Darren Hardy: Do The Unexpected & Do Better Than Expected

Have you guys seen  the “do what the 99 percent aren’t doing?”

Yeah, I’ve seen those as thumbnails on YouTube videos and at least on a weekly basis on Instagram.

If you look at Christmas and how everyone sends Christmas cards; in addition, the family members who want to be handed materialistic things.  Those things we already expect, right? So it kind of just loses its value.  Take a look at the trends that are happening right now.  I just read something online that said, “think about what’s going to happen in five years then do that.”

Elon Musk just launched one of the heaviest rockets into orbit, sending a roadster into space and landing two booster rockets.  NASA thought he was crazy and Jeff Bezos, who’s his competitor, has tried rebuking everything he’s ever done.  All of that was completely ignored when Falcon Heavy used 4-5 million pounds of TNT to launch itself off the platform, beaming what looked like the thickest lightsabres in the world from the tail and soaring into the sky — followed by endless cheers.

He got a ridiculous amount of praise online for it….because he did what so many people wouldn’t do.  He did what NASA is terrified of doing, and that’s doing the unthinkable – the impossible.

More often than not, the extra effort doesn’t come with dollar signs or energy.

After posting a few days on LinkedIn, I realized that maybe this could be very reputable and beneficial to what I’m doing with expanding my brand.  Just two days ago, after going over a part of an ESL Business book with some executives, I realized that LinkedIn proved to be extremely beneficial with recruiters checking my profile.

I later talked to my graphic designer and even before the banner was made for my social media platforms, she agreed to make one specifically for LinkedIn, which is the most important platform for my business and the growth.

That came with very little effort.

“If I set my sights on something, I’m going to ensure success by going all in and all out. I launch what I call “shock and awe” campaigns. During this same job hunt I suggested Alex pull out all the stops—attack from every possible front and do it relentlessly.”

Excerpt From: Darren Hardy. “The Compound Effect.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-compound-effect/id1212219081?mt=11

Do better than expected

“Find the line of expectation and then exceed it. Even when it comes to the small stuff—or maybe especially then. Whatever I think the dress standard is going to be for any event, for example, I always choose to go at least one step above it. When I am unsure of the attire, I always err on the side of dressing better than I suppose the occasion calls for. Simple, I know, but it’s just one way I try to meet my standard to always do and be better than expected.” – Darren Hardy

The last note….

“I challenge you to adopt these philosophies in your own life—in your daily habits, disciplines and routines. Giving a little more time, energy, or thought to your efforts won’t just improve your results; it will multiply them. It takes very little extra to be EXTRAordinary. In all areas of your life, look for the multiplier opportunities where you can go a little further, push yourself a little harder, last a little longer, prepare a little better, and deliver a little bit more. Where can you do better and more than expected? When can you do the totally unexpected? Find as many opportunities for “WOW,” and the level and speed of your accomplishments will astonish you… and everyone else around you.” – Darren Hardy

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