Resources for Non-Conformists :)

Posted by A.C. Ping
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"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!"
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I love this quote.

It has echos of George Bernard Shaw when he wrote,

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the World;
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the World to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

The problem is the when you setp off the train that is driving mainstream society and strike out passionately on your own - you may be left feeling isolated and alone. You may even turn to your old freinds and colleagues for support but since they are well and truly entrenched in the 9 to 5 or more like 8 to 6 merrygoround - you may be a little delusional in expecting them to provide you with support.

You must turn instead to the misfits and non-conformists as your new support network and embrace the wonder of technology to do this - that is - sign up for blogs, newsletters, join in discussions and other inspirational activities. So here's a few starters:-

TUT's Adventurers Club

The Art of Non Conformity

Zen Habits

Linchpin - Seth Godin

The Four Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss

Escaping Mediocrity - Sarah Robinson

Oh and don't forget to go out for coffee you never know who you might bump into :)

In peace and love always.



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