Leave you're Ego at the door.
As Robin Sharma once said,
"Leadership is not a popularity contest, it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title"
As magicians, we do everything to be liked. The difficulty is to actually be yourself, in a world forcing you towards conformity. Only by finding yourself and identifying you unique personality, will you be able to enrich your existence, and that of others.
A contrived perception of your image does not have to become your reality, you have the opportunity to become whoever you desire!