I have really enjoyed this article, it is a very honest and thought provoking read.
What it makes me think about is how many times I have gone into a new role or company and undervalued myself, my experiences and unique perspectives.
For example I grew up in a family that loved a good debate, and sometimes these debates could spill over into a lively row - very early in my life I learned how to be an intermediary. I also learned how to be quite persuasive and now later in life two of the thing I do best are facilitating discussions and developing new business opportunities.
Maybe we don't need to air our personal experiences in the workplace but that doesn't mean we can't use the things we have learned.
Great article - worth a read.
After all, as an evangelist, you’re not just selling a product. You’re selling a dream, especially in a startup. You’re selling leadership. You’re selling hope. You’re selling a vision of the future that you strongly believe it’s in customers’ and investors’ own interests to buy into. And if you don’t, you can’t expect anyone else to do the same.