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What's the difference between eccentric and crazy?

I'm a firm believer that weird can pay off. I think uniqueness is a prized human attribute in these times of overpopulation =)

Of course we are all unique - we are after all, each one of us, at the center of the universe, are we not? But some seem to be more unique than others. Taller, shorter, richer, prettier or uglier, more talent, more outspoken, more efficient, by accident or by design, some of us really stand out. But wherever we actually sit on the Bell Curve, we are not alone.

5 WEIRD HABITS THAT MAKE PEOPLE SUCCESSFUL AND AWESOME

 

 

Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.

Thing is, during anyone's career, sometimes it gets weird--and getting weird can pay offOver at Forbes, Jason Nazar gets it done.

(Warning: these practices may work for these people, but this writer takes no responsibility for the strangeness that may cause in your life. Although, as a lifelong advocate of eccentricity, I encourage you to try them on.)

  • Argue: to steel your team's beliefs. "In business you can’t turn over the reins to someone who doesn’t know how to defend their own ideas and plans," Nazar writes. Like an ancient Sophist, you should argue with your colleagues about what they are thinking and doing. Debate forces them to articulate their own motivations and assumptions and do the same for you.

 

  • Confront:You need to be ready to call someone out. If somebody is bullshitting you, tell them. They need to hear it. Being endlessly deferential is a shortcut: instead of doing the hard work of advocating truth, you take the "easy" route of suffocating in passivity. And remember: you can train yourself to communicate better.

 

  • Be ruthless: It's healthy to have high standards. Nazar mentions George Carlin: he watched the comic master berate himself in rehearsal for missing the timing of his jokes by a few seconds. Mastery is uncompromising. As a magazine editor once told me, you have to be willing to be great, which requires ruthlessness.

 

  • Seek out rejection: Some people go their entire lives having never thrown or taken a punch (like me). It's just a punch. Some people live their lives afraid of rejection. Getting told "no" isn't the end of everything you hold dear. Neither is being left out. In fact, it's healthy.

 

What's the one thing you do that makes you highly functional and highly you?

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