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Find Your Edge. Shout about your individuality. How do you stand out in a culture that teaches you to fit in? Does the nail that sticks out always have to be hammered down? ...

Find Your Edge. Shout about your individuality. How do you stand out in a culture that teaches you to fit in? Does the nail that sticks out always have to be hammered down?

It’s easy to forget that in order to achieve the success and the attention you believe you deserve, you need to stand out. Do something exceptional.

Once you’ve found your niche, you need to concentrate on making sure people know it’s your thing. If you want to stand out, you need something that draws people’s attention—and that’s you and your beliefs. If you do things that everyone else is doing, you will end up like everyone else—drowning in the river of oblivion. If you make a conscious effort to push your comfort zone, and deliver talk-worthy, ass-kicking work, you can stand out from the crowd.

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    • What Makes You A Stand Out? From Nobody To Somebody. Why fit in when you were born to stand out? How to Make Yourself, Your Product or Your Company Memorable? Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 1 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Make an impression that lasts.• Where are you making a difference? What are you doing that counts for something? Why does your life matter?• Go above the norm.• Decide what standing out from the crowd means for you.• Standing out from the crowd wont happen if youre thinking with the crowd. Think for yourself.• Take chances or risks and work hard.• Do things differently.• 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.• Standing out from the crowd often means that you take action while everyone else stands back, wondering what to do next.• Its not enough to be an authority on something -- you have to be the authority to get recognized• Be the best in your field. Have some trait that is exclusive to you and dont be a generic idiot like most people. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 2 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • There are a few key ways to ensure you are going to be somebody.Treating others as you want to be treated. Be kind to everyone you encounter. The morepleasant you are to be around, the more you will be noticed and remembered.Do your best work and always do the right thing every step along the way. Good work ethic is anattractive quality and shows that you are able to be loyal and dedicated to a job or a relationship.Help people whenever you can. Be concerned with what is going on around you. Be supportiveand generous in your actions and dealings with the people in your life.Be true to yourself. Do what feels right to you while taking into consideration the effects of youractions on others. Your confidence will show others that you have leadership qualities and thatyou have something to offer.MAINTAIN A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. People will flock to you if you have a smile on your face and apositive outlook on life. Your attitude is an example that encourages other people to be the bestthat they can be. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 3 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Decide What Standing Out From The Crowd Means For You.• Is this about looking as different from everyone else around you as you can possibly be or is it about going the extra mile to prove that you are one of a kind in skills, talent, or personality?• Standing out from the crowd might be about trying to live your best and be your best. Or, it might be about trying to have a unique style or look that youve created yourself without borrowing from other peoples ideas.• At its most basic, standing out from the crowd means embracing your individuality and trusting that your own choices are good ones.• The person youre projecting out to everyone will stand out more successfully if youre fully confident about yourself. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 4 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Being Somebody Means Being Who You Are.• Dont do things that other people do just to be cool.• Hang out with people that make you comfortable--dont hang out with popular people just because you want the publicity, maybe you will find out that they make you uncomfortable. Leave them alone. Hang out with people that share the same interests with you.• Being a somebody shouldnt take work. It should come naturally and effortlessly.• You Were Born to Be Somebody: Feel it, Dream it, Believe it and Be it.• Earning the attention you deserve will be the hardest, scariest, most gruelling thing you do. But it will also be the most rewarding.• Why you need you to do what so few are willing to do: to be different. To take the initiative. To courageously go where no one’s gone before. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 5 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Think for yourself.• Standing out from the crowd wont happen if youre thinking with the crowd.• While there will be times when the crowd-think does align with your own thoughts, what about all those times it hasnt?• Be prepared to voice your differences, your concerns, and your preferences.• When talking, it is important to come across as self-assured and knowledgeable, so be sure to have done your research and know your facts beforehand. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 6 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Do you want to be outstanding?• You’ve probably heard someone say before that if you want to set yourself apart that you have to do everything with excellence.• Excellence is a high standard. It takes a lot of work. You can’t go about pursuing it half-heartedly.