How to Stand Out From The Crowd
How to stand out from the crowd? Why do we work so hard to fit in, when we were born to stand out? How do you make sure people remember you? How do you make a solid, lasting impression?
What makes you different and how can you stand out from all the rest?
Some people have it, some people don’t, but all of us can fake it. We’re talking presence, we’re talking charisma, we’re talking standing out in a crowd.
If you can cultivate a spirit that always strives to improve and produce no matter how difficult it is, you’ll be rewarded.
WarningMany people out there are extremely talented, smarter, more skillful and have a far better advantage than you. But there’s a way you can stand out among them.
You were born to stand out. There is only one of you. You are one of a kind. You are a Masterpiece. You have a unique purpose in life.
So what is it about these impressive characters that make you stop and look when they walk into a room? How do they manage to command attention without even trying?
Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, we can all use a little boost sometimes. Here are five tips to help you authentically stand out from the crowd. Please enjoy reading.
There’s something enticing and instantly appealing about someone who’s calmly aware of their own self-worth and is totally confident in their own skin. Whatever you call them – social butterflies, peacocks – they seem to attract interesting people like magnets.
Want to know how to build self-confidence? It all comes from self-belief.
ImportantHaving confidence is a sure-fire way of standing out in both your personal and professional life. People admire and are attracted to confident people.
The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.
Self-confident people carry themselves with an air of composure, self-assurance and assertiveness. One way to build confidence is to set goals for yourself and as you accomplish your goals your confidence level rises.
As well as confidence, there’s a lot to be said for passion. If you’re passionate about what you do and what you believe in you’ll stand out for it. Don’t be afraid of thinking independently. People will be interested to hear what you have to say. It’s a great way to make a strong impression. Try it — people will definitely remember your name.
The strength of your convictions can differentiate you from others.
How strongly you believe that you can do something and succeed at it, and how you communicate your passions to others to inspire them to join you or follow you in accomplishing your vision is a factor that can separate you from the crowd.
Believe strongly that you are capable of achieving what you plan to do.
WarningThe end goal usually seems overwhelming because at the beginning it is not clear which path we should take and how we will get from here to there, hence the importance of belief.
Why do you do what you do? How well do you know your purpose — your why? Knowing your motivation helps you keep going and makes you easy for others to relate to.
When you’re in a crowd full of people, it can be tempting to be someone you’re not.
WarningIt can seem like the best idea is to be like the rest of the group, because surely they’ll pay attention to someone just like them. But that’s not the way it works.
Standing out begins by having a good awareness of who you are as a person.
A sheep has never stood out from another sheep, so don’t be follow the herd blindly. Dye yourself a rainbow colors or wear a tiara if that’s what suits you—just makes sure it’s authentically you.
In order to know yourself better, you will get feedback from others and learn as much as you can about how you come across. Then you can accurately target how you appear in a crowd and what you need to work on.
Many talented, smart and rich people think they have all it takes to stand out in the game.
They are like the hare in the story “The Hare and the Tortoise.” They all have the advantage to begin with but they remain complacent thinking their abilities can secure their safe zone.
Knowing yourself starts from knowing your dominant skills, knowledge and abilities.
ImportantIt also involves knowing what makes you happy and what makes you sad, what you enjoy doing and what you don’t enjoy, what you are good at and what you aren’t good at.
Think Outside The Box
Thinking outside the box is more than just a cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems differently; and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way you’d never thought of before.
A person who is imaginative and comes up with original and unique ideas is likely to stand out.
The simplest way to inspire your creativity is to ask yourself questions about why things are the way they are and how can things be done differently. Ideas are further improved when you share them with others who will add more insights to improve the final result.
Don’t be afraid to express your creativity and look for innovative solutions. Ask questions that no one else is asking.
WarningIt’s often not the answers you provide that make an impression, but your ability to ask insightful questions. Not only will you demonstrate that you can “think outside the box,” but that you can use your creative skills in a way that benefits the entire work team.
It is important to note that being different doesn’t mean being dissimilar just for the sake of being so. Instead the focus should be on being true to yourself and attaining a higher level of divergence, uniqueness and independence in things such as the way you think, the way you talk, the way you take a stand on something, the way you dress, the way you do your work, the way you treat others well etc.
