I love music and have a range of artists on my playlist.

Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin, Freddie Mercury, Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell all sing to me regularly, their genius on display.

But as I listen to these wonderfully talented individuals, one thing strikes me.

They are each amazing singers, but they each have their own voice.

They are brilliant, yet different.

My oldest son often asks me who the greatest singer of all is, and I start listing a whole heap of names.

“But who is the best?” he asks insistently.

“They are all great in their own way. The best is a matter of opinion,” is my standard response.

Like me, you may not be a great singer, but you can still be great at something.

And whilst their may be others who are elite at what you do, you can still be great in your own way.

With your own voice.

And your own perspective.

And your own way of expressing your capabilities.

Feel free to be influenced by the icons in your field, but find your own voice.

That’s what we’re looking for.

That’s what you’re called to deliver.