Don’t Be ‘Them’.

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Mar 22, 2018 · 4 min read
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Blisters or boots?

Lately I’m finding myself in a lot of new situations, doing a lot of different and unusual things. Some of which I haven’t done before. Heading into these unknown experiences is exciting, as I’m learning so much and connecting with a lot of interesting people. People who are ‘different’ to me.

“What are the ‘right’ types of work shoes for business women?”

(Yes, really. Bare with me.)

“What are the right types of shoes for ME to be doing business in?”

The literal answer (if you’re interested) is: spangly trainers or Doc Martens. But it represents a whole lot more than what it seems. It reflects my identity, my culture, my values and beliefs. My shoes don’t really impact on my ability to do the work or produce the results, but they are an important part of HOW I work.

You don’t need to conform to collaborate.

When you’re working in tune with what’s in both your heart and your head, then you’re bringing your whole self to what you do. That is way more effective and ‘real’ than being a blister-footed imposter in court shoes.

Your identity is your Unique Selling Point.

It’s worth being more connected with our values, and the strengths and foibles which make us each unique. When we maintain awareness of what’s important to us, we’re able to be more fully present in what we do. We’re able to give the best of ourselves, whatever we’re wearing.


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Mich Bondesio

Social Entrepreneur

Mich Bondesio

Curious about connection, communication, design, learning, wellbeing and potential. Sharing thoughts on doing life and business better in our digital world.

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