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Wake-Up Call Wednesday: Being Normal is So Overrated (Video)!

Dear One,

Happy Wake-Up Call Wednesday! I was talking with my friends the other day when I blurted out “I’m SO glad I chose not to be normal.” I made you a video about what sparked it all…click below to watch it.

Even my video isn’t normal (time to upgrade my phone!)…yes, I truly do take the road less traveled!

With unstoppable enthusiasm,


P.S. Make sure to check out the video (above) and let me know how taking the road less traveled has impacted you!



  1. ha! you are SO not normal and it’s why I love love love you!! I am so not normal–and watching YOUR video today, I decided to not work with a client who really is, normal. I’m not looking for normal. I have worked 13 years independently without a net and without a business model (noooot normal). I prefer alleys to sidewalks (not normal). I’m super intellectual and interested in scholarship and also love me some The Rock (pro wrestler who plays the Tooth Fairy). SO, maybe my flavor of abbynormal is to embrace my contradictions and make them my treasures? yeah! I like that. Thanks, AMy!

    • Amy Ahlers says:

      Oh yeah!!! Please do embrace those paradoxes and ride them to your home.

      YOU are a treasure!

  2. Janice says:

    Thank you Amy! You are such a bright light and hear this from you today was a reminder that I am truly on the right track with drancing to my own drum beat. What is the point of trying to be ” normal ” (how fickin boring) when one has never felt normal ever… It about time we getting moving on with embracing and loving our unique way of being. Also I am so tired of trying to explain my un normalness to the normal community.. lol. I have decided to just be me and let them be them, love them anyways even when I feel completly misunderstood and feel they so do not get me or what i just said and hey, that’s alright! Today I love and appreciate me and know it is none of my business what other think of me! yeah! oxox love you you Amy and fam. Janice in Vancouver, BC.

    • Amy Ahlers says:

      Thanks so much Janice…love that you’re really getting what others think of you is none of your business!

  3. Maggie Ostara says:

    Awesome Amy! I’ve never even known now to be normal so pretty early on I realized it was better not to try. Thanks for your brilliant affirmation. Many wonderful souls on the road less travelled!

  4. Amy Ahlers says:

    thanks Maggie. Oh yes fellow road less traveled traveler 🙂

    Loved YOUR video today too.


    Check it out one and all:


  5. Eva Anderberg says:

    Thank you Amy, its early morning here in Australia on a Thursday and I received your wonderful message and inspiration. I have never been normal and always followed my heart – still, receiving your message this morning inspired me greatly, there is more and deeper ways to live my life and I am ready for it. I also want to thank you from my heart to yours for your beautiful loving genuine beingness, your openness is deeply received, thank you.

  6. Carolyn says:

    I chose to be not normal about 25 years ago when I decided to become a vegetarian in my meat and potatoes loving family. Now I am in the process of changing it up again and choosing to go high raw/almost vegan. I am also planning on running my first 1/2 marathon in the same month that I turn 60 (and that is coming up pretty soon) and I am also a part-time college student working on getting a degree in history and one in nutrition. I agree the video was awesome and normal is not the way to go.

  7. audrey says:

    At the time that my friends were balancing kids and mortgages I had neither and was one of the first humanitarian aid workers into post-war Iraq. My mother was absolutely gob-smacked and humiliated by my lack of concern for normalcy!!

  8. Ellen Debenport says:

    I thought I had checked the box for Road Less Traveled when I left a career in journalism in Washington DC to become a minister 15 years ago. But the message I’ve been getting over and over this summer is TAKE RISKS. Think outside the box. Flaunt convention. And interestingly, that message comes most often from women of your generation. How did you get so smart and brave so soon? And what a great quality for a mom to pass on to her daughter, that life is not about conforming and meeting others’ expectations! Thanks for your inspiration.

  9. I thought I accomplished the road less traveled when I left the laboratory job to enter corporate america and becoming a salesperson for a Fortune 100 company. That led to promotions that required me to move my family around – huge risk for a homebody like me. I reached a management level position and got feedback that I was not a “typical” manager. I was okay with that because I was very successful. Through much organizational change over a 6 year period, I finally found myself without a job. I realized that “typical” managers struggle in today’s global environment. By working with Amy, Shiloh Sophia McCloud and Christine Arylo, I realized that my atypical style is what does work today. Now I am following the path of entrepreneur and launching my own management coaching business. Thanks Amy! I love not being normal too!

  10. Amy says:

    My road less traveled was moving from the U.S. to S. Korea with my husband to teach English at a University after “retiring”. We’ve been here now for about a year and a half and hope to spend several more years here. We’re celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary by going with a group from Korea to Bangladesh later this month. Life is an adventure…you’re never too old…it’s never to late.

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