Introducing “Get to No University” – A Revolutionary Love Story
I am writing a book called “Get to No University – Using No and Why to Revolutionize the Status Quo”. There – I said it out loud.
As I wrote those words, I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement mixed with anxiety. Get to No University is a title I have been carrying with me for years. It represents the framework through which I view the culmination of my life experiences, my journey with neurodivergence, and my unwavering belief that we can all make a difference in the world.
But for the longest time, I thought this book would be a self-help guide for others to follow in my footsteps. I soon realized that this was not the case. This book is not a how-to manual, but rather an epic love story. A love story that spans generations and embraces the power of saying “No” and asking “Why”.
The only person who I knew would truly understand the depth and complexity of this story is my beloved niece Nora. As I write this book and blog with her by my side, I am reminded of the importance of telling our stories authentically and with love.
Because if there is one thing I am good at, it’s storytelling. And if there is one thing Nora is good at, it’s love.
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
- Introducing “Get to No University” – A Revolutionary Love Story
- Nora: Defying Expectations and Embracing Unconditional Potential
- Discovering Your Blueprint: Asking the Right Questions to Live an Aligned Life
Nora: Defying Expectations and Embracing Unconditional Potential
As human beings, we are often categorized and labeled by society based on a certain set of norms and expectations. We are expected to follow a certain path, achieve certain milestones, and fit into a certain mold. Kids are measured based on arbitrary milestones and a standardized spectrum that may or may not tell a complete story of their abilities or capabilities.
However, what if I told you that there is a person in this world who defies all of these expectations? A person whose potential is so unconditional that it inspires those around her every single day.
When my beloved niece Nora was born, we all fell in love with her immediately and if you meet her, trust me you will too. Nora brings a light into this world that nobody can touch. She shines with a brilliance that is so uninhibited and unfettered by external expectations that it truly defies logic. There is no word for what makes her special, because she is simply one of a kind.
Nora was born with a one-of-a-kind genetic abnormality that created a unique combination of chromosomes, affecting the physical structure of her brain in a way that doctors had never seen before. While she shares similar traits with other neurodivergent people, including her Auntie Paige, her brain is truly unique and so is she.
This meant that there were no expectations or milestones for her development, leaving us as her family to learn FROM her and embrace her unique perspective on the world.
What Nora Can Teach Us About Embracing Our Unique Abilities and Overcoming Limitations
Can you imagine coming into a world where there is nothing but upside? Where everything you do amazes and shocks and thrills the people who love you? Can you imagine milestones being thrown out the window and you were only judged based on yourself? The only curve that your grade is based on is how well you’re doing compared to how well you were doing a minute ago.
Nora and Auntie Paige: Two Minds, One Heart, and an Epic Journey of Self-Discovery
As I write this book with Nora by my side, I’m reminded of the importance of asking why. It’s about questioning the status quo and not accepting things just because they’ve always been done that way. By asking why, we can challenge the norm and create change.
Together, Nora and I are exploring these concepts and how they can be applied to our own lives and the world at large. It’s a journey of self-discovery and transformation, and we invite you to join us around the cosmic bonfire as we learn how to revolutionize the status quo.
Underestimate Nora at Your Own Peril: The Surprising Insights of a Nonconformist Mind
Nora’s abilities may be uneven, but she constantly surprises us with her unexpected insights. One day, while I was texting my other niece about our plans for the week, Nora was watching my phone screen.
We knew that Nora had some ability to read and write on her own using voice-to-text or predictive typing on her phone or Kindle. But I didn’t realize that she also now had the ability to read and comprehend what I was writing.
As I was typing, Nora asked me when I was going to the lake. Trying to avoid her tagging along, I told her I wasn’t sure which was technically true because our plans weren’t firm yet.
To my surprise, she replied, “Why did you tell Liza Tillman that you were going to the lake on Wednesday?” It was then that I realized she had been reading my messages all along, and I had underestimated her yet again. This incident showed me that Nora sets her own milestones and is capable of more than we give her credit for.
The fact is, we are all one of one, with a specific combination of traits and preferences and gifts, quirks, and idiosyncrasies that make us who we are. Nora’s unique genetics have given her the ability to be completely and unapologetically herself, without the pressure of societal norms and expectations.
Most of us can’t understand that kind of unconditional potential because most of us are measured by what is considered “normal”.
In a world where conformity is often valued over individuality, Nora reminds us that being different is not only okay, but it is something to be celebrated. She inspires us to embrace our own individuality and to strive for unconditional potential.
Discovering Your Blueprint: Asking the Right Questions to Live an Aligned Life
But this book isn’t about Nora’s uniqueness or her genetic abnormality. It’s not about how I thrived in the world of business despite and because of my own neurodivergence.
In fact, It’s not about neurodivergence or any other label that society might put on us. It’s about revolutionizing the status quo and redefining success on our own terms.
We all have our own unique blueprint, our own set of strengths, weaknesses, and desires. This book and blog and my coaching practice are all about discovering that blueprint and living a life that aligns with it. And the key to discovering that blueprint is asking the right questions starting with WHY.
But the power of “no” is equally important. It’s about setting boundaries and not being afraid to say no when something doesn’t align with our values or goals. It’s about recognizing that we have agency over our own lives and can choose the path we want to take.
Revolutionizing the Status Quo: Redefining Success on Your Own Terms
We’re not here to change you. We’re not here to tell you how to live your life. In fact, we think you’re pretty amazing just the way you are. We’re here to teach you how to ask the right questions to live the most aligned life for the blueprint of your soul.
So join us on this epic love story as we share our journey of discovery, self-love, and revolution.