The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness

April 09, 2008

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"My experience as an individual, consultant, parent and leader indicates that efforts to fix weaknesses are ineffective. Furthermore, I believe that the goal of being well-rounded is both undesirable and impossible to attain. The purpose of this manifesto is to explain why I believe this and to offer a better alternative. [...] These examples from my life illustrate the three primary lessons of this manifesto. 1.There is nothing wrong with you. Weaknesses are important clues to your strengths. 2.You find success when you find the right fit. You need to match your unique characteristics to situations that reward those qualities. 3.Your weaknesses make you different. They make you a freak and it's good to be a freak."

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