfilment and joy?
Then, do more of that tomorrow.
Attended a very interesting event discussing leadership last week. The panel concluded that we need bold leaders with a clear and thought-through idea about what they want. I believe that is true for us as individuals as well. We are the leaders in our own lives. Decide what you want and dare to take a stand for that. Also when it means walking unknown paths in the adventure called professional life. Have the courage to define your way.
Gave a presentation the other day about the growing Gig Economy. We discussed the definition of a gig and what’s really the difference between a gig:er, a consultant or a freelancer. Interesting to think about. I think one of the most important things that distinguishes gig:ing is that it makes the professional the rock star she or he is supposed to be. Your work is your art. Your job is your stage. Be the star you’re supposed to be. Unleash your rock star qualities.