That was the leading question from my talk at TEDxBoulder 2012. Will I be enough?
It’s a question I struggled with for pretty much the first 37 years of my life. On occasion, it sneaks back in. Who am I? Why am I doing this? Why the hell would anyone listen to me when there’s a perfectly good taco stand around the corner?!
The answer? ME is enough. And ME being ME is all my audience wants. And I can pretty well guarantee that it’s all your audience wants from you, too.
We’re fed enough bullshit to know what’s bullshit — which is why I can’t be anything but exactly who I am. Like it or lump it like a stash of heroin you’re trying to sneak through customs, this is Erika.
So, if you’ve ever needed validation that YOU is enough to build the kind of brand you want to build, you might enjoy a piece over on Forbes.com today. I was humbled to have been asked to be a part of this piece — Why It’s Better For Your Career To Be Loathed Than Liked. And no, I’m not asking you to hop on over there because it features me.
I’m saying that if you’ve ever needed validation that YOU is enough, it’s right here in print today — and accessible from any device connected to the Interwebz.
Meet an ex-stripper, the smartest guy in the world, and a lippy redhead. We’re all UNpopular. Loathed by some. Loved by others. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Click here to read Why It’s Better For Your Career To Be Loathed Than Liked on Forbes.com.