YOU changed my life by providing strength, encourangement and permission to be wrong. To take a chance on something you believe in and ship often. To be REMARKABLE (and Squawkable). I'm a much happier person for this. My happiness has touched others close and far from me as well.



Pat Ferdinandi (aka the Parrot Lady)

 

If you're remarkable, then it's likely that some people won't like you. That's part of the definition of remarkable. Nobody gets unanimous praise -- ever. The best the timid can hope for is to be unnoticed. Criticism comes to those who stand out. Playing it safe. Following the rules. They seem like the best ways to avoid failure. Alas, that pattern is awfully dangerous. The current marketing "rules" will ultimately lead to failure. In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is failing. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.