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Dare to diverge!

Much of what we call “expert advice” is a systemized expression of improvised strategies.

Our favorite experts did not succeed because they were experts when they began, but because they figured out ways, often unwittingly, to assimilate the elements around them into their creative process.

In other words, they made it up as they went along and we listen to them because it worked.

More often than not, the defining difference between someone who’s celebrated as an expert and someone who’s perceived to be a fool is that one succeeds and the other fails.

Even the so-called “quackpot” is embraced as an expert once his methods prove effective.

The truth about experts we often miss is that they are insightful, successful, and credible precisely because they listen to their own voice and they make their own subjective experiences the final arbiter of what is right for them.

They don’t necessarily do all the right things. They do what resonates with their inner convictions.

Experts may be open-minded enough to learn from everyone, but they are also daring enough to diverge from orthodoxy when necessary.

What about you?

I’d love to hear from you.

Cheers,

T.K. Coleman

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  1. I’m following in the footsteps of my ‘quackpot’ father, who was really a very faithful genius..(Which I am not!.. Not a genius…. but definitely a ‘quackpot’ at times!) I’m hoping that by sharing his wisdom successfully, it may clear his quackpot title, seeing as he is no longer here to do so for himself. Thanks for the encouragement!

    1. I like your style, Water Bearer 🙂 I’m sure you’re father’s genius has rubbed off on you quite liberally and I’m glad you’re choosing to share it with the rest of us 🙂 Thanks for sharing with me 🙂

  2. Hi T.K,
    Very well said. It sounds revolutionary 😉
    I believe, it boils down to emerging with goal at hand with your whole being! – aligning your soul, mind and heart to somehow syenrgestically allow the life force to come through- how about you T.K ? What is your biggest goal in this lifetime? By the way can you elaborate on the word “quack pot”

    1. Thanks so much, Zac 🙂 I appreciate that a lot! I love your description of what it takes. I think you said it very VERY well, Zac!

      What’s my biggest goal? Hmmmm….I have lots of creative dreams, but my biggest goal is to elevate my consciousness to a level that truly sees the magic in every moment.

      And by “quackpot” I simply mean someone who is rejected by the mainstream as crazy or heretical.

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