Honesty may be a virtue, but earnesty is a victory

When we’re
willing to be intentional and enthusiastic and sincere and thoughtful and most
of all, human, about the work we do,
it’s hard for people to turn it down. Or walk away. It’s just so damn unexpected. 

I’ve been wearing a nametag twenty four seven for the past seventeen years. And
not a day goes by without a complete stranger either asking me why I’m wearing
it, or simply saying hello as we cross paths. 

It never gets old. And what’s
fascinating about these encounters is, the moment I pause to look people in the
eye, smile and respond to them with an answer that’s nothing less than
completely earnest, their entire demeanor shifts. I can literally see their
face and body and energy change because of this brief interaction. 

doesn’t make me a hero, just a human. 

But that, to me, is a victory. Especially
in a world that is growing increasingly disconnected, cynical and cold,
earnesty is always the best policy. It’s the one thing people don’t want to
admit they want from each other. 

Not authenticity or staying grounded or
keeping it real or walking in your truth or whatever other bullshit corporate
buzzword is selling books at the airport these days. 

Earnesty. It’s not a
strategy, it’s the default setting of the human heart. 

As opposed to what
happens when the ego is working overtime to sound cool. 


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Scott Ginsberg

That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  



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