5 Ways To Build A Thicker Skin So You Can Go Through Life Smiling
Darius Foroux

I’m in an industry where a thick skin is required. Egos are so enormous you can sense them emotionally from across the room. I do my part with working hard and networking with whomever I can. However there’s always a minor few who totally reject me while embracing others they deem worthy to be in their circle. Although it still hurts to be tossed aside for reasons unknown, I’ve come to realize there’s nothing wrong with me, it’s just that something is wrong with them. They either see themselves as better than me or they fear my creativity and talent since it rivals their own. Negativity breeds negativity. On social media they brag about getting lots of jobs, having fans and traveling to make appearances. At the same time, they’re hiding behind lifestyles that don’t last forever and eventually, their attitudes will come back on them someday. So I have to remind myself these individuals are mere drops of water in a vast lake. I have to like myself before anyone can like me.