Most of us have heard of the devilishly handsome actor Jon Hamm who plays the devilishly handsome Don Draper in the TV series Mad Men. Don is the guy that seems to have it all, get what he wants, and always finds the way to save the day in the fast paced competitive Manhattan-based advertising firm he works for.
I’ve experienced genuine terror. Not from staring into the face of a hungry lion or looking down the barrel of a shotgun. And no I’m not an extreme sports fanatic or a solo trekker in the Himalayas. The terror I feel appears when I have to find my voice and tell a client (or any person for that matter) no.
I’m fairly certain my parents didn’t want me to earn a masters degree in defying authority but I tend to think I excelled in those studies and I‘m kind of proud of it!
Take how I dress for instance. Nobody’s gonna put Jessie in a corner and if I feel like getting my freak on or having a flair or just flaunting what I got, I’m all about it. But now after years of experience and some interesting reactions, I recognize I am communicating something very intentional with the way I choose to dress.