I’ve always been called weird since as far back as I could remember way before my entrepreneurial journey ever started. Allow me to share with you how I transformed my weirdness into my greatest asset of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Shy is an understatement to how I grew up because I was a total introvert who literally refused to talk to anybody. As a result I began being called, “Weird” in school and by those around me.
People would say things like, “Justin, what’s wrong with you, why are you so weird?” I would just ignore them as if they didn’t exist and I grew up not understanding why some people could be so mean.
As I got older my weirdness followed me. I just always felt so different than everyone else.
The majority of all my friends and classmates in high school were interested in parties, drugs, alcohol, sports, etc. I on the other hand did the complete opposite of everyone else and lived my life differently so I wouldn’t be like them.
I absolutely dreaded the few parties my friends did convince me into going to. While they were out partying I would do things like stay home on the weekend, have a hand made do not disturb sign scotch taped on my room door and attempt to break my personal record of how long I could sit meditating in a full lotus position without moving.
Naturally meditation always fascinated me through my studies of kung fu, tai chi, chi kung and yoga so I began talking about how much it changed my life at school and began actually talking so that I could help people tap into something greater and life transforming that I was experiencing.
As you probably guessed it, I did not get the reaction I was expecting, instead I was met with ignorance such as, “Meditation is for weird folks like monks and nuns” or “My pastor at church says when you meditate all you’re really doing is given Satan your power bla bla bla” (LOL I know I can’t even make this stuff up.)
As time went by I got a lil’ older, graduated high school and pursued my dreams as an entrepreneur because I realized how different from everyone else I truly was.
I had no desire to be regular, average and normal just like everyone else living an unfulfilled life working a boring 9-5 job that they hated.
It all started with a dream.
I had a dream of being so successful that I would never have to worry about money like everyone else ever again.
I had a dream that my education level wouldn’t determine my destiny in life but that I would create my own destiny.
I had a dream of one day speaking on stages jam packed with thousands of people from all around the world teaching them how to attain freedom in their lives.
I had a dream of teaching others who grew up like me how to embrace their weirdness and tap into something greater, so powerful that it cannot even be described, it must be experienced instead.
I had a dream of falling in love with the women of my dreams, having a family and traveling around the world living a fantasy lifestyle getting paid to do what I’m most passionate about which is helping others transform.
Here’s what’s so trippy about all this… every single dream I mentioned above has come true in my life as if I conspired with the Law of Attraction to co-create every single detail.
What was the weird breakthrough for me throughout all of this?
It was in realizing that our weirdness is our greatest gift and that by tapping into it you’re giving others permission to be great and embrace who they truly are.
I believe that God places dreams inside your heart for a divine purpose and that it’s our responsibility to carry out those dreams.
What’s your unique weirdness and are you ready to transform it into your biggest asset?
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