How To Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

by Sheri

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Is Being So Good They Can’t Ignore You Even Possible?

When you want something, a job, success, validation – you need to stand out from everyone else, from the crowd in order to receive the attention to get what you want. So it really possible to make yourself so good they can’t ignore you? Who do I mean when I say “they”? They is whoever you need to help you get to the next level of success.

A company, your boss, colleagues, an agent, a producer, publisher – those are the “they” I speak of.

Sounds complicated? Let me break it down for you.

The first time I heard “be so good they can’t ignore you” I thought, well, that’s easy coming from Steve Martin. A well-known comedian with a great career. Easy for him to say!

 Having Passion

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Turns out it’s not that simple. Passion is great but it won’t get you noticed by the right people. If you offer value and are remembered – only then will you be considered to be so good they can’t ignore you.

I began my blog a year ago. I knew nothing about blogging, SEO, sharing on numerous social media sites, heck – I didn’t even know that Pinterest existed. What I knew was that I loved to write and I loved to help people. Passion.

The more I shared posts and got to know other bloggers, the more I realised that no one would read (or even care) about my work unless I stood out. I had to be different, unique. I had to offer value to my readers.

I thought about rebuilding my website, changing my content to write about the “more popular and ‘in’ stuff”.  Day and night I pondered about what I could do to improve my blog and my writing. I suddenly remembered the quote…..”be so good they can’t ignore you”

 Experiencing The Lightbulb Moment!

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That was it! I could still do what I loved to do, write what I chose to write about. I could do whatever I wanted to do – it didn’t matter what it was. I had to stop learning and start doing. 

What was important here was quality. Value. Oh, that word again. Yes, the one thing I had to do was to make it less about me and more about YOU, my readers.

How could I share my life, thoughts, experiences, successes and failures while helping you in the process?

Success wouldn’t be success without the trials we have to go through. No matter what job you are doing you will face obstacles and tests, trials and tribulations, haters, selfish people, competitors, even people waiting to see you fail.

Instead of allowing these things to get you down, let them be motivators. An inspiration for you to be better and stronger. Let it push you further.

For anyone who ever doubted you? Told you that you could never achieve this or that? Respond with success. Let your work make you so good they can’t ignore you.

  Daily Affirmations and Self Worth

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One fact I discovered since I started writing and building my self-worth and self-confidence is that I need to be myself. I cannot be anyone else in the world nor should I long to be.

Have you ever felt like everyone else in the world has amazing and positive things happening to them? Do you sit at home wondering why nothing appears to be working in your favour?

That’s because you engage in constant negative self-talk.

No matter what you are facing or going through, I am sure you can find ten good things in every single day to be happy, grateful, or proud of.

I love to read motivational quotes on self-improvement websites and highly recommend you read these 10 quotes that will make you believe in yourself again.

Whenever you are feeling down or need a boost of positivity, speak these words out loud. You are responsible for your own happiness. It is a habit, so cultivate it.


  3 Things You Can Do To Make Yourself So Good They Can’t Ignore You

 Celebrate Your Uniqueness

The sooner you celebrate your uniqueness the better. There is no other person on the entire planet – yes no one single person on our planet that is exactly like you. Isn’t that to be celebrated? It’s not some stroke of luck, you were meant to be unique, to stand out from all others. It always amazes me when people talk about twins and say things like “those two are nothing alike!” or “they are like two different people” ahem – reality check. They are two different people! Due to the nature of the way they way conceived, they happen to look extremely similar; but if you look a little closer it is so easy to tell them apart.


 Start Thinking Strategically

This will help move your career forward and help you to build and leverage not only focus but connections and relationships you make along the way. It’s easy to get distracted and lost. If you get externally focused and look at what everyone else is doing you may lose focus. Strategic thinking will help you keep an intentional focus making you so good they can’t ignore you when it is your time to shine.Your strategic plan should include how you network, who you network with and what message you communicate.


