A friend said to me last night, "Maybe you should not be so open about your life and your dreams. It's intimidating." "What do you mean," I asked.
"Your always talking about how amazing your life is and all the great things you get to experience. It's intimidating to me, other people, and especially men. I'm not telling you that you have to change, but just tone it down."
I thought about what she said. I'm not trying to brag or to say, 'look at my life - I have it all together.' Instead, I'm humbled by what has happened and I want to share it with the world because if I can do it then anyone can. But by doing this do I make others feel bad?
I went to talk to my business partner and closest friend. I told him what she said and he became angry. "I'm sorry, but does Donald Trump go around humble about what he's doing? Does any great leader who found a way to live a great life lower themselves to make others feel better about their lives? You are determined to go after your dreams and because of that you radiate happiness. You try to share it with others so that they know they can do it to. And yeah, it's going to make people feel bad not because of you, but because of what they aren't doing in their own lives. So what if it's intimidating to others it's because they know they can be more and they aren't."
So today I'm grateful to my best friend David Klosen who kicked me in the pants and told me that I should be myself no matter what people say.