Is Being So Good They Can’t Ignore You Even Possible?
When you want something, a job, success, validation – you need to stand out from everyone else, from the crowd in order to receive the attention to get what you want. So it really possible to make yourself so good they can’t ignore you? Who do I mean when I say “they”? They is whoever you need to help you get to the next level of success.
A company, your boss, colleagues, an agent, a producer, publisher – those are the “they” I speak of.
Sounds complicated? Let me break it down for you.
The first time I heard “be so good they can’t ignore you” I thought, well, that’s easy coming from Steve Martin. A well-known comedian with a great career. Easy for him to say!
Turns out it’s not that simple. Passion is great but it won’t get you noticed by the right people. If you offer value and are remembered – only then will you be considered to be so good they can’t ignore you.
I began my blog a year ago. I knew nothing about blogging, SEO, sharing on numerous social media sites, heck – I didn’t even know that Pinterest existed. What I knew was that I loved to write and I loved to help people. Passion.
The more I shared posts and got to know other bloggers, the more I realised that no one would read (or even care) about my work unless I stood out. I had to be different, unique. I had to offer value to my readers.
I thought about rebuilding my website, changing my content to write about the “more popular and ‘in’ stuff”. Day and night I pondered about what I could do to improve my blog and my writing. I suddenly remembered the quote…..”be so good they can’t ignore you”
Experiencing The Lightbulb Moment!
That was it! I could still do what I loved to do, write what I chose to write about. I could do whatever I wanted to do – it didn’t matter what it was. I had to stop learning and start doing.
What was important here was quality. Value. Oh, that word again. Yes, the one thing I had to do was to make it less about me and more about YOU, my readers.
How could I share my life, thoughts, experiences, successes and failures while helping you in the process?
Success wouldn’t be success without the trials we have to go through. No matter what job you are doing you will face obstacles and tests, trials and tribulations, haters, selfish people, competitors, even people waiting to see you fail.
Instead of allowing these things to get you down, let them be motivators. An inspiration for you to be better and stronger. Let it push you further.
For anyone who ever doubted you? Told you that you could never achieve this or that? Respond with success. Let your work make you so good they can’t ignore you.
Daily Affirmations and Self Worth
One fact I discovered since I started writing and building my self-worth and self-confidence is that I need to be myself. I cannot be anyone else in the world nor should I long to be.
Have you ever felt like everyone else in the world has amazing and positive things happening to them? Do you sit at home wondering why nothing appears to be working in your favour?
That’s because you engage in constant negative self-talk.
No matter what you are facing or going through, I am sure you can find ten good things in every single day to be happy, grateful, or proud of.
I love to read motivational quotes on self-improvement websites and highly recommend you read these 10 quotes that will make you believe in yourself again.
Whenever you are feeling down or need a boost of positivity, speak these words out loud. You are responsible for your own happiness. It is a habit, so cultivate it.
3 Things You Can Do To Make Yourself So Good They Can’t Ignore You
Celebrate Your Uniqueness
The sooner you celebrate your uniqueness the better. There is no other person on the entire planet – yes no one single person on our planet that is exactly like you. Isn’t that to be celebrated? It’s not some stroke of luck, you were meant to be unique, to stand out from all others. It always amazes me when people talk about twins and say things like “those two are nothing alike!” or “they are like two different people” ahem – reality check. They are two different people! Due to the nature of the way they way conceived, they happen to look extremely similar; but if you look a little closer it is so easy to tell them apart.
Start Thinking Strategically
This will help move your career forward and help you to build and leverage not only focus but connections and relationships you make along the way. It’s easy to get distracted and lost. If you get externally focused and look at what everyone else is doing you may lose focus. Strategic thinking will help you keep an intentional focus making you so good they can’t ignore you when it is your time to shine.Your strategic plan should include how you network, who you network with and what message you communicate.
Build Your Skill Or Skills
No matter what it is you do, you need to build on it. Build your skill. This is not something you will be able to do in a day, week or even month. It’s going to take some significant time.
Depending on what your skill is, for example acting, you may need to invest some money into it and taking acting classes. Or if you are a writer, writing classes. No matter what it is, you have to work at it. You will need to not only invest money, but time and commitment. Research, reading, practicing. Immerse yourself into perfecting your skill.
Set your goals in easily achievable steps:
Write down your goals
Break a large goal into smaller achievable parts
Track your progress daily
Create routines that support your goals
I have a goal setting guide with templates and checklists to help you achieve success in anything you do.
Remember, the world is filled with opportunities. Some people will say they are successful because they were at the right place at the right time.
I say, self-determination and perfecting your skill will get you where you want to be.
Of course, there are many elements that go along with that.
Speak things into existence and watch how your outlook on success changes.
Remember to keep the focus on your goal. Doing what you’re good at will bring you lots of joy and fulfillment ( and hopefully money). LOL.
When you become so good they can’t ignore you, you will learn to be better and do better.
How do you stand out among the crowd? Share your success stories with me in the comments section below.