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Step from behind the initials

Step from behind the initials… please.

I always found initials confusing.

Maybe because I made many up, coming along.

I guess you could say I have a lack of respect for them (as a whole). But of course not when they matter for your life. Like being a Medical Doctor (MD) or a Lawyer (JD/Esq) or a Registered Nurse (RN).

The public, we want to know who we are trusting with our body, our money, our loved ones, etc.

initials, credentials, fun story short

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sure training and education matter, but when does it become like a “pissing contest”. Who can pee the furthest? Can I do it? Can I “pee” here?

I can pee better than you. See…

And when does it (all the initials that you lead with) become almost scary to those we are trying to reach and connect with. If you want to “live” in a place where the more initials the better, great – you will be known for that in that world of “my initials define me”, but no one really cares outside of that world.

Is it validation you want the most, because we all want that.

For me though, I’d rather be validated for everything before the initials, not after my name. That’s were the transparency and authenticity lies, before the initials. At one point I had 11 certifications, (all expired today), still have 2 college degrees and a license. But I don’t talk about them unless they are in my act somehow and connect to a joke.

 

Are you hiding behind yours? Is there something you want to do or say that has nothing to do with your initials?

 

You should visit that place once in a while. That place were initials are gone and the “real” you shines and connects with others who want to know the person behind the initials.

 

Yes, you should be proud of your accomplishments, but just remember people “buy YOU” (and buy into YOUR advice) not your initials when it comes to liking, knowing & ultimately trusting you.

 

I can’t help myself –  Jane Smith, CD, POI, OIC, OAB, IBS, OMG, WTF, LOL

 

(Compact Disc, Person of Interest, Opioid Induced Constipation, OverActive Bladder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Oh My God, What the Fuck, Laugh Out Loud) 🙂  🙂  🙂