Be a Maverick!
zzzzzz . . . snoring . . . zzzzzzzzz . . . snoring . . . zzzzzzz . . . uh ahhhhh, I'm sorry. I get like this a lot these days. Every thing seems so BORING! Yup, boring. I have been wondering where has all the creativity gone. T.V. Shows, boring, radio, boring, blogs (some are great) but many are boring, social networking sites, engaging but boring! What is my point? It seems the mavericks are gone or are being coached into boring vanilla yes men by scared $#@less V.C.'s who are too afraid to put it out there.
I wanna see some creativity. I wanna see some mavericks to push the envelope. Look I ain't saying there aren't cool new ideas or that we aren't seeing some great stuff rise up. New will always be new. But, I think we need some folks to shake things up. Some folks who are looking at things from a twisted angle. Homies (meant to be gender agnostic) who aren't afraid to ask funky questions and tackle problems from a different bent. I want mavericks, those cats who thumb their nose at convention and blaze their own trail with originality. Folks who set the stage for everyone else. The world is full of me too's. Now, their ain't nothing wrong with that, because money is being made. But, we need more leaders. If ya think about it. It is the maverick, the creative that drives our culture. Ray Kroch and McDonalds set the tone for all of fast food. Look at your jiggling belly and now you can if you wish curse Ray. With out Henry ford, we are all walkin to work, now look at your jiggling belly again and curse Henry. Yup GM is also a copy cat. Google is a copy cat. A good one, but we all know they weren't firs to search. I think my point has been made.
As you look at your business, your role at work, your blog, or any other part of your life, ask yourself at what angle are you viewing it? Turn it upside down man, now spin it around. Look at it differently. How many views can get? How do things look different?
Once you are looking at it different, what are you gonna do? Come on now, think. Dig deep. Do something different. Be creative, don't confine yourself. What ever ya do, DON'T be afraid. Don't box yourself in. Take chances, push the envelope, be a maverick!
It is a simple equation: MAVERICK + CREATIVITY= UNIQUENESS(COMMITMENT+EFFORT)=SUCCESS
I'm no math major, but it seemed kinda cool to make an equation.