Do you want to Stand Out, be Different and Made it in Life? Learn How to do so NOW!
Are you tired of being addressed as ‘just one of the people in the crowd’? Do you desire strongly to stand out and be recognized by others? Does it seem like you do not have a mind or voice of your own? Do you want to stand out from the crowd and be comfortable with who you are, have the confidence to be unique and the strength to let your individuality shine?
First, I want to ask, what does standing out from the crowd mean to you? Is it about looking different from everyone else around you, or going the extra mile to prove that you are one of a kind in skills, talent, or personality? Then you are on the right path. Standing out from the crowd is living your best and being the best. It is having that unique style that you have created for yourself, and not one copied from others. Most important, standing out from the crowd means embracing your individuality and trusting that your own choices are the best.
Friend, standing out from the crowd will not happen if you are not thinking differently from others or those around you. You must be uniquely different. If you think ‘impossibility’ like the rest, you will suffer the same failure like them. When others think of failure, think of success. Do not be intimidated to voice your differences, concerns and preferences.
Know that the crowd changes. What is important and highly significant today may become insignificant and repulsive tomorrow. Thus, don’t be swayed by the crowd. Rather ask yourself, ‘Is there a point to this? Or ‘Will it enhance my life?’ Stop whatever it is, if you do not have a positive response to those questions
You want to stand out? Take chances or risks and work hard. Risks and chances are the things in life that can catapult you forward if they work out. Many people won’t take up the challenge because they’re afraid of failure. Yet, without failure nothing new can be gained and it is only those who are willing to take risks and to work hard at their dreams that will eventually breakthrough and succeed.
Remember that politeness opens doors and keeps them open. Manners might seem old-fashioned and many might be under pressure these days to be polite, yet, it is the currency of respect and when a person feels respected, they remember ‘impeccable manners’ for ever’.
Say thank you for all the little things people do, as well as the big things. Shake people’s hands with strength and passion. Show them from the outset that you have a great heart and a strong conviction.
Also, do not ever forget to smile. There are never enough smiles to go around; be someone who provides at least five smiles for every one frown you spot.
Very important, be a person with a strong integrity. When you make someone a promise, do your very best to keep it. People who stand out from the crowd are people who keep their word and follow up their promises to help, to be somewhere, to do something for someone. The reason you’ll stand out is because so many people are not faithful and reliable.
Do not forget to show and maintain your initiative. If you just follow orders, you won’t be different from others. Standing out from the crowd often means that you take action while everyone else stands back, wondering what to do next. Don’t wait and expect to be told what to do like others. Step out and do something, solve that problem.
Dress stylishly and moderately. Wear only what suit you. Don’t wear anything because others do. Clothing speaks in its own way, and a well-tailored outfit that fits you perfectly is bound to have people notice you. Get yourself fitted in good clothes and only buy a few of the best rather than a lot of the cheapest. Let your appearance speak of quality, but you do not have to borrow or go into debt to look good.
Be attentive and listen more than you speak. The greatest honor you can do another person is to show you really hear them, and to show that what they say matters. Many people are too busy to hear or listen to anyone. Be willing to give people the space to talk about themselves and show that you clearly respect their thoughts. Not only will this flatter them and reassure them that they matter, but they’ll realize that you’re someone to treasure and they’ll follow your lead. Do not answer your phone at meetings and during conversations. Leave the cell phone in your bag, even when it rings.
Lastly, regularly, remind people of how great they are. So few of us take the time to acknowledge the people in our lives and we take such people for granted. This will not help. Love people, treat them well, and let them know that all you care about is their progress.