Go Weird or Go Home, How to Become Master Weirdo
If you are going to be a wierdo, please make sure you master it 😉
· Always ask and suggest “what if” questions!
Average people either do not ask any questions or ask “why” questions? However weird people suggest “what if” and brainstorm new creative ways to get things done.
· Keep the energy up and wear a smile at ALL times.
We live in a society where people are always tired, complaining and mad at life. It takes a weird person to be able to keep the energy up with beautiful smile. Such behavior not only tricks the brain to block out negativity, but also activates people’s mirror cells and boosts their power associating you and your presence with happy vibes.
· Take “risk-free” risks that most people are afraid to take.
Do not hesitate to dye your hair with some pop colors, get an unusual haircut once in a while, wear a bright piece of accessory at all times, greet a stranger as if you have known them forever, and offer to help someone. These sound and feel risky, but hey you can always change your hair color, your hair is ever growing, you can hide the attention attracting accessory, and chances are you won’t see that stranger often. So what you are doing is normalizing risk-taking behavior and rewarding your brain for stepping out of its comfort zone, which are vital to growth and development in life.
· Break some rules,
As much as I do not encourage actions that cost you your employment or endanger you, I do invite you to stay away from becoming a total follower. Many rules and regulations around us only to make it easier to be controlled by governments, bosses, and managers. People often make rules because they did not know how to get things done better. A professional weirdo would think and critique rules, and if they have better ways to getting things done, they stand up and propose a change.
As a teacher, mentor and coach, I have to assure you we see people who challenge rules as assets to our entities. So do not be afraid of looking or coming across as weird.
· Learn simple DIY tricks.
Most people go with basics in life and prefer being a consumer because basic is easier. Learning some simple DIY skills breaks the norm mentality, makes you look smart and evokes conversations. Also, they put you in the position of authority and educator.
There are only two types of people that have issues with wired people: those who wish they dared to be one and those who are one. In both categories, being weird is a positive attribute whether people show it or hide it.