CJ Casciotta on how the world needs your weirdness
“I was waiting for it (the big idea) to go away. A year went by and it didn’t go away. I sat on it for two years, which is not my nature… and when I found the name, I knew things were lining up and it was time to act.”
CJ Casciotta, Author of GET WEIRD and Lead Misfit of RINGBELLER
Have you ever felt like you were the weird one who just didn’t fit in with the crowd? If so CJ has an important message for you: weird wins.
CJ is a writer and author, creator, filmmaker, mover and shaker, and all around disrupter – and he’s doing all this with one goal in mind – and that’s to help misfits like you and me embrace our weirdness. Because in a sea of same, those of us who think a bit differently are needed more than ever before.
CJ recounts the long journey he’s been on, why he’s written a book to help others get weird, and where all this weirdness is leading. For CJ, it’s back to the classroom where the idea of fitting in has misguided generations of people. By building a media-based curriculum for schools that is rooted creativity, empathy and kindness — the soft skills that leading companies say will be needed in the automated workforce of the future — he wants to redefine what it means to be sweetly, uniquely and powerfully weird.
** FREE EVENT WITH CJ **
Joy Venture and our friends at Making Midwest are welcoming CJ to Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, October 16 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Book Loft (in German Village). It will be an opportunity to meet and hear from CJ about how you, too, can Get Weird and embrace your inner misfit. This event is free so bring a fellow misfit or weirdo with you!