What Does it Mean to be “Scrappy”?!!
People often ask me to explain what it means to be “Scrappy”, sometimes a sign of healthy curiosity, but often an indication that they’re NOT! Here’s what I tell them, with lots of passion and enthusiasm, while wildly gesticulating:
Scrappy means ATTITUDE.
Scrappy means not relying on a title to be a leader.
Scrappy means being willing to take risks and put yourself out there.
Scrappy means doing the right thing, even when you don’t feel like it.
Scrappy means having the steely resolve of a street fighter.
Scrappy means being a pit bull on the pant leg of opportunity, and you won’t give up.
Scrappy means sticking to your guns even if you’re shaking in your boots.
Scrappy means being committed beyond reason to making a positive difference.
Scrappy means caring about something more than you care about being comfortable, socially acceptable, or politically correct.
Scrappy means being absolutely, totally committed to extraordinary results.
Scrappy means EDGY! … and is your edge in achieving outrageous results even when they seem impossible.
The Scrappy Guides™ help you muster the courage and commitment to pursue your goals—even when there is no evidence that you can succeed – yet! They are your shield against the naysayers who will try to undermine you, and they will give you comfort during the inevitable setbacks that accompany most worthy pursuits. When you fail, fail fast, fail forward, in the direction of your goals, lurching fitfully if you must. Sometimes success is built on the foundation of a very tall junk pile.
“The Scrappy Guides™“ are books to help you be unrealistic and accomplish what seems impossible, but is merely difficult. (Order all of the books in the series through the publisher here, or search on Amazon for “Kimberly Wiefling”.)
Those of you who say it can’t be done should stay out of the way of those of us doing it! Let’s get scrappy!by