• Everything in life has a price. If you want to be outstanding, then living a life of excellence is the price you pay for it. Are you up to the challenge? Are you willing to give what it will take? If so, then you will reap the rewards. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 7 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • The Ten Keys to Personal Excellence• What are the essential elements of leading a life of personal excellence?• 1. Integrity• 2. Passion• 3. Generosity• 4. Willingness• 5. Temperate• 6. Creative• 7. Courageous• 8. Optimistic• 9. Humble• 10. Dedicated Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 8 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Integrity.No matter how good you are at what youdo, integrity is a foundational trait that isrequired for excellence. Just look at what hashappened to Tiger Woods. Need I say more? Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 9 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Passion.• Whatever you do, do it with passion. Be all in. Put your heart into it.• It takes passion to be outstanding. What makes your heart and mind race? Go do that. It doesn’t have to be something exotic or highfalutin. It just has to be something that you love. Something that you can totally get behind. Live with passion! Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 10 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Generosity.• Truly outstanding people are generous in helping others get what they want.• They graciously give their time, talents and energy to worthwhile endeavours.• This generosity always seems to come back to them tenfold. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 11 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Willingness.Outstanding people have a willingness to getinvolved that is absent from the masses. Thiswillingness will lead you to all kinds ofopportunities that others simply miss. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 12 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Temperate.• Those that excel manage their emotions.• You must be emotionally intelligent.• You want to appear calm under pressure and keep your head about you even when others are panicking.• You also want to avoid extremes in behaviour. Practice moderation because it is wise.• This temperance makes you trustworthy. People that do these things tend to advance beyond others in their field. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 13 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Creative.• The problems in today’s world are complex.• They are multi-faceted.• Therefore, it takes someone with a healthy dose of creativity to solve them.• Problem solvers are the folks you want on your team.• They are the ones that dream up solutions that make you stand out.• Be a creative problem-solver and you will be outstanding. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 14 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Courage.• Courage is not the absence of fear. It is being afraid and acting anyway.• If you want to be outstanding, then you have to be willing to lean into your fear. You’ve got to take chances. Yes, failure could result, but it will not be the end of the world.• You simply have to get up, dust yourself off and try again.• Have more courage than the other person and you will be extraordinary.• It takes courage to go where no one else has gone. It takes the heart of a pioneer and the mind of an engineer — to set out for the Promised Land and build the road as you go.• You have to be brave enough to wander off the worn path and make a new one. And no one will be walking with you those first few steps. So be prepared. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 15 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Optimistic.Every outstanding person I’ve ever met has been anoptimist. You simply have to believe that success ispossible because if you don’t, you won’t eventry. Trying is the only way that you are going to achievethe excellent results that makes you outstanding. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 16 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Humble.Humility is where gentleness, kindness, patience and generosityare born. If you are great, you don’t have to step on others ormake a big show of it. You can be secure in who you are. A bigpart of true excellence is about how you treat otherpeople. Outstanding people that are humble are well thought ofand respected because they are kind. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 17 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • Dedicated.• You have to persist and persevere to become outstanding. This takes dedication.• You can’t start without finishing and expect to reach great heights.• It often takes years to achieve overnight success. Prolonged effort is the hallmark of outstanding people.• Excellence is the culmination of years of dedicated practice and refinement. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 18 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • “If You Do What You Love To Do, Then You Wont Do It In An Average Way.”...We all posses the seed for being Outstanding, it’s just that someof us haven’t fully bloomed yet. We all have thecapabilities, imagination, and foundation to achieveextraordinary results.The secret lies in having a clear target, following ourheart, taking continuous small steps, acting despitefear, adjusting as we proceed and keeping moving without givingup. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 19 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • A message from a legend.• Steve Jobs tried to convey this message to the graduating class of 2005 at Stanford:• Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 20 Stand Out From The Crowd!
    • So what are you waiting for? Time to be outstanding. Copyright © 2012 Laura Kristina Stringer21/08/2012 21 Stand Out From The Crowd!