Be enthusiastic. Be positive. Be engaging. Be passionate.
ImportantAn upbeat attitude stands out. No matter what the day brings, it’s important to show that you can stay upbeat. People generally enjoy working with other people who are pleasant, encouraging, and constructive, rather than complaining, negative, rude and destructive.
Whether you’re communicating, it’s essential you come across as original, to ensure you stand out from the crowd.
Ever read a dull book? It’s doubtful you’ll even remember the author’s name. From business communications to presentations, date night to negotiating a massively important deal, a little originality works wonders.
Focus On Your Strengths
Commitment to improve and train every day will be the hardest decision you’ll have to make. It means continuously training even when the results are not guaranteed. It means dropping few things to give way to what really is important.
Overnight mastery is simply not possible. It’s difficult. But it will eventually pay off.
WarningEven the greatest players in any industry would tell you it took them lots of hours before they got to where they are. One way to stand out in life is by becoming a person who always strives to get better and better every day.
Mastery takes as long as you can bear it.
Extraordinary people know that to achieve extraordinary results, you must embrace extraordinary effort. They don’t accept the limitations set by others and are always open to new ideas and ways for a possible breakthrough.
Take a hard look at areas of your life where you feel you can do better and identify ways to make incremental changes. Give yourself personal targets such as I will learn two new skills every year or I will read a relevant book every month or watch an uplifting online video every week.
You can stand out both in life and at work by being someone who pays great attention to details.
There is an old saying that ‘the devil is in the details.’ A keen eye for details can make or break a project. It can reduce costly re-work and save time by getting things done right on the first try.
You’ll never be able to please everyone, so don’t try!
ImportantInstead of trying to do many things well, focus on doing one or two things impeccably. Double down on what you excel at, then strive to be the very best you can be in that specific field of expertise.
Pimp Your Attitude
A thought leader is someone who possesses strong and expert knowledge in a specific field and helps to shape and influence opinion. A thought leader stands out because people look up to them for their thoughts, ideas, views and advice.
Be friendly. Let your personality show through. Be approachable. Build relationships and trust.
ImportantEngage others and show a genuine interest in their lives, and their thoughts. Find a mentor to help you get to know people. A knowledgeable, connected mentor can be a huge resource to help you build relationships and connects with others in your field.
A go-to person is someone people often turn to for advice, help and support.
This is a person who has built a track record of solving issues through their knowledge, expertise or experience. There will always be room for a person who helps solve other people’s problems.
One way to stand out is by expressing yourself through your dressing style. Your appearance sends a strong message to those around you about how you feel about yourself and how you want the world to view you.
Be a great team player. Make others look good and sound good.
When you collaborate well, people remember how you made them feel — and when people feel good around you, you stand out. Stand out by treating everyone as important and interesting — even those who can do nothing for you in return.
Show people who you are, and they’ll notice you for it.
WarningPay attention to what you bring to the table, what’s special about you. Be memorable or unique. Be remarkable and talented. Be professional and reliable.
There are a few tricks of the trade if you’re trying to make an impression — whether it’s on one person or 100. These five tips will make that crowded room seem less overwhelming, or that one person less intimidating.
The key is to decide what’s different about you, and then learn to capitalize on it.
Great things can happen when you set yourself up to be noticed in the right ways. Practice these tips and you’ll not only stand out in the crowd but probably travel far beyond it.
There are far more talented and skillful players out there.
WarningBut not all of them will stand out. Because not all of them are strong enough to endure the training. Be courageous. Let your light shine for all to see. Don’t sell yourself short.
When you come in and commit to the work, you’ll reap the rewards many do not get to see.
ImportantYou’ll gain mastery. You’ll improve every day. You’ll see greater opportunities. And because of this attitude, you’ll stand out.
Follow these tips and you’ll be set to blow the competition out of the water!
Inspire others, empathize with others, share with others, make a mark in the World and offer others a helping hand and encourage them to let their star shine brightly. If you enjoyed the article or have any comments, recommendations, or tips for improvement please do comment below.