Success, gaga and big shoes

May 20, 2011 - 04:31 | 4 replies

Small things, Big things

I've been thinking about Lady Gaga lately. She pops up and out everywhere I look. For instance Mayi Carles from Heartmade talked about Lady Gaga. First of all, Mayi herself is quite a character. And she's proud to be a character. Second of all the thing about Lady Gaga is... Well, she's brilliant. The brand is full of win. It smells of success.

The reason why I've been thinking about all this is I'm a modest person. Way too modest. Annoyingly modest. Stupidly modest. Got the point? I cannot do that. I'm not capable of being a ladygaga or even a mayicarles.

That's what's wrong with me. I'm too damn nice and rather shy. I cannot go to extremes. I don't like to annoy. I don't like to step on anyone's toes. I'd need bigger shoes to do that.

That's my problem. To be successful in anything you must not be afraid to annoy or even make someone hate you. There's nothing wrong with it. This tweet is circling around. It goes something like: If nobody hates you, you are doing something wrong. There's a point there.

Maybe I don't need to be a ladygaga. Being a little bit of mayicarles might be enough. But how to hell do I get there, if I'm so stupidly modest?

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Nice thinking. Same kind of stuff I go through too. You need to stand up and let everyone see how great you are! :) Gaga is great and she has created her image and plays her role well, and yes, a lot of it is a role which isn't too far from her own identity because it's credible. So maybe you need to learn a new confident professional role that you can switch on when it's needed. Sort of super hero of webdesign!

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Mervi on May 20, 2011 - 17:44 said:

Super hero of web design. I like that. A lot. :D Thanks for you encouraging words, it's sort of good to hear I'm not alone with this. I don't think you have anything to worry about, talented guy as you are.

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