“Here’s the first thing you ought to know about me…I don’t believe my own press clippings.”- Jonathan Dalton, Realtor, Arizona
Something about today’s quote resonated with me. I found it yesterday, and still chew on it as I sit here knowing that I really need to hit “send” on TAT.
The obvious and historical lesson is to remember your humility. No matter how often you are touted by others, regardless of how great you may be – you are still a person like all of those around you. And I feel that from this quote. But that isn’t the vibe that caused me to choose it.
I feel strangely motivated by this quote. Perhaps it was the context in which I found it. Jonathan acknowledged his success and also his need to see the bigger picture and stay on the top of his game. I think we are getting a little closer.
Having the buzz surrounding you or your project is wonderful. That’s one way to become successful and effect change. In fact, in my line of work, the buzz is key. However, we must remember that we create the press – the press doesn’t create us. Put another way, you are only who you are for real – regardless of what others say.
Today I want to encourage you to remind yourself that you are who you are because that is who you are. Regardless of external influences, ideas of others or popular opinion – at the end of the day, the mirror still reflects you. Make sure you are living up to your values and standards – not those fabricated by someone else. The best truth is found in you.
You all ROCK!
Turn Around Tuesday is moving into it’s second week of a rather impromptu group think. If you missed last week, TAT is getting ready to undergo some pretty big changes. We are gearing up for a big launch and a lot of excitement. But, as always, none of this happens without you.
To recap…I am looking for
* your favorite quotes
* topic suggestions
* interesting stories concerning your personal experience with TAT
If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know. Deadline is midnight (EST) Sunday, June 15, 2008.
I mentioned a prize…right now it is a boring little $25 gift card. If you have any ideas or suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.
Have I mentioned how much I appreciate you guys?