As it turns out, Tom wrote the foreword to the book in which he tells us: “Liberate yourself from average expectations and arbitrary limitations. Be true to yourself. Embrace the glorious freak within. And then, bring the world the greatest gift you can give the rest of us—you, in your own elegantly idiosyncratic form of excellence.”
David Rendall has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He’s a former Professor of Leadership and stand-up comedian. And… He’s so freaky that he spells his name “Dav!d” (notice that exclamation point… :) and starts the book on page number 74 so we can immediately feel like we’re making progress. (Hah!)
As per the inside flap, David tells us: “You don’t need to fix your weaknesses. The Freak Factor shows you how embracing your flaws will increase your happiness, energy and fulfillment. So, be unusual, be weird—but above all, be successful.”
The book is a fun call to arms to embrace our weaknesses and wave our freak flag with pride. (Get a copy .) As Chris Guillebeau, author of , says: “Everything you’ve read about weakness is wrong … until now. This book will help you stop trying to be well-rounded and start excelling at what you always knew you were best at. Raise your freak flag and wave it with pride!”
It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share some of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!