Great news for all you weirdos out there.
You don’t need to fit in to succeed. It’s quite the opposite, actually.
The world needs you weird!
For my birthday this year, Team Forleo made a MarieTV montage of my silliest moments on camera. Like moonwalking across the kitchen floor, crushing a can of who-knows-what on the Jersey Shore, and enough mankinis to make your palms sweaty.
You’ll see all my quirks on full display in the MarieTV blooper reel below. And it got me thinking…
About how easy it is to fall into the conformity trap. To think you must dress yourself up — or tone yourself down — to get ahead. But that couldn’t be more wrong.
Over the last two decades of coaching tens of thousands of entrepreneurs in B-School, I’ve learned that your idiosyncrasies are your superpower. It doesn’t matter if you’re weird, quirky, adventurous, melancholy, shy, eccentric, or super passionate about DNA-splicing prehistoric dinosaur eggs.
When you embrace your “weird,” you can create, communicate, and connect more powerfully than ever.
Consider these reminders a friendly birthday PSA:
- Having a sense of humor about yourself is crucial for big success.
- Your quirks are your edge.
- To be outstanding you must Stand. Out.
- You get to create your own definition of success.
So please. Don’t hide who you are. You may have to learn, grow, and develop new skills. But you don’t need to change who you are to “make it.”
If you’ve been doubting yourself, this MarieTV blooper reel will snap you out of it.
Then keep reading below the video for my birthday wish this year.
For my birthday this year, I’d love to hear from you.
In a comment below, let me know:
- One weird thing you love about yourself, and,
- One way MarieTV has challenged, inspired, encouraged, or changed you.
Thank you for always being so generous, kind, and vulnerable in your comments. It means the world to me.
You are the reason I put my sweatsuit on every day and get to work. Until next week, stay on your game and keep going for your dreams! The world really does need that very special gift — no matter how weird it may be — that only you have.