Chapter 2 - Secure Your Shoulder Harness
Freak - "A person who is obsessed with or unusually enthusiastic about a specified interest"
Normal - "Conforming to the standard or the common type"
Which would you rather be?
If you put a crab in a bucket of crabs, they will not climb out because they will pull each other back in when one tries to escape
Your friends and family may do the same thing
2 Key Reasons
1. You make them look bad
"When you step outside the status quo, you become like a giant mirror that reflects the reality of their life back to them"
2. They simply aren't as corageous as you
"People don't resent you for being brave, they resent themselves for being afraid"
Embrace your freaky nature: 5 strategies
1. Stop being likeable
President Obama disliked by 49% of population
When you stop being like other people, they stop liking you
2. Become Laughable
Everyone laughed at Elon Musk, Oprah , Jet Blue, Walt Disney
3. Define Success
What does success mean to you? Write it down
4. Get A Grip
"50% of people wont go to your funeral if the weather is bad"
Only 10 people will cry at your funeral
Stop caring what other people think
18-40-65 - At 18 we worry about what people think, at 40 we stop worrying, at 65 we realize no one was thing about us at all
Don't let people who don't matter, matter
5. Reduce Recovery Time
We all get knocked down. How quickly we get up is what separates us
2 minute rule
If you're going to get better, you have to push yourself. If you push yourself, you're going to fall. If you're not falling, you're not pushing. Falling is part of getting better.