I had lunch with a friend last week he used the term OUTLIER to describe me. The dictionary definition is a person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system.
In 2005 Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called The Outliers, tag line, Story of Success. His definition is a person that is very different, words he uses are non-conformist, Eccentric, Original, Maverick, and Bohemian! Two things I remember, one being that it takes 10,000 hours to become a master of anything and two, mentor ship and a sense of community are very important in life. (l agree) Boy oh boy, I guess I have passed anything that is in the realm of normal.
I attended my grandsons Bar Mitzvah, Ben did an amazing job. He was very relaxed and had done the work. As part of the service he had written a piece about humanity and getting along in the world, way beyond his 13 years. I was very proud and will include it somewhere in my book.
I am starting to get serious about my book, setting up interviews, and figuring out how this will all happen! I have about 25 people on my list for interviews so far.
I am travelling to Montreal next week to visit Eric. It is always wonderful to spend time with him. Then I will be off to Halifax to visit my friend and coach for the book Judy, as well as visit with granddaughter Spencer at University.
Until the next time!!