During lockdown, I’ve been entertaining myself with all kinds of things – books, TV, movies, music – that are old favorites.

Which is what lead me to Styx.

That’s right: the fluffy-haired bad from the 70′ and 80’s. While listening to their song, Grand Illusion, I was struck by the lyrics, especially in light of the events of these recent weeks.

But don’t be fooled by the radio

The TV or the magazines

They show you photographs of how your life should be

But they’re just someone else’s fantasy

So if you think your life is complete confusion

Because you never win the game

Just remember that it’s a Grand illusion

Cuz deep inside we’re all the same. 

These sentiments are so rich: Deep inside we’re all the same. Live your life, not someone else’s. All the exterior stuff is BS; don’t buy into it. Know your truth, and let it show you the way.

Taking a stand for who you are, what you’re about, and what is and isn’t OK with you, is more important than ever. Being a self-employed professional and small business owner, the choices you make have the capacity to affect your community. Who you hire. Who you work with. How you treat people. Where you spend your money.

You have more power than you may realize! Go forth. Be a good human; be a good business owner. Use your truth as a guide, and your business as a source of contribution to those around you. Boldly let your values show. Remember that a rising tide lifts all boats, and live accordingly.

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Looking for more inspiration? You can find that here.

Want some how-to on finding yourself? That’s over here.

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