“In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.” – Seth Godin
You can find a lot of advice on how to fit in. What to wear, where to eat, what conference to attend, whose blog to read, and how not to freak anyone out too much in a business setting. You can watch the movies on Netflix that are trending, listen to Top 40 radio.
There is no limit to advice on how to fit in. We are obsessed with it.
If you want to fit in, make sure you get a lot of advice on how to do that. You won’t get that here, mind you, so you might want to go find a lame blog to read. Believe me, there are a lot of them. In fact, my entire LinkedIn stream is a never-ending river of stuff I have read before.
Standing out is a little harder.
If you stand out, people might wonder if you’re too foolish, under-qualified or dangerous.
I’m not about fitting in.
How about you?
It’s a choice.
Are you doing what you do to fit in or stand out?
Is your work more of the same, or something completely different?
Any plans for the weekend?
More of the same, or something completely different?