Tell your own story

Unless you intend to hire a professional spokesperson, translator, or biographer, you should never assume that another person will plea your case, make your point, sell your idea, speak up for you, or fight for your cause with the same level of conviction, clarity, and concern as you.

It’s no one else’s job to be your ambassador. And even if it is, the consequences of how your feelings, ideas, and actions are perceived will still be yours to keep.

You can shift responsibility to others, but it will always be your burden to live with the results.

Take ownership for the integrity and intelligence with which your story is told.

You have a voice for a reason. Use it with pride and prudence.

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