Saturday, October 07, 2006

Boxes are for suckers

The world will try to put you in a box.

This includes people such as:

•Your parents
•Your friends
•Your coworkers
•Your bosses
•Your competitors
•The media
•Organizations of which you are a member

And the moment you realize that you don’t need their box is the moment you are set free.

In National Speakers Association, there is a form I fill out which indicates the “topic” on which I speak. There are only about two dozen options. None of them I speak on. There is no box for “approachability” or “being that guy” or “making a name for yourself.”

So, I always pick the box that says, “other.”

Because I don’t need no stinkin’ box.

And neither do you.

Pick the box that says "other."

What boxes do people try to put you in?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That Guy with the Nametag

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