Embrace the Suck. Getting Comfortable being Uncomfortable.


I often get a chuckle about the 24 and 25 year old broadcast journalists complaining about getting up literally in the middle of the night to be on camera at 4am. Yeah, it ain’t fun but it also isn’t going in to make donuts either.

We all have had to “Embrace the Suck” at some point in our careers and it is how we do it that creates character and defines who we are.  It is the grit and perseverance that pushes the strong through.  So, can you …….

Embrace “the Suck”. Can you do it? Are you willing to do it? Check out this terrific Christopher Dessi, MS article.

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

I’d be remiss for not taking the opportunity to talk about being proactive to manage your career and navigating around the ‘suck’ as often as posibble.  In that vein, here are some tips on how to avoid “the Suck” altogether by finding the right opportunities for you: https://lnkd.in/eFDiRGf

finally, shout out to Getty Images and Inc.com for the terrific Green Beret image above

About Mike McNamara:

Mike has held C-Suite, Executive and Senior Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and General Management roles with Equifax, Cox Enterprises, WW Grainger, and Federal-Mogul Corporation. Mike has led sales, service and operations organizations of over 1,500 associates and accountable for P&L responsibility in excess of $250M.

Dedicated to giving back, Mike formed The MBAR Group in 2009 with the sole intent of providing pro bono career and business consulting services. Today he coaches a number of high profile media personalities as well as holding advisory board positions guiding a number of multimedia and small business startups including dot com’s TalentBlvd and TurnedUpHere.

Mike earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a Bachelors of Science from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.  He is a past chapter President of the American Marketing Association. Mike and family split time between their adopted state of Missouri and family home in NW Michigan where their philanthropic causes include The Kingdom House – St Louis, BACN in Benzonia, MI., and Samaritan’s Purse, Boone NC.

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