I am a diehard #Misfit now. If you know me, you know I cheer my friend, and real life inspiration AJ Leon daily.
I discovered AJ about a year ago online in a tweet! I reached out, and he reached BACK which was unheard of (wrote about it and his incredible spirit here).
AJ’s story is so profound and courageous that I am just drawn to him. In a sea of blending in and noise makers and rah rah’ers, AJ’s authenticity, transparency and “zig” while everyone else “zags”makes him absolutely shine and now he’s like a brother to me.
He makes his choices DEFIANT, DELIBERATE and ON PURPOSE! I think often about how paralyzed I have been – about how I’ve almost taken the token corporate job as a ‘security’ choice while I struggle to find my place in this world and make some sort of meaningful difference.
AJ’s gift to the world is not conventional. He doesn’t worry about scalability and instead focuses on CREATING GREAT STUFF! And he creates more in a year than I have my whole life!
I LOVE this interview with AJ and Srinivas Rao, host of Blogcastfm: http://blogcastfm.com/blogcastfm/the-evolution-of-a-remarkable-misfit-with-aj-leon/ where AJ shares his story, his vision and some of the most amazing projects that he’s working on including his first book “The Life and Times of a Remarkable Misfit” that you can back on Kickstarter AND his first ever uber intimate, invite only conference in Fargo that I will be attending at the end of May! (Happy Birthday to me ) To say that AJ has impacted my life would be a glorious understatement.
I believe we all have a little AJ in us. Someone who rebels against systems and drudgery and wants to truly make a difference in the world. What AJ has shown me is that it’s never to late to start and we all have valuable contributions we can make. We just have to look at it from a different angle.
Listen to the interview ~ you can thank me later.