Good Monday morning to you. With the month of January winding down, how are your goals for 2012 working? In a world with so many people trying to fit a mold, I want to take this week to talk about something that is needed in our world. It’s time to stand out, to break out of your mold today.
They say that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the different result. Then you read that you must find something that you succeed at it and do it over and over again to perfect it. It seems like a paradox to make it work.
When I looked at my own life, the times that I was successful were those times when I would make a brave move, and it just worked. Then everyone would look and ask me, “How did you make that work?” Being the stand-out person could get you the contract you were looking for, or the sale that was needed. But this also would set you up to do something again.
To stand out from the crowd you must do things that make you stand out, and you must do them as a consistent part of life. With the world economy we have seen over the past few years, so many of the companies and people we are trying to serve are cutting budgets. If you want to keep the job you have or get that job you’re looking for, you have to develop a life of being different, but not like that creepy kid from high school. You have to stand out. So how do we take a step-by-step way of changing and standing out from who we are now?
We have all heard the stories and even seen the pictures of snowflakes. We’re told every snow flake is different, each has a different shape. In life we all have the same different shape like that snow flake. Those things that you have gone through up till now are what give you that unique shape that makes you stand out from the crowd.
The funny thing about me is that I have been known more as a consistent and steady person. But looking at when I would create a business, I always had some creative idea that made for a great take off. And I found that it takes another great creative idea to keep moving.
The thing that attracts most people that come to me for coaching is they all want to find that one thing that would make them stand out. They have come to a place that they realize they keep running up against a wall with every one of those cookie cutter business ideas they’ve tried. The problem is we are all unique, we are different. Learning to make that a success is the key to building your own success.
With the rest of this week we are going to talk about the stand-out thing I use in coaching, and speaking: rock music, movies, American pop culture, and entrepreneurship. I will be telling some stories of how stand-out people find success in life.