David Rendall, a speaker and leadership professor, has built a career helping us embrace what makes us unique. Working with Microsoft, AT&T and the US Air Force, David's mission is to raise productivity, engagement and inspire people to stop aiming for status quo and instead unleash their full potential by being true to themselves. The author of four books, including "The Freak Factor", David shares unconventional strategies to help us find more happiness, energy and fulfilment in our lives and relationships. When people ask David what he does, how does he like to reply? In college, David had the nickname of The Freak. Why does the word resonate so well with him? The challenges David faced as a kid that led him to want to study psychology and find out more. David didn't trust himself as a student. What was the moment when he started to trust himself? Who was the first person who had him believe in his weaknesses? Our greatest weakness can be our greatest strength; how did David come to realise the dichotomy in this statement? The business world believes that if you have significant weakness, you are a liability, but David argues there is another way to view shortcomings. What approach should a leader take to "weakness and freakness" in a company? David's parents called him a motor mouth. How did he embrace what he formerly saw as a weakness to create his identity? People say "I can't focus" yet they can focus on socials or a game for an hour. How David has dealt with ADHD and how it came to be a strength? The Freak Factor; how can we find the sweet spot between finding your strengths and flaunting weaknesses? The courage required to execute this idea for a leader What ideology has David held about freakness that he has changed in the last year? What song inspires David to attack the status quo? LINKS David Rendal's Website https://www.drendall.com David Heinemeier Hansson - The Mojo Radio Show Ep 171 https://www.themojoradioshow.com/ep-171---david-heinemeier-hansson.html The Mojo Radio Show Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast Top 10 Cowbell songs of all time https://ultimateclassicrock.com/cowbell-songs/ The Mojo Radio Show website themojoradioshow.com The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/ The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”. Hunter S Thompson.