Have You Ever Been Rejected Because You Were “Too Creative” and People Thought You Were Crazy?
If you have, you know exactly what I mean. It’s happened to me more times than I can count.
The last time I got pushed away for being too creative, I had volunteered to help a dog rescue with publicity. In one day I came up with more than 15 free or very low cost, powerful, effective and actionable ideas, and created an action plan for each of them, in one day.
The owner of the rescue didn’t think I was brilliant or helpful or just the right addition to the team.
She thought I was crazy.
She first said I was “getting carried away” and then demanded that I never contact her again because she didn’t want to “get involved with someone like” me.
That’s the last time I faced something like that. It’s also the last time I ever did or ever will let someone else’s reaction to me dictate how I feel about myself.
Today, I know that how someone else feels about me is their problem, not mine.
I’m proud of my creativity and I know its power.
But it may not be like that for you, and it wasn’t always like that for me.
After the dog rescue incident, I squelched my creative personality for over a year. I did what I thought “normal” people did. I tried to hide my creativity and my eccentricity. I acted like I thought I should, not like who I was.
That changed when I discovered the concept of the Leonardo Trait.
You can read more about the Leonardo Trait on my about page, or click here to visit Amazon and read the rest of this description. Oh, yeah, and you can buy the Kindle or softcover while you’re at Amazon, too 🙂