Everybody knows what it means to stand out, but does everybody know how to stand out?
Hey street squad, we are back again with another tea for the week, and this time, it is to teach you how to stand out in that workplace, school, business, society and even amongst your peers and be exceptional in what you do; take a seat and let’s dive in.
I have never heard that there is someone who was born to imitate or live the life of another person, but most people only realize this later.
You can do everything to be noticed, but many of them don’t make a lasting impression.
Here are five things you could think over and take action on to help you stand out
- Know Yourself
I did not say, be yourself; I said, know yourself; you can’t be someone you don’t know.
It is more than just knowing your favorite, food or your name; it is taking the time to understand your expertise, capacity, skills, talent and hobbies (Not what you think they are or what your best friend says you do a lot but more of what you enjoy doing and what brings you peace).
The hardest person to understand is yourself because you are ever-evolving, and knowing yourself means you must keep up with this change daily.
But you should know that standing out isn’t something you can do overnight. You can wear fancy clothes and wing it, but true transformation requires consistent effort.
- Prepare To Go Extra Mile
People willing to stand out are ready to put in the extra work.
We are all familiar with the saying, “Rome was not built in a day,” which means that every good thing takes time, including standing out.
Be a person who exceeds expectations.
When assigned a task, do it with extra care and effort and produce remarkable work that pleases you and the other person.
It is hard work to go beyond what is expected, and it requires a conscious and deliberate choice to do more than necessary.
Doing so sets you apart from others who rarely work on putting in extra effort.
“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.” ― Gary Ryan Blair
- Be Confident
Confidence is not arrogance; it is believing in yourself and your abilities. Confidence is attractive and contagious.
Confident people tend to stand out because they radiate positivity and charisma. They are unafraid to express their opinions, take risks, or challenge the status quo. They are also more likely to receive recognition, praise, and opportunities from others.
To be confident, you must understand your strengths and weaknesses and improve daily. You must also accept yourself and not compare yourself to others.
Remember that you are unique, valuable, and have something to offer the world.
- Find Your Niche
One of the best ways to stand out is to find your niche or area of specialization. A niche is something you are passionate about, good at, and that is in demand.
Finding your niche can help you differentiate yourself from others doing similar things, giving you a competitive edge.
To find your niche, you need to do some research and experiment.
You need to identify your interests, skills, values, and goals and see how they align with the needs and wants of your target audience. You also need to test your ideas, get feedback from others, and see what works and what doesn’t. Once you find your niche, you must focus on it and become an expert.
- Be Creative
Creativity is generating new and original ideas or solutions.
To stand out, you need to be creative because it shows that you are innovative, adaptable, and resourceful.
Creativity can help you solve problems, overcome challenges, and create value for yourself and others.
To be creative, you need to cultivate a curious and open-minded attitude. You need to expose yourself to different sources of inspiration, such as books, art, music, or nature. You must also challenge yourself to think outside the box and try new things.
Best Of Luck!
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