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Discover The Different Key To Success…

I can’t say enough thanks to Dan Walderschmidt for seeing the beauty in being different. I just read an article he wrote after his TedX experience called “Success Starts With You Being Different“and I have never read something before that completely encapsulated my whole mission statement.

And… he said it in only 6 easy steps.

  1. Being different won’t kill you…
  2. Being different will get you noticed…
  3. Being different won’t have people outwardly lauding you… (at first)
  4. Being different secretly makes people respect you…
  5. Being different probably won’t get you the incremental job promotions…
  6. Being different positions you best to be able to change the world…

I couldn’t have said it better Dan… I also was at TEDxGreenville and it was somewhat of a memory of a time when I lived in Greenville, had blue hair and found out that it wasn’t accepted to be different and very tough to find any respect in certain communities. I went through tons of tough times and lots of teary bedtimes after run in’s with people who would make rude comments or generally avoid me at all costs…that’s when I thought I would never fit in anywhere, I almost dyed my hair back to normal. That’s when I met TimTV and he inspired me to just be myself and that’s when my blog Destructo Deviations started to showcase the different side of Greenville. A year later I have learned that just being myself has made me stand out of the crowd and more opportunities than I can count.

I personally think the strongest people in this world are people who take the time to understand others, to let different become normal and to realize that the best qualities of someone is generally something that makes them stand out. Why not make your whole self your best quality?

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3 comments on “Discover The Different Key To Success…
  1. When you think about it, the ultimate conspiracy theory is the notion that DIFFERENT is inferior. It's our new brand of "allowable racism"…

    We have drugs that moderate our kids energy, advertising that sells us the universal "sexy", and schools that teach us memorization over creativity.

    No wonder in every sci-fi movie they have us all wearing that same silver jumpsuit — it's the penultimate destination for social engineered mediocrity.

    So pardon me if I want to go a direction that deviated from the script. :-)

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