Since launching my blog a little over a month ago, I have had 2 good friends launch blogs and have had many conversations with others about how to launch or improve their blogs. It has been an interesting experience for me and one that has presented itself in other forms previously.
I know that I think about things differently than most…or do I? Check out my blog post called imposter and see if that’s you too. According to the feedback I’ve gotten, I must be a pretty average, common kind of guy.
But here’s the reality: I’m THAT guy.
What does “that” mean? Well I’m not sure. I’ve narrowed it down to 2 definitions as it relates to me and my experience:
First, it could mean that people find me untalented and simple, so when they see me do something big (like launch a blog), they think “if HE can do it, then I know I can do it.”
Or a second, and hopefully more realistic, definition would be that I am someone that others like to follow and that I quite possible inspire them to more and to reach higher.
I think there is definitely a leadership lesson here for all of us…and the power that we each hold in being THAT guy…
So, am I alone here? Have you experienced this when you’ve taken a huge risk and tried something big?