(New Post) The #1 Reason To Be a Little Weird

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The_Voice_(Australia)I’m sitting in a hotel room, traveling for some coaching appointments scheduled for tomorrow.

I bet you can’t guess what I did right before writing this?

Is your guess “lifting weights” because I’m huge?  I appreciate that, but that’s not what I was doing.

Prior to sitting down to write this short blog post, I was watching clips of the best blind auditions on the show “The Voice.” (Did you know Keith Urban is a judge on the Australian version of the Voice? That felt like he was cheating on American Idol.)

Why was I doing that? Because I needed to get inspired to write.

I spent the day traveling from home to nice southern town in Kentucky…but it was a dreary, grey day and writing is the last thing I wanted to do.

So, I went to one of my standbys for a quick hit of inspiration, Voice auditions.

Is that a little weird? It is.

So is watching the, “How you do you like dem apples” scene in Good Will Hunting.

I do a lot of weird things, but here’s a secret. They work.  Getting motivated isn’t a science. It’s an art, a messy art.

On any given day, there are about a billion things that can bring you down.

Quarterly taxes.

Arguing about politics.

Internet trolls.

Your bank account.

That sound your car started making that you pretended was just other cars near you but you can no longer deny it.  The list goes on and on. Demotivators, not technically a word which in and of itself bums me out, don’t play fair. Why should we?

So do something weird until you get your hype back.

The truth is, it’s not weird if it works.

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