Great thoughts Julien. I very much agree that trying to constantly be someone else’s version of success is draining and no way to live a fulfilling life. Whether it’s our companies or our own actions, when we stop being authentic, the long-term consequences are almost always negative.

I tried to cover this topic in a recent article, Encouraging Authenticity in a World of Conformity. If you’re at all interested, I’d value your thoughts.

Thanks again for the great article and the reminder to focus on where we bring true value and the importance of connecting on that level.

Writing helps me realize just how little I know.