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Everyone needs success partners to come along side and help them to achieve the dreams that they envisioned for themselves. I am the Dream Partner Catalyst because I come along side small businesses, nonprofits and faith-based organizations and leaders and help propel them toward their dream visions. I hope you find these posts encouraging!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How to Be and Get Dream Partners for Success: Secret #12 Embrace your Uniqueness

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Suess. My 12 year old daughter Noelle has a confidence about her that is unprecedented for her age. She decided that Fridays would be crazy high sock and converse tennis shoe day. She tried to solicit her friends to go along with her in this notion, but, they bailed on the idea and left her the only one in school wearing loud high socks and converse tennis shoes that first Friday of 7th grade. One popular kid came up to her and made a snide remark about her crazy look. Noelle simply told her that she must have missed the memo on how cool crazy socks and converse tennis shoes were, and walked away. The girl was stunned and even appeared embarrassed that her attempt to demean Noelle had failed. Noelle still wears crazy high socks and converse tennis shoes on Fridays. Some days she’s the only one, but no one gives her attitude about it.

When I was in school, there was so much pressure to be, act, talk and look like everyone else. I was so afraid that my uniqueness would not be accepted or loved. I did not share Noelle’s confidence in my uniqueness. Can you relate to that feeling, even today?

Your uniqueness is your power. It’s a combination of the gifts and talents, passions and values that are yours and yours alone. Learning how to harness your uniqueness is one of the true secrets of success. Encouraging others to embrace their uniqueness is an important job of the dream partner.

Ask yourselves these questions to get at your uniqueness factor: What do I offer that is special? What do people tell me that I bring to the table? What makes you most excited? Where do you get your energy? Look at both skills and talents when answering these questions. A talent is something that you are born with, and a skill is something that you learn. There is often a connection. I enjoy playing an instrument, (a skill) because it comes naturally for me, (a talent).

There may be hundreds of people doing what your dream would have you do. But only you will do it like you do. Communicating your uniqueness will help people to see you as different, better than the hundreds of others doing what you do. Embrace your uniqueness.


  1. Patty: I just read your post this morning starting with the Dr Seuss quote! I LOVE that quote!! I'm a Life Coach who helps boomer women Discover their Dharma (or Life Purpose) and I couldn't agree with you more! I'm so excited for the Law of Attraction to bring you and The Redwood Sisterhood my way this morning! I've read several posts and I can't wait to learn more! Thank you for doing what you do!!


    Gwen Orwilerr
    Discover Your Dharma

  2. Gwen,

    I'm so glad that you found me as well. I would love for you get my newsletter and a free report. http://www.PattySadallah.com/sq and I would also like to hook you up with another new colleague of mine, Pat Mora, who has a similar mission with her business as you. She helps boomerpreneurs get over their technophobia and create businesses with thier amazing knowlege and talents at this fantastic age.

    So, in addition to connecting with you via Redwood Sisterhood, I would love to get to know what you are doing more as well. I love to find kindred spirits! My phone is (877) 733-7471. I hope to hear from you.. and I would be happy to connect you with Pat as well.

  3. hello,
    yes, a partner in life is like winning the big lotto, or better. i always envy very old people who are walking down the street holding hands, even more partnership, husband and wife as a work team -great. speaking about uniqueness; i always encourage the unique way. people do ridicule out of box mentality as it is against the main stream. but i do not care and wherever i can i do show something different. good work guys, Andrew