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Be yourself in whatever you do

If we all were the same, the world would be a boring place. This is a favorite saying of mine. And it's true. There always are "in" jobs and professions. I am sure most of us think of the tech space as in and seem impressed when someone has a job or internship with a Google, an Apple or similar tech related businesses. 

For instance, you hear terms such as entrepreneur or startup all the time. Sometimes you hear them along with "incubator" or "co-working space", which are in vogue at the moment.  

Even if those terms describe you, your business or where you work, it is your individuality that makes you stand out to others. It also is your creativity and the ability to think outside of the box. Can you do that? It is hard to do something new or different. The ideas that seem so obvious weren't to most of us. If you are an entrepreneur or in a startup, what makes you and your business stand out? 

As part of the curriculum, colleges should teach creativity along with entrepreneurship, business, etc. It is good to be unique. It is good to think differently than others in your space.  

Doing what others have done is safe and we need people to do many jobs that are decidedly not hip or “in”. Being safe or working one of the unhip jobs may make you a success. Being creative, unique and different has the possibility to make you a trailblazer, a visionary.  

So are okay with the status quo or do you want to blaze your own trail?

As always, this post and others can be found on my blog, BusinessLawGuy’s Blog.



About the author: Neal H. Bookspan is a partner at the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of Jaburg Wilk. He assists clients with business issues, commercial litigation, workouts and bankruptcy litigation.