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On my new blog, Might & Main, I advocate living life on your own terms. Well, a big part of that is just being yourself. People so often try to be someone they think they ought to be, instead of who they really are. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to make you happy and you’ll spend a lot of needless time trying to figure out how to act.

Instead, be yourself unapologetically.

The world is full of people who are completely interchangeable with each other, so get out there and be a little crazy. Yes, it might be more comfortable to be like the people around you, but it’s not worth it.

After all, how easy would it have been for Lady Gaga to get a spray tan, rock some loose curls in her hair and sing an upbeat song about partying with her BFF’s? Instead, she’s about as out-there as can be and it’s working for her. Everyone knows her name, what she looks like and that she really doesn’t want some guy named Alejandro to call her name. Because of her wackiness, which sets her apart from everyone else by miles, she’s had more success than pretty much anyone else in her industry recently. Even my boyfriend, who hates pop music (and pop culture in general, really) can be caught singing Poker Face under his breath as he cooks dinner.

Just be yourself and count on your differences to set you apart from the crowd. If you're a blogger, write from your unique perspective. People don't want to read something they can find on just any blog; you need to give them a reason to choose yours. If you're interviewing for a job, avoid giving canned answers. The interview will probably hear them from 20 equally qualified applicants, so give them a chance to enjoy your personality. If you've gotten an interview, chances are they know you're qualified for the job. Now they just need a reason to want to work with you, instead of the competition.

Be yourself, you'll be a person regarded as genuine and memorable.

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Michelle is doing something I think most of us bloggers wish we would/could do - making her blog her job! {Check out her goals to make it happen} She isn't new to the blogging world (check out her personal blog HERE), but Might & Main is. Head on over and become a follower! She's got enough great advice and inspiration to go around.

Thanks Michelle! You're words are beautiful & you don't know how thrilled I am to host you today.
xo, blair

15 comments...:

  1. I applaud you because all the things you have written down in this post are so true. A few weeks a go, I read somewhere
    "Be brave. Even if your not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference"

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  2. gosh i really love your blog the pictures are amazing and u r super kind :) have followed your uber chic blog anyway
    keep in contact!

    love,vdcouture

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  3. Even though Lady Gaga is not my fave, I love this post. It's so true. I'm heading over to your other blog now!

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  4. This is awesome! Lady Gaga isn't my thing, either, but I really love the fact that she is so different from what's around.

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  5. This is awesome and I can't wait to check it out - just needed to tell you both first!

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  6. Thanks for this feature - it's great to read about someone who's not only unafraid to set goals but to fervently follow them!

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  7. I love this. BRAVO!!

    From one free bird to another this is really my mantra.

    I just said the same thing in part last week re: blogging. Be yourself. If you're trying to be someone else it's a fake. Be the true authentic you.

    Hat's off to you with this one!!
    xoxo-Carrie

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  8. That is wonderful....I cant wait to check it out...Thank you ,sweetie:)
    Muah and see you soon:)

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  9. i love this! i'll have to check out her blog, she's got a great perspective.

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  10. how interesting... checking it out ;) thx!

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  11. I love Might & Main. What a great blog, right? I am enjoying catching up with your posts from this week!

    xo Marcie

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