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1) Know Exactly Who You Are…And Don’t Apologize

It would be an understatement to say that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are unique individuals. And they’ve paid the price for that uniqueness. They’ve been kicked off of record labels, voted the worst band in the world by national magazines and were named by Time Magazine as having one of the top 10 viral videos of the year for less than flattering reasons. Through all of it, they stayed true to themselves and never deviated. They didn’t change to try to be everything to everyone to appeal to a broader audience. In fact, they did exactly the opposite. And they’ve made millions because of it.

Higher Ed Translation: There’s nothing wrong with being different. Some of the most fun schools I’ve worked with are religious schools like Houghton College, Calvin College and Taylor University. They are extremely up front about who they are and the type of students they want because there’s a very specific type of student that would be happy and successful there. They feel unique and they don’t try to be everything to everyone.


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