Our lives are not defined by our failures or the past. They are defined by how we take those regrets and move forward without dwelling on what might have been.
The rise of the personal brand means loyalty between employee and company only exists when it’s mutually beneficial. Outside of that, it’s all about you. It might seem a little selfish but that’s what the marketplace requires us to do. We don’t have a choice anymore. Show too much loyalty and you could find yourself in the unemployment line.
There are plenty examples of bad, unethical PR professionals and just as many in the media world. The difference is a small majority of writers finds pleasure in other people’s misery or embarassment. I wonder how they’d feel if we spilled the beans on how they ask us for free products, free trips or other favors all the time.