There comes a time in everyone's career when they feel like shit.
Lower than low.
They're treated badly.
They're working harder than those around them.
And being treated worse.
Their bosses are fuckheads.
Their clients are worse.
And it seems, there's no way out.
Everyone, everyone I've ever met anyway, feels this way at times.
What do you do when it strikes you, as it inevitably will?
Remind yourself what you do well.
Show some courage.
And do what you do.
Ignore the bullies, the brow beaters, the damners and the doubters.
Ignore the bullshit, the politics, the volume of vomitous venom.
And be who you are.
Remind yourself of all you've accomplished.
The accounts you have won.
The businesses you have helped to grow.
The accolades you have received.
Like a basketball coach whose team goes 60-22 one year
and 22-60 the next, remind yourself that that coach is the same coach,
the same person.
As are you.
Your past successes were not a fluke.
You are you.
If you're wearing pants, hike them up.
Keep your head up.
And your pencil down.
Do your job as only you can do it.
That's how you survive.
That's how you thrive.