Be yourself. Everybody is telling you to own who you are with no apologies, but here's the thing that I've noticed:
Sometimes you DO have to apologize for who are being.
Consider Amy: Amy is a loving mother of two married for seven years. People really like her and there is an ease about her. It's like you meet her and you spill your deepest darkest secrets to her. Amy also is ALWAYS late and I mean Every. Single. Time. Ok, fine sometimes she makes it just in time. Recently she had a job interview downtown and she was late. They pointed it out to her as not acceptable for this particular position. She told me that if someone doesn't accept how she is then she would rather not work for them and she's just never going to change.
What do you think?
Personally it made me wonder. What if Oprah called and told her to be at X location at Z time and she would win a new house, new car, and cost of college tuition for her kids? Would she be late? Would you be late?
I'm not one to be late so I can not fathom this rational. However, it did give me a chance to reflect about the new "well its too bad if you don't like this about me because thats how I am and I'm not going to change it for you or anybody else so if you don't like it then you can just let me be" attitude going around lately.
Here is a simple Method you can use and a reminder of who you REALLY are:
Got the world figured out?
I did, until it came crashing down. I had no choice but to start over and rebuild.