381: Changing characters ​

Between Christmas and New Year lies a few strange days where nobody really knows what day it is. We feel ready for change in the new year. But are we really?

  • The character we play in life can change whenever we choose, yet we’re hooked on playing the role rather than breaking the mold.
  • Changing characters is weird to start with, whether it’s modifying a behavior we’re known for, or Jim Halpert starring in a Tom Clancy movie.
  • Our work benefits when we remember the new character might better serve our work, our team, and our collective goals.

It’s only weird to see Jim–err, John, in a serious role for a couple of episodes. Then the new identity suits the role much better than Jim ever could.

How could 2019 benefit from a modification of the character you play?

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