Eddy Skripko:
The Motivational Misfit



Author and misfit


A misfit is someone who missed fitting in. And boy, do I match the description.

I am a misfit, but I am more than that. I am also a writer. I write stories where the outcasts, the forgotten, and the ones nobody expects much from end up defying odds. They rise above their circumstances, take down obstacles, and become celebrated heroes.

I write those stories because I want to be the hero of my own story. And I want the same thing for you, fellow misfits.

There is a sad tendency for misfits to allow their loneliness to create a “woe is me” mindset where they always play the victim. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a reason that celebrated figures stand out in the crowds: they don’t fit in with the crowd. Look at the most successful business people, entrepreneurs, authors, musicians, etc. and you’re more than likely to find a large chunk of misfits.

If you are a misfit, you can either play the victim and go through life pessimistic and pitying yourself, which will get you some pats on the back, but you aren’t going to make much of a mark in the world. The better option is to be the hero of your story and someone else’s story.

This site exists to help misfits use their inability to fit in to stand out in the crowd and make a positive impact in the world. Using book reviews, profiles of famous misfits, and various other tools, I intend to help my fellow misfits see what others like them have managed to accomplish so they can ask themselves what they are capable of accomplishing and going for it.

If you are someone who missed fitting in, I invite you to read my blog, subscribe to my newsletter, and follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

Join me and embrace the exciting life of being a motivational misfit.



my Blog

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Being a misfit is not a disease

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The Motivational Misfit

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