Stop Following Sameness.

We’re all capable of being different. We just have to learn to swivel our hips and stop trying to be someone else.

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Paying Prince the compliment was like saying, “We’ve both found our place in music. We’ve both found ourselves.”

We don’t trust our singing talent, for one thing. Nor do we imagine swivelling our hips will get us anything but arrested.

In public school, the principal told my parents I should quit and learn something like small engine repair.

Nothing I’ve ever done was successful when I tried being like everyone else.

To quote Richard Branson: “You have to fight tremendous resistance.” That can’t be done with optimism (silly or not).

Get out there in your minivans with your 2.5 kids and designer dog, and raise awareness for the average! Be an advocate for your own, wonderfully middling life.

If we accept normalcy, we’ll never find ourselves.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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