In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Gabrielle Chanel
Were you either picked on as a child or did you see other people get picked on for being different from the crowd? I clearly remember a game called ‘The odd one out’ where everyone would stand around in a circle and you’d wait for the instigator of the game to come up with a reason to reject you for being different.
And, of course, it sent a clear message; ‘Do everything you can to fit in.’
Which is fine for some careers. But when you start your own business or you’re a creative, fitting in is a death nail in the coffin of your career. It’s vitally important that you stand out. That you’re memorable in some way.
You don’t have to be wildly different like Lady Gaga, but you do need to reach for those … [Read More...]