I always try to be myself. I make a daily effort to genuinely express who I am to everyone I bump into. This has enabled me to connect with a great many people in life and establish wonderful friendships along the way.
That being said, I have to also accept the fact that not everyone likes “me”.
I am slowly learning that some people are just not ready for the full “Mike Lair” all at once – And that’s okay. But that doesn’t mean that I am stop being me. It means that, while I am me, I have to also give everyone else permission to be themselves.