Can You Smell Your BS?


I’ve been outside of radio for 3 months now. I’ve stood outside an industry I had been inside for nearly 20 years. Being on the outside looking in has given me a new perspective on my industry’s place on the global landscape.

When I ask “can you smell your own b-s?” I’m really asking you to not sweat the small stuff. We get so hung up on self importance and a belief that all that happens in our little business world matters to the rest of the planet. It doesn’t. Step outside the clique you’re in and have a broader look at what your business is about. Stop smelling your own BS.

Flickr photo by JOE M500

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9 Comments

  1. November 12, 2009

    Nice post! Much agreed! I use my wife as a way to gauge if something is important as she is not in the same industry. It is so easy to get caught up in the everyday bs of your own work.

  2. November 12, 2009

    I agree with Nick, I use the wife too to gauge if it “really” matters.

  3. graememcranor
    November 12, 2009

    Yeah, you're the host.

  4. November 20, 2009

    It's interesting to see “Designers” being worked up about not receiving an invite to a “conference”
    Don't they have more important issues to tackle?
    http://hipsterdesigner.blogspot.com/2009/11/cut

  5. asifsid
    December 10, 2009

    Its so true, i use my wife's comment to gauge it

  6. Anonymous
    December 11, 2009

    Its so true, i use my wife’s comment to gauge itn

  7. Anonymous
    December 11, 2009

    Its so true, i use my wife’s comment to gauge itn

  8. Anonymous
    December 11, 2009

    Its so true, i use my wife’s comment to gauge itn

  9. […] I’d suggest Ms Wente has a web wander over to read a few of the pieces. (Yknow, even though I’m a man who blogs). She might want to start with the one titled “Can You Smell Your BS?“ […]

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