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How many of you have huge visions for what you want to create in the world, but don’t see how to make them happen?
Perhaps you think the space you’re in is too crowded, already full of leaders, or too hard to break into.
What would make anyone notice you over all the other extremely qualified and intelligent people who have big ideas?
Today’s episode on The School of Greatness is for you.
I met Dorie Clark at an author’s dinner in NYC this winter. But it wasn’t until after meeting her that I discovered her incredible history of standing out from the crowd.
She graduated college at 18, had her masters at 20 (from Harvard), and then went to work for major political campaigns.
But despite her experience with being the unique one in her circles, she struggled to find her niche.
So she turned that struggle into her passion, and her newest book takes on that exact dilemma: How do I stand out and make my ideas heard when so many other great voices are speaking loudly?
In our conversation we cover how to create an idea that will stand out, how to get started spreading it, and how to develop into a thought leader.
Dorie shares her incredible experience and research freely and reveals how generous and kind she really is with her information and heart.
If you’re ready to get noticed and make an impact, don’t miss Episode 166 with Dorie Clark.
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Some questions I ask:
- Did you write a book about standing out because that had always been your experience?
- Where did the term “thought leader” come from?
- What’s the difference between a thought leader and an entrepreneur?
- Can you be a successful entrepreneur and not be a thought leader?
- How do you recommend someone get started finding their niche?
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- How you sculpt yourself into the kind of person that is worth paying attention to
- How to get started with standing out:
– make something worth being talked about
– get the world excited about it
- Combine disciplines from different fields – this makes possibilities present themselves
- Question to ask yourself when looking for a standout idea:
– How are your skills and experiences different from most people in your industry?
- Slow hunch – the process of being a few paces away from a complete idea while working it out
- Halo effect – If you are perceived by others as being good at one thing, they will assume you are good at other (unrelated) things
- 3 step process to building your following:
– Start with a small group of trusted advisors
– Communicate broadly with the world (speeches, blogging, podcasts, etc.)
– Communicate with your community (your followers who are spreading your ideas)
- Why we need to create more white space in our lives to let our minds wander (and how to do this)
- Plus much more…
Continue Seeking Greatness:
- Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future
- Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It
- David Allen
- Gary Vaynerchuk
- Ramit Sethi
- Joel Kurtzman
- Dan Pink
- The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
- Robert Greene
- 42 page workbook on how to develop an idea
- Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping–Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond
- Where Good Ideas Come From
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition
- Daniel Goleman – emotional intelligence
- Peter Bregman
- FOLLOW DORIE
- Check out Onnit and their optimal performance products. Use the code “greatness” to get 10% off your next order:
- Music Credit: Flow by GAWTBASS
You may also like these episodes:
- What Mindfulness and Daydreaming Have to Do with Getting Things Done
- How to Promote Yourself and Become the Brand Others Talk About
- Gary Vaynerchuk: Inside the Mind of Entrepreneurial Greatness
Did you enjoy the podcast?
If you didn’t think you could stand out before, now you know you can. What is your next step to standing out in your arena?