I can understand playing it safe when you are a kid. Because the schoolyard teaches us to keep our emotions to ourselves. If you showed vulnerability it was used against you. If you liked something that went against the trend you got made fun of.
Granted, I’m sure a few among you were tough and cool, so you didn’t have shit to worry about. But for those of us that didn’t find our confidence till later in life, we learned that to reveal anything about ourselves was to invite ridicule.
School sucks for a lot of reasons. I think the biggest reason is that school is such a poor representation of adult, grown-assed reality. Because in school you were stuck with the judgment and the haters every weekday till you were legal. And when they are young the haters have long memories. But when you’re an adult the haters have mortgages and high-blood pressure and things of their own to worry about. They don’t have time to make fun of you. Guess what – they aren’t even paying attention.
So real life isn’t like school. If you take a risk in your business there aren’t going to be a bunch of people waiting to tease you. If you say something that doesn’t fit the mold of what everyone else is saying you are going to get reward, not ridicule. In the real world the only the people that hear you are your cheerleaders. The people that believe in you are the ones that are listening. There is (almost) nothing to worry about and a whole hell of a lot to gain.
Take a crazy risk and tell them something that’s going to get them excited.
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