“To supercharge your creativity, fire up your internal rebelalyzer!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
If it’s not a word, it should be!
And if you are going to be a rebel, you’d better make sure that you regularly recharge your rebelliousness. Carry your rebelalyzer with you everywhere you go, ready to fire up your rebellious attitude!
A rebelalyzer? It’s one of those words that in the context of a phrase just makes perfect sense. It came to me during a discussion out on the golf course with a good friend – we were talking about careers & jobs, & how some people just end up thinking about the world differently – and seeing everything in a different way. They end up in odd jobs – perhaps, like mine.
Rebels? They’re the ones who can reinvent the world at the drop of a hat. That’s because rebellion has a lot to do with creativity, and creativity is the root of all innovation. You can’t have the latter without the former.
Steve Jobs captured the essence of the reality of rebels in his quote: “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently…”
To get ahead, be a rebel!
Be at odds with other people because you view the world through a different lens. Be eager to cast off the past in order to develop a future that will be very, very different!
Change your view of what is permanent – be ready to tear apart the conventional business models that have guided you for ages. Adopt different ideas as to the nature of the product or service that is to be delivered. Be eager to change everything around you to create a future as you see fit.
Be ready to be marginalized though, because people treat the rebellious differently. Your rebellious attitude in changing the future can make you rather unlikable by many! Round pegs don’t like square ones.
That’s why you need to keep your rebellion in place & have a shield against those who will rebel against your rebelliousness. You will need to fire up your rebel energy at every moment!
That’s why you need to carry around a rebelalyzer!