How to stand out and shine in a crowd of mediocrity

12 traits that make you remarkable, memorable and indispensable

Have you not met some memorable human beings who stand out like a shining light amidst a sea of the average and mediocre?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?

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In every commune in the world where people gather, be it companies, organisations or the world, there are a select few that carry a distinct brand. They are remarkable. They stand out. And who they are and/ or what they say is easily remembered long after the event or the context is forgotten. These rare individuals are always the most valued and singled out for favour. 

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What ultra successful people do in the mornings

7 excellent rituals to set you up for a great day

In the previous post, I shared with you why closing your night on a good note is critically important to having a great tomorrow.

Habits make 40% of your day. Where habits go, days follow.

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Ok, so hopefully you have started building the habit of an intentional nightly ritual just before bedtime. Neuroscience informs us that a lot many things happen in our brains while we are snoozing – processes that reinforce our memories, learning as well as predominant thought patterns. So, your nightly ritual is sure to create some new neural pathways that shape your life. Kudos to you!

Now, let’s look at what you can do in the mornings to capitalize on the advantages gained from your nightly ritual.

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4 surprising secrets to have a wonderful morning

How to set yourself up for a great day, every day.

Your day begins when you wake up, right?

If you close your night on a good note,  you will begin your day on an even better one.

No. It begins sometime before you go to bed the previous night. Let me explain.

Everybody pretty much understands the importance of beginning every morning with the best foot forward. If you start off with the right mood, right attitude and well rested, you will feel much more in control of whatever the day throws at you. Your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day.

But then, what sets the tone for your morning?

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How to become truly valuable at work and life

Why this surprising key can make all the difference between success & failure

Exceptional Leaders Craft Today's Work with Tomorrow's Possibilities in Mind

So, which one is your strongest Quotient? Are you high IQ (Intelligence), or high EQ (Emotional)? How about your SQ (Social) or your CQ (Curiosity)? ….(heard that one just couple days back).

Amidst all the confusion about which of these quotients really matter to real success, there is a surprising perspective on how you could bring all these strengths together and continually improve on them?

In short – how to become a “Whole-Minded” leader?

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