Nothing worse than an overly-inflated ego, am I right?
When I walk into a room, I can just feel the ego. There’s a stench to it, like a carton of eggs left out in an Arizona summer.
But confidence – confidence is inspiring and intoxicating, more like the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
I’ve noticed that those who lead with ego seem to have a false sense of self-importance, superiority, or success. They constantly talk about how much money they make or how many employees they have (or hope to have). They walk around like they’re the first person to do whatever it is they’re doing.
It’s cringe . . And no one likes it.
Ego can be especially detrimental for young entrepreneurs and bosses – interfering with personal growth and networking opportunities. You can easily destroy your reputation by letting your ego take over.
It’s kind of like how one bad grade in school could drop your overall grade by like 15%. Ego is that bad grade.
It’s just not authentic and people will notice it, they will feel it.
On the flip side, people respect you when you’re confident and sure of yourself.
Always be yourself, there’s only one of you.
And remember, your youth is your power.