It’s okay to be different

Do you want to blend in?

Or stand out?

The lyrics from Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” are a terrific reminder of how I want to live.

I heard an acoustic recording of this song a few months ago for the first time.
I knew the words, but they just hit differently that day.

“Hey, you know they’re all the same
You know you’re doing better on your own
So don’t buy in
Live right now
Yeah, just be yourself
It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough
For someone else.”

What fantastic advice for salespeople (all of us, really).

When everyone else is doing the same thing, be different.

Regardless of what others say, don’t buy into what’s “acceptable” to them.

Be your authentic self.

And remember, “It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough for someone else.”

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