A great book that has really touched a part of me is The Fearless Fish Out of Water How to Succeed When You're The Only One Like You by Robin Fisher Roffer.
The author talks about how she has always felt like a fish out of water and never really belonged to any one group. She is a successful best selling author and CEO of Big Fish Marketing and works with high profile clients such as A&E, Bravo, and CNN.
I have also always felt like a fish out of water. I was raised in a family that put more emphasis on marriage and raising a family than believing that a person can be and do anything they want in life.
I on the other hand have always thought out side of my traditional upbringing and wanted to move to New York City to become a famous writer. Small town America residents were not supposed to think and dream so big. So that always put me on the outside looking in.
One of the author's paragraphs struck an especially nice chord for me, "accepting yourself for your differences, showing your strengths, celebrating your style with grace and confidence, and learning to let others shine a light on you-you'll become the inspiration you were meant to be."
Or how about, "Standing out can be lonely. It has its challenges. But it's also an exceptional opportunity."
"Apologize for who you are and others will see you as someone to pity."
"Accept yourself and others will follow."
This book is filled with inspirations that really took me by surprise because they spoke directly to who I have been most of my life.
Pick it up and read it and let me know what you think....