So, like – there are lots of us on earth right?
Many of us are trying to stand out from the crowd and do “out of the ordinary stuff”. Heck many of us are trying to do ordinary stuff but still get noticed.
Like delivering beer to people’s seats at a baseball game.
There is no way to stand out from the crowd doing that right?
I had the pleasure of attending a Chicago Cubs exhibition game in April of 2011, and did not realize how much of a treat I was in for from watching a beer vendor work. His coverage of our section immediately caught my attention! He was more charismatic, more outgoing, more energetic, and more fun to watch than any other beer concession worker than I had ever seen before. I caught myself watching him work more than the game itself!
But that was not even the best part. When he left our section for a bit, I followed him and we had a bit of a conversation. I was captivated by his stories of working in the industry for many years. When I left with my drinks, he gave me his “business card”. It was a laminated baseball-like card with his picture on the front working at a game. On the back it had all of his “statistics”. By statistics I mean all the venues he had worked at during his career, and events that he attended.
I still have his “business card”, and look at it from time to time to remind me what it truly means to have a well-developed personal brand.
- What do you do to stand out from the crowd?
- Where do you know that you can improve to increase your exposure?
Developing your personal brand is not a “when I feel like it” thing. It should be ongoing. Daily if possible.
Be memorable, be engaging, be caring and for goodness sake have some fun!
For those of you who are paying attention to “All Things Tim Mushey”, you will know that I am a huge Bon Jovi fan – Jon Bon Jovi in particular. I have alluded to the band and other quotes of his before on this blog.
I stumbled across a new Jon Bon Jovi quote on Google+ today thanks to Paul Castain.
I am not going to lie, I was halfway through a new blog post tonight, but started connecting with people like crazy, and corresponding online. I lost track of time and rather than getting to bed early, I decided to do a little quotes post anyways. Funny how I have a bit more time on the road in a hotel room, than at home with a 6-year-old and 5 week old!
In all seriousness, thanks to Paul for coming up with this gem. Hope you like it as much as I did.
“Each one of you has something no one else has, or has ever had: your fingerprints, your brain, your heart. Be an individual. Be unique. Stand out. Make noise. Make someone notice. That’s the power of individuals.” – Jon Bon Jovi