Quirk: individual peculiarity of character; mannerism or foible;
Quirkiness is courage and foibles rock
I was participating in a twitter chat the other night and the discussion revolved around the fear and discomfort of stepping into the best version of who you are…and I coined the phrase ‘rock your quirk’
You know…the parts of yourself that you really love, but you aren’t sure that others will love (or even like those parts of you).
Or maybe you’re in the process of discovering those parts…peeling back the layers, getting to the juicy parts.
When you shine the light on your quirks, your peeps will show up.
Everyone will tell you to “be yourself” and for the most part that is true, but I also think you need to think about whom you want to be and what do you want people to feel when they are in your space.
So how do you rock your quirk?
explore your edges
We all have them. Edges are qualities or traits that you want to heighten or amplify. How can you play them up, use them more, and get identified with them.
start closing the gap
Remember I said a combination of being yourself and who you want to be is a good one? So…what will it take to be who you want to be? Is it a matter of turning the dial a few degrees or do you want to spin the dial in a major way…while remaining authentic and true to your core values.
look at those you admire
What are those people doing differently? Chances are the people you admire are polarizing in some way. They have drawn a line in the sand and dare you to step across it with them.
don’t be afraid to show what lights you up
There’s a lot of talk about passion (yes, even from me) but showing enthusiasm, exuberance, and excitement for the things you are passionate is incredibly attractive. Quite simply, people want to be around others who love (or greatly enjoy) what they do and who they are…they love their life.
don’t wait for approval
There are times when we all seek and at times, need approval, validation, and someone to tell us it’s ok. This is not one of those times. You may need someone to help you uncover those quirks, but you don’t need someone to tell you it’s perfectly fine to be you.
Experiment, play and have fun with your quirks.
Nobody can do you like you.