I recently read a blog post about being an entrepreneur and how self-centered that whole mental exercise can become. This perspective could not be more right, right now.
First off, I’ve got a big deadline coming up where it does appear to be all about me, a featured wall at Kaleid. (you’ve all heard me blab about this, April 5, blah blah blah) So I’m all up in my head about that. Then, my birthday arrives, and being the only child I am, I get visited by my parents who love and spoil me and give me money to buy new shoes and glasses. Now, if you have ridiculous vision like I do, and really need to see well, and REALLY need to get just the right glasses for “My Look” (we are talking extreme vanity here)….Then I go out and buy the highly priced pair of Docs that I’ve always wanted, which was no small effort to find…..
Have I ever spent so much time thinking about myself? EVER? Answer: no. This week, my best friend has been the mirror.
The problem with this is, as pointed out in the post: Along with being the center of the universe come your own insecurities to drag you down. You don’t gain much by considering only yourself. However, when you consider everyone else on the planet? You gain everything.
(I tried to clear my karma today by giving a little bit to a charity. To everyone at the stores I walked into this week, I am honestly sorry. The world does not revolve around me, even though I sure acted as though it did.)
I’d better get to work. And as I do, I resolve to focus on my audience and their experience, not on myself.
…because the mirror makes a terrible best friend. Trust me.