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Be real, be yourself, be happy

This quote from Zig Ziglar is pretty self-explanatory when you sit there and read it.

I’ve found that it’s always better to be yourself than trying to be someone you’re not. Over the years, people have been more receptive to me when I’m myself or I present myself in a genuine manner. I don’t know what it is, but people tend to enjoy talking to me and like the stuff I enjoy talking about, even if it’s a bit nerdy or outside of their wheelhouse. Likewise, I enjoy when a person is presenting themselves to me as they would anyone else – it’s not easy but you showing your true self, makes spending time with them that more special.

It’s also good to be honest with others. Some people may not like some of the things you have to say, but they’ll appreciate you being upfront when you have a problem with them. I’ve unfortunately had times when I should have been honest with people when I had an issue or saw something I felt they shouldn’t have been doing and I didn’t say anything. There’s one instance I think I could have prevented a close friend from ruining his professional and business life had I said something to him about the issue.

You also have to humble. That doesn’t mean don’t tell others about your accomplishments, but you shouldn’t rub it in people’s faces. Most of the time when you achieve success, there are others who have helped you along the way. And there are other occasions where you did things on your own. It’s fine to say that too, but don’t let that ruin your relationship with others.

Most importantly, you have to be happy. I’ve learned that being happy in mind will benefit you in other areas, personally and professionally.


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More wise words from Jodi Kisstien

Here are some wise words from an old school friend Jodi. She also gave some context in a Facebook post below.

“There have been countless times that I have been guilty of not doing something I said I was going to. Whether it be a change of heart, paralyzed by fear or the amount of work it will take, or not thinking I can actually make it work. It still happens to me and is something I think majority of us will go through for the rest of our lives. Living in fear and doubt is no way to live and you’ll end up with more regrets than moments you were proud of yourself. Perfectionism equally paralyzes you. But here’s the good news, we are all perfectly imperfect, we have to get messy before we can be good at anything. Strap on a rubber butt so that when you fall down you bounce right back up.”

Everyone has untold stories of pain and sadness that make them love and live a little differently …