120 Tips on How to get noticed at work and in life. How to stand out in crowd.
Why is Getting Noticed Important - If you want to make yourself an outstanding success, you're going to have to stand out from the crowd – be it in your profession, your business, your competitors, your relationship and even for choosing a wonderful life partner.
If you are in the corporate world, chances are that many of you were bypassed for that promotion which could have propelled you towards the c-suite roles OR much bigger positions of power or for that prized posting.
Even though your current performance was par excellence and you possess almost all the competencies and capabilities needed for the future role.
Here I am not referring to skewed self-image that almost all of us may have up to certain extent, of being the best and being the most suitable.
Many times it happens [in spite of your bosses having recommended you] - because we were not in the sight of the senior leadership [the power that is] as they were not aware about your talents, accomplishments and potential AND the suitability for the next LEVEL - You got bypassed by your colleagues, who had better visibility.
I will never even suggest, that you go all out[ using few short-term result giving tactics YET irrecoverably harmful in long-term] - to be noticed by powerful movers and shakers within the organization –.
We would be actually focusing on, what you can do to ensure that – you remain on the radar of the decision makers – for all positive reasons and that THEY JUST DON'T HAVE MUCH CHOICE OTHER THAN TO GIVE YOU THE REWARD THAT YOU deserve.
It is about being focused on your fine-tuning your performance and enhancing your contribution to all the major stake-holders - in natural and subtle ways.
In lots of organizations, I have heard people complain, that only people who are flatterers of their bosses are promoted in their organization – could be true for few unsecured bosses*[as it is a individual thing].
Read about how to handle insecure boss, if that is the reason you are not getting further in the organization in my separate blog.
But believing and getting into this flattery mindset is the biggest damage that you can do to your whole life – especially to your career and profession.
In the long term and for exponential growth you need to be Always working on acquiring talent, skills, exposure and expertise on everyday basis.
The following 120 tips can help you ace that position, that interview, that job, that project or that life-partner
1.Write Down All Your Strength Areas - The Things You're Good At Or Known For — E.G. Ability To Negotiate Or Problem Solve
2.Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone Of Only Focusing On Your Current Roles And Responsibilities And Pro-Actively Seek Challenging Yet Crucial Responsibilities
3.Working On Your Capabilities, Skills, Knowledge, Attitudes Through Every Means Possible – Like Acquiring Qualifications, Reading, Watching Videos, Going For Courses/Certifications Etc
4.Enrolling Mentor, Who Is Acclaimed For His Accomplishments, In Your Industry And Business-Field
5.Becoming More Involved Around In The Organization's Activities
6.Don't Actively Try To Seek Credit For Your Accomplishments – Let Your Regular Feats Speak About Your Capabilities
7.Become Synonymous With Excellence
8.Be Known For Being Dependable
9.Whenever Possible And Appropriate, Give Credit To You Team As Well As Your Bosses In Public
10.Help Others Grow By Coaching Them
11.Join Professional Forums – Where The Top Leaders Of Your Organizations As Well As Prominent Business Leaders Are There. Actively Participate In Presenting Your Cases And Learnings In The Meetings, Conferences And Seminars
12.Write Blogs On Your Professional Insight, To Help Solve Industry Problems
13.Get Involved In Social Work, Volunteer
14.Be Modest And Humble
15.Don't Ever Involve Yourself In Office Politics And Gossip
16.Never Badmouth Anyone
17.Choose And Go For Hobbies Those Take You To The Different Cultures As Well As Makes You Challenge And Stretch Break Your Own Comfort Zone
18.Compete With Yourself, Never With Anyone Else
20.Learn To Be Assertive
21.Set Clear Boundaries
22.Identify And Live Your Values
23.Always Honor Your Commitments – In Fact Promise Less And Always Strive To Deliver More
24.Take Ownership And Responsibility For Your Actions And Decisions
25.Stop Making Excuses And Blaming Anything Or Anyone
26.Learn To Always Be A Professional
27.Read And Learn To Observe/Notice The Emerging Trends – Then Go And Update Your Skills To Be Ready
28.Learn And Be Ready For C-Suit Roles By Learning About Other Crucial Functions Like Marketing, Sales, Finance And Reading Numbers
29.Contribute To Company Or Industry Publications
30.Get Known As A Team Player
31.Be A YES-PERSON - Don't Be Afraid To Stick Your Neck Organizational Or Societal Importance Tasks And Projects
32.Polish Your Soft-Skills And Practice To Shine Your Leadership Qualities
33.Apply Your Skills More And More, Those You Have Learn – To Develop Yourself Into An Expert
34.Speak Up And Share Your Ideas And Suggest For The Improvement - Even If They Are Not Accepted
35.Plan And Finish Much Before Deadlines
36.Always Give Your 100%
37.Ask Questions To Clarify
38.Be A Great Listener
40.Learn To Accept Mistakes And The Resolve By Bouncing Back
41.Be Ready, Be Curious,Be Willing.
