When we don’t speak up, we’re guilty.
When we pretend to know something we don’t, we’re guilty.
When we’re scared to be comfortable in our own skin, we’re guilty.
So many of us walk around violating the one thing we’re born with: being ourselves.
Last week, I was having a conversation with a dear friend who is looking for a job. I asked her what she wants to do, and her reply confused me. She went on and on about her schooling, her curriculum, her past experiences, and more — but, in my experience, what you’ve done in the past isn’t always relevant.
People don’t care what you studied. They care what you’re about.
Over the past few years of trying to live the life of a freelancer and entrepreneur, I’ve realized one crucial thing: when I am completely myself, I flourish at unexpected skills and tasks. When I try to hide that and be someone else, everything seems to fall apart. Have you ever felt that in your own life?