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Escape The Herd


What if instead of figuring out if you were naughty or nice this year, you asked yourself a more timely question: Have you been different?


In today’s world of rectangular cereal boxes + extra strength pills + superfluous apps + identical toothpaste options + copycats (who I’m hoping Santa leaves gift wrapped moral compasses under their trees), it pays to escape the dizziness of the competitive herd.


Being different is not a tactic, it’s a commitment to the unprecedented – Click to tweet!


I started this blog because I had big dreams, like you do, of becoming the exception, not the rule. And that’s because at my core, I believe the idea brands of tomorrow belong to the revolutionaries + the crusaders + the troopers whose hearts twinkle when they take sharp left turn + refuse to do yet another boring Power Point presentation. Are you one of them?


Watch + be a part of the conversation that’s happening in the comments. I’m excited to hear your spin.



Mayi Carles

17 Responses to Escape The Herd

  • Joana says:

    Really great advice. Good to absorb during the holidays, and to put in practise for 2013. I’ll definitely watch this one repeatedly. 🙂
    Have a merry Christmas and tons of happiness and cupcake bliss these days!

  • Jessie says:

    Awesome insight. Never thought of being different as awesome. Great way to start the new year!
    Merry Christmas and see you next week!

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Being different is not only awesome, it’s secretly what we all crave. We were born different. We just forgot. So happy to see you here Jessie. Big hug + kisses to you + Merri-Holidays 🙂

  • Alex says:

    Of course you’re right! The world has always belonged and still is belonging to the ones who dare being themselves and are not afraid to be pointed out as “freaks”:) Revolution for 2013! Thanks for the great inspiration and for your awesome work. My very best wishes for you and your business. Feliz Navidad y año nuevo, espero que los Reyes te traigan cosas inesperadas. Un abrazo

  • francesca says:

    “Being different is not a tactic, it’s a commitment to the unprecedented” I looooooooove that ^
    I think we often unconsciously limit ourself to be “not so different”, and criticism. We are afraid to come out from the herd … but we don’t understand that the vitality is right there, the challenge, the dream, the future is get totally involved, and above all, is the funniest part!**I’m on waiting messy list****^

  • I’ll buy the cereal disguised as a toy! 🙂 LOVE the encouragement to be different. To embrace me uniqueness. I’ll never forget the day one of my business advisers gave me a hug at the end of a session and while holding me tight, whispered in my ear, “Loralee, it’s time to embrace your inner freak!”…. I pulled back! “What?” I was horrified…. and he winked at me, and walked away. It was a life changing moment that’s still working it’s magic in unfolding the wrapping I was securely encased in. It’s been almost 3 years now, and I still find myself craving the safety of my old ‘wrapper” and not as comfortable with my “inner freak”. So, thank you, dear Mayi, for one more reminder to be who I am. ~ Loralee

  • shirley says:

    Love you so much. I look forward to every Friday just to get your dose of positivity.
    Merry Christmas!!

  • Aycee Brown says:

    Thank you for this video. I really needed to hear it today. Your Awesome!

  • Coral says:

    This is such a great reminder for us all. When I first started blogging, there seemed to be so many rules and “you have to do it this way”. But they all felt like they didn’t fit and made me feel really sucky and vanilla. But I also hate people who feel like they are forcing their “be different”. Who think the “F word” equals being a rebel and a pioneer. Er, no it just means you can swear like a trucker. I am just discovering how to put the real me into my blog posts without feeling the need to quiet down who I am. Instead I am slowly adding more me to it and have received some beautiful compliments because of it. Love your advice – it’s about being you. Merry Crhistmas Mayi. I can feel 2013 is going to be a great year for all of us.

  • Thank you, thank you thank you. I have been failing because I tried to fit into molds. No longer! I will create my own niche. Thanks to you I was inspired to start a blog. It is rough now but just wait!

  • Mayi, I’ll be very honest and admit that sometimes I feel like being different is my curse — like I’m a real alien! But I love your take on being different. It’s a good reminder that I should work with, not against, my quirks. It also makes me think that I should start that e-book I’ve had in my head for a year. I have a really different philosophy on life, and I’d love to share it with the world, but I’ve been worried that it’s too different or not related to my blog/business. But it’s really important to me! So I should tackle it.

    Thank you! Also, I forgot to say this before, but thanks for taking part in the online craft fair earlier this month. <3

  • Heidi says:

    You are so funny and I love watching your videos. Thanks for being you!

  • Carrie says:

    I love your style!

    I admire people who dare to be different =) It’s nice to see how creative people can get. Being different = love!

    I hope you enjoyed your Christmas!

    Have a happy New Year! ♥

  • I loved this! I played it for my 16 year old son and he thought it was good. High praise from a high school student. It actually would be a very good message to share with students who feel being different is a curse instead of a blessing.

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