The struggle is real, buttercup.
A burning desire to stand out and be different, to achieve something special… balanced by the soul-sucking instinct to fit in.
Struggling to NOT to get pulled into the same black hole of beige (beige hole?) as everyone else… but terrified of drifting off alone.
Every fibre in your body screaming at you to keep your head down, don’t make waves, FFS DON’T BE WEIRD.
Don’t be that kid with the pants on her head, composing songs about mushrooms.
Don’t be different.
Sarah, one of my Superheroes, knows the struggle:
“In the shower this morning I had a flash of inspiration thinking how I’ve been struggling all my life against fitting in. Went to Germany, travelled, did things no-one else in my family has done. Do what all the other translators do? Nope, joined the Inner Circle to work out how to do it differently.
“Except I have this internal battle, want to stand out and do things differently, be mega successful, prove myself, but I’m conditioned to keep my head down, not speak out and be responsible blah blah blah –ugh!
“Time to step up!”
But the problem is, stepping up is uncomfortable and awkward.
Because most people tend to think if someone makes different decisions to them, if they do things differently, if they dare to want more THEN MAKE IT HAPPEN — most people think those others are weird.
Embrace your weirdness.
Look around. How many people do you see living the life they truly want?
How many people do you see who don’t have to worry about money?
How many people do you see in control of their lives?
Very, very few.
If you want something different, you have to DO something different.
Stick your head up and make it a target.
You are brilliantly weird and the world deserves to experience you.
If you want to free yourself from the shackles of fitting in, from the dangers of being beige and bland, you can.
Sarah stepped up and is seeing results.
You can too. Take the first step by signing up to my 49 Ideas:
Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.