This is kind of an odd topic, but it’s a topic that centers around being authentic, confident, and vulnerable. I may (or may not?) seem somewhat put together. I’m a mom and a business owner. My home is usually pretty clean, and my bills are always paid. I try to maintain a relatively normal life, but inside I’m just a big dork. I like to be silly and poke fun at myself. Whenever we take photos, I inevitably take one with my eyes crossed and my tongue sticking out. I say dumb things sometimes, I trip over my own feet, and I like telling corny jokes. Honestly, we all have that weirdo inside of us, and I think it’s important to embrace it!

It’s not always the right time to be a nerd, but I really think it helps people to see the real you. Our weird quirks are what make each of us special and unique. It helps to have our guard down, to be more relatable, and to be okay being a dweeb sometimes. That’s why I think we should all be embracing our weird side!

It’s What Makes You You

We all wear a lot of hats. Mom, employee, boss, sister, wife, friend, aunt, grandma, whatever. We are all a combination of many things, but our weird things are the attributes that really ring a unique bell with people. People love authenticity and vulnerability, and we can smell it from a mile away even if we don’t realize it. The people I’ve always felt the most connected to, are the people who aren’t afraid to be uncool, less than perfect, and real. Your weird tendencies are the special things that make you you, and we all love seeing those sides of people. 

This is helpful in relationships and friendships, but it’s also helpful when it comes to business. In my Peak Business Academy, I talk about how to use vulnerability to grow an audience or customer base. This is about being honest and letting your personality shine, not trying to be perfect and professional all the time. 

It’ll Help You Find Your Tribe

The thing about authenticity, confidence, and vulnerability is that they tend to act as magnets in other people. The more authentic you are, the more you’ll draw in other authentic people. The more vulnerability you feel okay with showing, the more others will feel okay to be vulnerable. The more confident you are in who you are, the more others will feel confident in themselves as well. If you want to find other wierdos like yourself, you have to let your wierdo flag fly. I sometimes feel self conscious when I accidentally show how much of a dweeb I can be, but more often than not, it brings me closer to the people around me. Being weird is an icebreaker, and it lightens the mood and brings people together. 

Maybe you like making funny faces, you laugh at your own jokes, you curse too much, your hair is always a mess, you love practical jokes, or you like to paint your face for football games. Maybe you love singing embarrassing songs alone in the car, you like to drink your soda warm, or you like to dip your french fries in your ice cream. Embrace your weird side, it’s what makes you special, and it’ll help you to find your own weird tribe. 

I’d love to know, what makes you weird? 

xo Natalie