On Wednesday, a group of Nexxt-ers organized "Weinlick Wednesday." I dressed up, wearing a button-down and tie even though I had no outside meetings. And, everyone else wore a black t-shirt and jeans.
[Photo: Weinlick Wednesday crew with Joe Weinlick at center]
A little exposition is probably in order for those who don't know me. For the past several years, my standard work attire has been jeans and a black t-shirt--perhaps with an open button-down when it is colder. I joke, with some truth, that I do it because I am lazy. Mark Zuckerberg has said that he wears the same color t-shirt every day--gray in his case--so he doesn't have to worry about what to wear. Steve Jobs had his trademark black turtleneck.
But, there are deeper reasons than laziness in my case, and I suspect for Zuckerberg and Jobs as well. In a sense, it is my uniform. Unlike Zuckerberg, I didn't start out having earned this uniform. It came from years of learning who I was, and gaining confidence that it was okay to be me at work.