You’re about as real as a $3 bill.
Ladies and gentlemen, I first want to start today’s daily read with a reminder that we here at The Library don’t believe in personal shots at anyone. Moreover, I want to state the golden rule (disclaimer) before anyone decides to crucify me on this wonderful start to my weekend: If it don’t apply, let it fly. Got it? Great.
That being said…
You’re about as real as a $3 bill. I repeat that because it’s something that needs to be said to all of us today. I found myself sitting in a job interview earlier this week answering the following question:
“So, what do you think makes a qualified leader?”
One of my immediate answers was the word: Transparency. This is an answer that you’ll hear often in conversations of business practice and leadership, because in most facets, you need to be as open as possible in order to have the most successful outcome for your brand.
But what most of us fail to realize is that we’re practicing business in the negative definition of transparency, and it’s becoming quite irritating.
I spend a lot of time on the internet and there are a lot of us that sit online and preach about how real they are, which I’m realizing couldn’t be the furtherest from the truth. In order to be a successful leader in this industry and in this world, you need to understand the difference between transparency and being as clear as freshly waxed window. Personally, I can’t tell you the amount of texts I’ve received with praise over The Library, and then when it comes time to show public support, they are nowhere to be found. I’m not sure if it’s competition, your ego, or lack of manners, and I don’t care. Allow yourself to be open as a leader, but do not be so transparent that the next person can see right through your actions. We all think that being shady will get you ahead in life, and time and time again you are proven otherwise. You lose your credibility and above all, you lose all respect from those that were on your side in the first place.
Like we said earlier this week in Monday’s read (which was fabulously written by Miss Spilled Tea), if you’re going to talk about it, be about it. We’re all guilty of being fake every once in a while, but recognize your actions and fix your transparency issue. And if you consider yourself one of the “realest on the web”, please google the definition of it because more than likely, you’re wrong. Because we shouldn’t be able to see through you like 1 ply toilet paper boo. It’s not cute.
Enjoy your weekends my darlings and be sure to report to us all of your shenanigans come Monday!