THE CRAZY ONE’S
Here’s to the Crazy One’s…..
What is your greatest strength?
My Mom always said I was always ‘different’, that I never liked thinking inside the box. She said that she would never forget the first day I came home from kinder garden and asked, “How old do I have to be to quit school?” My Mom thought, ‘Oh no, I’m in for it.’
Next, she said she took me ice skating and I loved it. All the people at the ice skating rink went crazy for me and thought I had great potential.. I was a little toe headed 5 year old, I loved it and I was so young, so my Mom signed me up for classes. She said I hated it because there was rules and I had to do what the instructor was telling me to do and when to do it. She said that I just had too much of a free spirit to have any restrictions.
Then, she said she would never forget the first parent-teacher conference when I was in second grade. She said the teachers said, “Erin is really smart, she just isn’t applying herself.” The teacher went on to say, “When we are doing English, she wants to do Math and when we are doing math, she wants to do Science.”
She said I was a rebel at heart. She went on to tell a story of when I was in junior high. She said that one day I came home from school with one side of my hair shaved. She got really upset with me and said, “You can’t shave your head, you’re are in trouble.” She said the next day, I came home after school with the opposite side of my hair shaved.
Then, I grew up, graduated from high school and almost everyone I knew went off to college or was getting jobs working for a companies…. And I decided to drop out of college and become an entrepreneur, go figure!
In my opinion my greatest strength is my Divine Spirit, You can call it entrepreneurial spirit, thinking out of the box, free spirit, the rebel who doesn’t like rules, being ‘different’… Some people may even call me ‘crazy.’ That within me that is my highest self. The part of me that desires to expand, to explore, to push the limits, going beyond cultural dogma, evolving and soaring.
I see this same Divine Spirit in people I know… The ones that stand out, the ones that are evolving the human race beyond our habitual ways. I see you… I see your Divine Spirit!
5 Ways to being true to your Divine Spirit…
1. Lose your mind: Let go of all the logical ways, the limited beliefs, and the mind chatter that misguides you.
2. Let go of social dogma: Let go of all the things you have been taught that limit your creativity!
2. Be guided by your Divine Spirit: There is a Source and a Force that you are that is an infinite innovator and creator!
3. Be true to thyself: Follow your heart and your dreams and the rest is history!
My journey as that Divine Spirit, as an entrepreneur has been beyond challenging and yet it has put me into the top 5% of women in America. (This is very difficult to imagine because I am hardly wealthy when it comes to comparing myself to the same top 5% of men in America.)
Like all things in life, our greatest strength can also be seen as our greatest weakness from others. I say, “don’t listen”… be true to thyself!
This Divine Spirit within has taken me on adventures and journeys, beyond the average persons comfort ability. I’ve gone alone into places around the world, where most wouldn’t dare to go, let alone by themselves.
My ‘craziness’ has allowed me to not live in the social dogma of fear. No, no… in fact, my greatest ‘fear’ as a crazy one is not living on the edge. I see ‘normal’ or commitment to being socially content as crazy.
It’s no wonder that my favorite song is ‘Crazy’ by Gnarls Barkley…
And that my favorite commercial is apple’s 1997 commercial about ‘The Crazy One’s’… Do you remember it?
” Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the trouble makers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently, they’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, about the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things, they push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius … because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
So, here’s to the crazy one’s… Your Divine Spirit, your greatest strength!