This is a very cookie cutter filled world, but what if you are a cupcake with icing and sprinkles instead of a cookie? If you aren’t like everyone else there is a good chance that some people will think you are “different” or “weird”.
At CoSchedule, where I work, I read Seth Godin’s book Linchpin. For anyone who hasn’t read it, it’s a brilliant piece of artwork. I loved it.
In his book he speaks about how some schools “stamp out insight and creativity” now that doesn’t mean that there aren’t good teachers out there because there are good teachers out there, but as Seth said much of society wants and trains people to be cogs in a machine. And that goes against being a Linchpin.
When I was in kindergarten, my teacher told my mom that I was creative and that people would want to change me. She told my mom to not let them. And sure enough when I got into higher grades some teachers thought It was weird that I was always dreaming and using my imagination. Some didn’t, but some did.
The world couldn’t use a cookie cutter on me. Continue reading “Are You A Cupcake In A Cookie Cutter World: How To Be A Linchpin”