Last week, I was interviewed by Kundan Chhabra (Course Creator at Daily OM and Contributor at Elephant Journal) to speak about how multipassionates and polymaths need not pick one to succeed.
And he shared with me why he connected with me and requested for an interview from just one FB live. We didn’t even know each other before that short live I did.
He said. “What you said about Debunking the Multipassionate Myth is so true! And I know my audience want to hear more”
It was a bit early for him as he’s 15 hours behind me. But the interview was well received – lots of people came and commented despite the early time on the other side of the planet
During the call, I realized how this topic isn’t talk about so I put together this easy 3 steps –
1. STOP trying to overly defend or explain why you’re different!
You know you’re different. And that’s the best there is.
It’s not your job to keep explaining to others why you’re different –
Because you’ll only end up isolating or alienating yourself.
As humans, we yearn for a sense of belonging and if you convey (even unconsciously) that you’re so different and you can never fit in, you’ll forever be someone that nobody connects to.
Think how even the most misfit of all have their own tribe of Misfits!
So instead of overly explaining or defending yourself –
2. SHOW your difference.
If you’re a person who comes from a professional background but loves everything woo woo – incorporate that little by little
You can do it through your wardrobe – adding a simple touch of crystal…
Or you can have those elements of it in your office.
The more you integrate your difference in your every day life, the more your difference magnifies.
Because of this,
3. SUCCEED with your difference
When you fully accept your difference and easily incorporate them in your every day life instead of dimming those difference, you make an impact on others.
Your willingness to be different and to fully light yourself up gives others that permission to be who they are too.
Think of certain people in your life that just lights up the room when they walk in –
They put smiles on people’s faces
They easily get opportunities
They are always invited to social gatherings
Instead of focusing on why you’re different, focus on how you can make a difference!
Blessing of miracles,