In our profession, there’s no place for ego.
Strutting around, reminding your fans how great you are and why they need you, might work some of the time.
And with some of the people.
But the quiet confidence of the true leader is far more appealing, and enduring.
Sure, you need to demonstrate that you know what you’re doing
But reminding us that you still have much to learn is more powerful still
Sure, we need to hear how you’re doing alright for yourself
But it’s reassuring to see you’re not so different from us after all
Sure, explain how you’ve figured out something we haven’t manged on our own yet
But remember to credit your mentors and the team that’s been supporting you along the way
Genuine humility is a true success trait.
PS – I humbly offer this to you, so you can go earn more money, starting next month.