In every industry or profession there is a mythical, ideal character we feel compelled to emulate. If we want to get a good job, get ahead, and be seen as on top or at least acceptable, we twist ourselves to think and act as they do.
But this ideal doesn’t exist. She/he/it is a loosely defined set of impossible, contradictory traits. We are so busy trying to be seen as possessing these traits that we never notice that we are chasing a specter.
Our careers become meaningful when we stop trying to fit this mythical mold. The truth is we are each uniquely talented and valuable. And there are plenty of people and organizations who need and value who we are, what we do, and how we help them.
In your corner,