42.Be Grateful, Thank Others For Their Contributions
43.Mange Your Energy Remain Enthusiasm
44.Build Your Confidence
45.Learn How To Focus And Concentrate
46.Lean How To Turn Failures Into Opportunities
47.Be Adaptable, Flexible And Welcome Changes
48.Talk Less But Be More Of Action-Person
49.Learn To Trust And Use Your Inner Voice And Intuition
50.Become A Great Observer
51.Create Awareness About The Business, Industry And World
52.Learn And Customized The Best Practices Of Other Industries, Fields, Areas Into Your Life And Profession
53.Love Yourself Unconditionally – But Ditch EGO And Arrogance
54.Have Bid Dreams And Aspirations And Cultivate To Generate Passion For These
55.Learn To Take Risk And Become Self-Reliant
56.Be In The Company Of People Who Have Similar Values Like Above
57.Mind Your Manners – Learn The Etiquette And Manners To Exemplify Yourself As Sophisticated
58.Create A Classy Personality
59.Carry Yourself With Poise, Be Gracious
60.Learn How To Be Unique
61.Take Tough Decisions
62.Always Communicate In Simple Language, Stop Using The Technical Jargon
63.Share Your Knowledge And Your Passion With Others
64.Have Causes And Principals You Stand For
65.Do Your Research
66.Polish Your Creativity
67.Work On Developing Resilience
68.Dress The Part
69.Engagement The Stakeholders
70.Don't Do Anything You Don't Want To Do – Learn To Say No
71.Voice Your Ideas
72.Prepare For The Long Haul
74.Be Committed To Improve Every Day
75.Never Accept Status-Quo – Improve Work On Making Processes, Methods, Rules More Effective
76.Do One Thing That Will Make Everything Else Unnecessary
77.It Doesn't Matter What Others Think. If You Believe In Something And If You Can Create Value, Go For It
78.Work Consciously To Create Your Personal Brand
79.Ask Yourself "What's The ONE Thing I Can Do THAT WILL CHANGE MY LIFE IN BIG WAY FOREVER – In My Spiritual, Relationships, Health, Personal Life, Career, FINANCES ETC
80.Be Consistent IN Your Efforts
81.Be Disciplined -Overnight Mastery Is Simply Not Possible. Even The Greatest Players In Any Industry Would Tell You It Took Them Lots Of Hours Before They Got To Where They Are.
82.Let Your Craft Become Your Primary Source Of Identification
83.Mastery Takes As Long As You Can Bear It
84.Cultivate Emotional + Social + Mental Intelligence
85.Learn To Tell Story-Telling Presentations
86.Sponsor A Contest & Create Your Own Contest – In Social Occasions
87.Start A Blog, Interview Others, Write A Guest Post, Feature A Guest Post, Participate On Blogs And Forums,Join Comments And Conversations On Blogs And Forums To Boost Your Visibility In Front Of Your Target Audience (And Learn More About Them At The Same Time).
88.Start A Newsletter, Write Articles, Make YouTube A Video, Do A Podcast
89.Work The Influencers. Get On Good Terms With Industry Influencers And Help Them Find Valuable Contacts And Solutions To Their Problems, And Many Will Repay You By Putting You In Front Of Their Audiences.
90.Present Yourself, Both In Person And Online, In A Polished And Professional Way
91.Let Your Online Presence And Your Face-To-Face Demeanor Reflect Your Resume
92.Maintain An Active Presence On LinkedIn
93.Speak Up At Company Meetings
95.Decide What You Want To Be Known For
96.Get Social, Bring Out Your Inner Dance Dream
97.Develop Interests In Different Musics
98.What Makes You Different?
99.What Is It That Makes My Product Or Service Does, That Makes It Different? The Challenge Is To State That In 15 Words Or Less And It Needs To Light Up The Eyes Of A Prospective Client.
100.Here Some Questions To Ask And Honestly Answer To Help You With This Task.
101.What Makes You Distinctive From Your Competitors?
102.What Have You Done Lately.. This Week.. Last Month To Stand Out?
103.What Would Your Colleagues Or Your Customers Say Is Your Greatest And Clearest Strength? Your Most Noteworthy Personal Trait?
104.Just Like A Corporate Brand What Features Do I Offer That Yields An Identifiable And Distinguished Benefit For My Client Or Customer. An Example Is How Some Companies Pride Themselves On Offering Lavish Personal Service, Complete Your Projects On Budget
105.What Do I Do That Adds Remarkable Measured Distinguished Distinctive Value?
106.What Do I Do That That I Am Most Proud Of Or I Unabashedly Brag About Or Shamelessly Take Credit For?
107.Finally You Need To Ask A Rather Ego-hurting Question 'Why Do I Want To Be Famous For
108.Interact With People Who Share Similar Interests
109.Gradually Establish Deeper Connections With People Outside Of Social Media
110.Use Social Media As A Gateway, Not A Final Destination
111.So, You've Grabbed People's Attention On Social Media. Great. You've
117.Prepare And Practice Before You Step Out
118.Provide Honest Answers About Yourself
119.Make A Great First Impression
120.Learn Necessary Social Skills