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How to Stand Out and Be a Thought Leader

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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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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:
  • Combine disciplines from different fields – this makes possibilities present themselves
  • Question to ask yourself when looking for a standout idea:
  • 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:

    Why we need to create more white space in our lives to let our minds wander (and how to do this)
  • Plus much more…
Lewis Howes

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Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.