The Little Prince, Beauty, and Your Personal Brand
We saw a delightful stage rendition of The Little Prince by People's Branch Theatre at the Belcourt this weekend. The performance is moving, even cathartic. It connects the adult audience with a freer, more childlike version of themselves by shedding the busy-ness of the everyday.
One of the story's sweetest moments addresses the rift between significance and productivity that we too often find in the business world. Of the Lamplighter, the Prince says: "That is a beautiful occupation. And since it is beautiful, it is truly useful."
We all want to find meaning, purpose, and beauty in our work and to do it without apologies. Reconnecting with your honest, childlike essence is staying true to your "personal brand," and in turn, produces your most beautiful work.
Illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery