My bonus son Hunter (@thegreathuntdini), does not give a rat’s ass what others think about him. A virtue I truly admire.
You are going to be judged. Others will find the wrong in you regardless of the right in you. Never trade in your identity to be “accepted”. Whether it’s theater, basketball, anime or horses, whatever, you do you.
Stop letting the lame opinions of others get under your skin. When you don’t give a damn, YOU will be in charge. When you’re preoccupied with what others think of you, you allow them to control you, and that prevents you from being you.
When younger, I altered my actions in an attempt to be accepted. I wore a suit and tie daily; I thought that’s what “executives” wore. Since I wanted to be an “executive,” that’s what I wore too. Some may like wearing suits. I covertly hated it and yet I wore a suit 5 days a week for decades.
Too much of my life has been scripted because I was concerned about what others thought (or what I thought they thought).
Your happiness can’t depend on others. You deliberately choose whether your day is good or great.
This is your life; you have one shot. I urge you to live it to the fullest with no regrets. Every choice you make creates the person YOU are. Never feel shame for living life on your terms.
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Art has also served as executive vice president of business development and strategic initiatives for First-Source; CEO and founder of Echopass Corporation (the world’s premier contact center hosting environment, which was acquired by Genesys for about $110 million); CEO of Sento Corporation; and managing director and VP of European business development for Sykes Enterprises.
Art is a widely-published author of methodologies for BPO/contact centers, outsourcing, customer service, and technical support, and has served in leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, VLSI Research, and RasterOps.