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Seth Godin introduced me to a new word last week.

The word fungible describes something that’s easily exchangeable or replaceable.

Unfortunately, it’s a word that can be used to describe many people in today’s workplace.

People who are fungible look like everyone else, they’re robotic, they’re beige and they’re in danger of being replaced.

Replaced by someone offshore, by a cheaper option, by a computer.

If there’s nothing distinguishable about you and what you do, your career is in trouble.

Thankfully, there is an alternative.

It’s bringing your ideas, your brilliance, your energy to the office.

It’s understanding that looking like everyone else may seem like the safe option, but in reality it’s putting your future in jeopardy.

You are unique and you have something to offer.

You owe it to yourself to bring it.

Because it’s no fun being fungible!

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