Standing Out

We have been trained to fit in more than we have been encouraged to stand out.  Standing in line, conforming and being a good boy or girl is what makes you a good student, employee or member.  What happens when the rules change?

Diamond In The Rough Stand Out
Stand Out

If you are only a little better than your competition, you are invisible.  What’s the point?  Marginal differentiation is still playing it safe.  Why end up in a pile of resumes?  You are invisible.  What’s the point of getting in a price bidding war?  Price will not differentiate.  What does your degree have to do with your passion and opportunities around you?  Go for it.

Changing the game and being the leader is difficult but entirely possible.  This is especially true more today than ever.  Standing out means that you pick yourself and you choose who your friends are, who your customers are and what your value to the universe is.

Our opportunities to build something that stands out and blows people’s minds is greater than ever.  Getting stuck in boring and conformity is not an option for success.  Don’t end up in a line waiting your turn.  You are so much more.  Go dare and discover it.

Question: Do you find yourself standing out or fitting in?

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

One thought on “Standing Out

  1. Hello Don,

    Hope you and your family are well.

    I really enjoyed this article. It felt like you were talking to me.

    It’s about time for us to have that steak dinner. I still
    want to treat you and your lovely wife.


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