The brand storyteller rambles on incessantly, “Let the world know who you are and what you can do.”
I feel the warmth when they think they have a new follower, but see expressions freezing when they see I can lead.
“You are targeting the wrong set of people”, says my mentor. There is yet another who exhorts me to stay quiet “People don’t like you if you know more than them.”
Now, I’m not sure if I want to lead or follow or be liked.
I retreat to safety of my solitude.