Christina Salerno believes that we are dynamic, multi-faceted, exquisitely messy creatures. Yet, if we don’t conform to rigid societal expectations, criticism often awaits to make us feel like something is wrong with us.
What if the very parts we try to hide are the best parts of us? What if sharing our quirkiness was the key to unlocking joy, love, acceptance and success in business and in life?
This episode will explore that undefinable ‘something’ within each of us that makes us perfectly unique and capable of expanding beyond the conventionally labeled boxes that have confined us.
“If you want someone else to love and appreciate you, you need to allow love and appreciation for yourself.” – Christina Salerno
Highlights of This Episode:
- What does it mean to ‘embrace your quirk’?
- How Christina found peace by learning to love all the contrasting parts of her life.
- Why fear is present when we really care about what we’re doing.
- Christina talks about how to embrace your quirkiness by starting small.
- If you’re being judged for your quirkiness, it has nothing to do with you.
- How to create a more supportive environment for letting your quirk out.
- The business benefits of being unapologetically YOU!
- The more true you are to yourself, the more you’ll draw others in.
- Why creating “anchors of trust” will help you become more comfortable with the unknown.
Insights From Christina:
What’s one word that best describes how you work?
What every day thing are you better at than anyone else?
- Doing things my own way.
What’s your best time saving trick?
- Slow down.
What idea or belief do very few people agree with you on?
- Fear is my best friend.
What is the best business advice you've ever received?
- Celebrate the failures.
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About Christina Salerno:
No matter where you are at this moment, there is always a choice to live another way – your way. Christina Salerno sums this up as “living quirky,” and believes that everyone has elements that make them unique and quirky. She believes in showing up as honestly as possible, which includes being vulnerable at times. To encourage openness and avoid stereotypes, Christina started an online community, Living Quirky, to help others find a place where they can be messy and show up authentically in life.