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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Being Unconventional

Unconventional means not conventional, not bound by or in accordance with convention. It also means being out of the ordinary. For example an unconventional thinker.

I recently read an article about why a CEO hired a particular gentleman to work for him. He said it was because this person was a strong, unconventional thinker. Wow! This really made me think of the attributes a person brings to a business. So many time we chose to follow the same path we have always chosen. Sometimes what we need to do is focus on a totally different mindset. If we surround ourselves with different, out of the ordinary ideas then a different outcome plays out!

Is the risk worth the reward? Is there something you have thought about trying, but conventional wisdom has won out? What if for today you take one unconventional idea and put it in into action? Something out of the ordinary. Something nobody would expect you to do. You too can be like the gentleman who was hired by the CEO. You would be a strong, unconventional thinker!

8 comments:

Laura said...

Great blog. I think being unconventional is under rated. More people should live outside of the box.

Denise said...

Well Said! Great post.

Linens and Laurel said...

This is the encouragement I needed today. I have moved out of the "box". It is scary! Looove your tools on etsy. Nancy (livinonthefringe on etsy)

Michele Reed said...

Awesome post, Michelle! Looking forward to following your blog! Here's to thinkin' outside the box!
Michele
LittleRedCottage.etsy.com

fookaDESIGNS said...

Great post! Everyone should definitely do this more.

Lisa said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting www.abeadaday.blogspot.com!! I just love this article! YES, you are so right!! I am just now beginning to find the routine, day to day "comfort" of doing the same things very frustrating! It really does just take "changing your mind" to be or do something different! Have a great evening, Lisa C.

Darlene Martin said...

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

-Albert Einstein

Ripper Arts said...

Great post.