My Iowan buddy Mike Wagner recently gave a fantastic TEDx talk about the value of being strange.
I absolutely consider myself to be strange… and I’m kinda proud of it.
And what’s more, I think happiness at work is only possible when you can be yourself at work, i.e. when you’re allowed to be strange or maybe even celebrated for being so.
Have you heard about Zappos’ principles? One of their values is “Create fun and a little weirdness” so they as a company celebrate strangeness.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
– Hunter S. Thompson.
How about you? Are you strange? Are you allowed to be strange at work or do you have to conform?