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It’s an oldie.
It’s another of my beloved triumph-over-adversity things.
But it’s also a reminder we should not make judgements until we’ve seen action.
Too many people – especially in adland – define someone’s abilities or talent by the company they keeps or work at.
That is both bollocks and dangerous, because success should not just be judged by accolades or accomplishments, but also attitude and actions.
I’m sure the reason why so many are so quick to judge others is to protect their sensitive egos or delusions – and while some folks expectations border on fantasy – they’re many out there who could be amazing if given the right chance in the right circumstances.
While I would never, ever, ever claim to be amazing – except in my ability to buy complete and utter tosh – I am definitely someone who prospered because some people, foolishly, believed in me which is why I’ll always prefer to work with people who have lived a life rather than an [advertising] lifestyle and why I’ll always recommend you put emphasis on the person you report to rather than the name of the agency who pays your salary.
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