2018 has been my year of leadership reflection.

It all started with a rage update to my LinkedIn profile. I don’t remember why I raged that day. Never did it before. Haven’t been in that state since. However, something that day sparked me to change how I wanted people to view me. A bit of honesty in an otherwise fake news world.

Before I changed the channel, I had the usual corporate speak about entrepreneur, revenue, bootstrapping, headcounts, C-level, Founder, and so on. I was just playing the LinkedIn game, keeping up with the Joneses. Never felt great about it, but competed nonetheless.

I had been thinking about what’s important to me and those metrics and status levels were not it. I probably received some feedback and thought that if people understood what really mattered to me, they might help me help them. So I changed the channel:

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There it is. Baring my soul for what is important to me. Little did I know that I was outlining my values at that time. Thank you to Raman Chadha of the Junto Institute for turning up the brightness for me.

I also wanted to explain better what I am most proud of during the last 14 years at cleverbridge. Spoiler alert: it’s not miles traveled, revenue growth rates or profitability.

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At the end of the day, people and culture are what matters to me. I want former, current and future employees, partners, clients and friends to know this.

What is really important to you? Are you hiding it from the world? Go make the change now!

Global flexible billing entrepreneur of @cleverbridge with a passion for recurring payments and customer experience. @hydeparkangels board

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