Take your work seriously. Not yourself.
We want to give you the safety to live with vulnerability and authenticity, with empathy and without judgment.
Although we are continually learning, nobody will ever be perfect.
Taking some distance from yourself to laugh at your weaknesses can turn into a superpower. We believe that the ability to laugh at ourselves is the secret to thoroughly enjoying our lives.
The world desperately needs more fun, more laughter, and more silliness. It is up to you to make it happen.
Part of being successful in the services business is handling criticism in all its forms. A light touch of humor can do wonders. In one single swoop, you could
- Acknowledge a weakness
- Appear human: relatable, approachable
- Build trust with your client or colleague
The irony is that, when you take yourself too seriously, no one else does.
When you embrace your flawed authenticity and stop taking yourself too seriously, the world will take you seriously. Much more important than how the world feels about you, you will end up with higher self-esteem and be happier.
The choice is clear: you can choose to listen to the voice of your ego, or you can listen to that voice inside of you that is urging you to keep it real.