Last week I asked if you were showing up as a commodity; differentiating yourself from the competition. How’d you do with those questions? Have you begun to make some changes?
What if I told you I have three strategies you can implement now to help you stand apart from the crowd?
Show up on time
Example: I had an appointment one morning that depended on me being there. We were in the middle of a snowstorm. On a good day it would have been a 35-minute drive. I left an hour and 45 minutes early to make sure I wasn’t late. It took me about an hour. I was 45 minutes early. I got caught up on email and ready. No matter where I go, I always have something with me to do.
When you tell someone you are going to do something, follow-through and complete it.
Example: A while back…got a call from a sales rep. I won’t mention any company at this point. What he was selling was very interesting and would help my online business. At the end of the conversation, I told him I was interested and could he email me something and follow-up. “Sure.” Last week I received another call. No email. I checked junk mail. I checked everything because I was interested.
“Please send again.” To this day, I still have received nothing.
Say Thank You In Style
Send hand-written thank you notes. I know what you are thinking. I don’t have time. Email is faster. My handwriting is terrible. You don’t have time not to send handwritten thank you notes.
- What would happen if you sent one thank you note a day Monday – Friday over the next 12 months? That would be 260.
- Would that make you look remarkable?
- Would that make you stand out?
In the 24/7 fast pace world that we live in…of course you would stand out.
Go the extra mile. Always do more than you get paid for.
“There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile.” Zig Ziglar
Are you going the extra mile to stand apart from the competition?