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How to stand out?

There are 7.9 billion people all over the world so the question is how to stand out by being who we are. It is easy for us to have that imposter syndrome if we do not have enough self-awareness of who we are and what we can offer. Having that rocking self-confidence does not mean that we think we are better than anyone. It is more like we know that everyone has something to offer and there is no reason why we should compare with anyone. Instead we learn how to focus on our strengths and accept how we can work on our weaknesses. Here are 3 tips on how you can stand out in the crowd and make a memorable impression:

1. Be assertive:

"To be passive is to let others decide for you. To be aggressive is to decide for others. To be assertive is to decide for yourself. And to trust that there is enough, that you are enough." ― Edith Eva Eger

Being assertive does not mean we just talk a lot. It means you speak your mind after carefully thinking. Every time when you speak up with substance, you give yourself a chance to build your voice and a chance for others to hear it. If you have an excellent idea and it is only in your head, it will not be excellent anymore. Your voice is unique, it will impact, change lives and represent you. Do not be afraid to speak up and step up to show the world what you can do.

2. Work on your personal branding:

Even individuals need to develop a brand for themselves …. Whatever your area of expertise, you can take steps to make people think of YOU when they think of your field. – Accelepoint Webzine

People remember you after one or two meetings because of your prominent unique characteristics. It can be your dressing style or the one thing you use or your deamenour or the way you speak etc... e.g. I am remembered for my fearlessness, my determination, how I speak, my strong skills for hotel opening, my love for flowers etc... so whenever they see a strong movie character or fiesty person or floral pattern or being in hospitality field, it reminds them of me. Our uniqueness is powerful so focus on magnifying them.

3. Be personal:

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

Others remember people who make them feel good or loved or cared. Remembering people name when you speak to them makes a lot of different. Pay attention to their name and use it often during your conversation with them. Ask questions to know them personally instead just professionally. The more people feel heard and seen, the more they remember you.

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