 Build Your Skill Or Skills

No matter what it is you do, you need to build on it. Build your skill. This is not something you will be able to do in a day, week or even month. It’s going to take some significant time.

Depending on what your skill is, for example acting, you may need to invest some money into it and taking acting classes. Or if you are a writer, writing classes. No matter what it is, you have to work at it. You will need to not only invest money, but time and commitment. Research, reading, practicing. Immerse yourself into perfecting your skill.

 Set your goals in easily achievable steps:

Write down your goals

Break a large goal into smaller achievable parts

Track your progress daily

Create routines that support your goals

I have a goal setting guide with templates and checklists to help you achieve success in anything you do.

Remember, the world is filled with opportunities. Some people will say they are successful because they were at the right place at the right time.

I say, self-determination and perfecting your skill will get you where you want to be.

Of course, there are many elements that go along with that.

Speak things into existence and watch how your outlook on success changes.

Remember to keep the focus on your goal. Doing what you’re good at will bring you lots of joy and fulfillment ( and hopefully money). LOL.

When you become so good they can’t ignore you, you will learn to be better and do better.

How do you stand out among the crowd? Share your success stories with me in the comments section below.

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Angela Ricardo Bethea April 12, 2017 - 20:55

I totally love and appreciate everything you have shared, especially the appreciation and affirmation. I have been practicing self-love a lot more lately and I can say I am so much happier.

Michelle Waller April 6, 2017 - 23:13

I just love this post so much!! To stand out in a crowd I just be myself. I am funny and friendly and that usually makes me stand out against everyone else.

Angela Milnes April 6, 2017 - 23:06

I think believing in yourself is really important and can certainly help you to be good at what ever you choose to do. 🙂 Passion is a good one too!

The Inspiration Edit (@Inspire_Edit) April 6, 2017 - 21:58

This is absolutely a good post you have a good talent on writing and such a beautiful motivation, Glad you share this

katyashadeofteal April 6, 2017 - 12:32

What a great post! I love your thought to “be so good they can’t ignore you”. Blogging can be so challenging especially when you get in your rut where you think no one is reading.

Felicia April 6, 2017 - 10:27

I love this post! It is so motivational and you hit all the key points of loving yourself, loving your work, and pushing forward. These are essentially the keys to a happy life

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life April 6, 2017 - 10:53

Thank you Felicia. I am glad you enjoyed the post. Happy life is essential for success.

FS Page April 6, 2017 - 09:59

That is such an inspiring post. Loved reading it and feel so energized and motivated. THanks for sharing it.

Claire Santiago April 6, 2017 - 08:49

This is a nice guide in anyone’s daily life. We all would want to have a manageable and fulfilling day and these would be helpful if we would bear them in mind.

Peter Minkoff April 5, 2017 - 16:48

So motivating! Thank you for sharing it!

The Trophy WifeStyle April 5, 2017 - 16:37

Omg just love this!!! I’m all about self motivation! I even have a “home library” ok, designed reading section of my office that I keep motivational books!

Emily April 5, 2017 - 15:38

These are great ways to think about things! I have never heard of the phrase of being so good they cannot ignore you. But I agree this is a really good way to look at jobs or even life.

Liz April 5, 2017 - 14:37

I think the biggest thing that has helped me is writing down my goals. Making the thought tangible sounds CRAZY but makes it more realistic! I enjoyed this article, keep inspiring!

Maikel April 5, 2017 - 14:05

I believe that motivation is so important, it makes people shine and sparkle

Jessica Hughes April 5, 2017 - 13:07

This is really great advice and I completely agree with you. The more value you provide for people the more apt they are to remember you and flock to you.

Sarah-Louise Bailey April 5, 2017 - 12:50

Love reading your articles!! Agree with you everyone is different, their thoughts, perspective is completely different. We can stand out from the crowd by doing something unique or different from others.

Elizabeth O. April 5, 2017 - 12:10

There’s plenty of competition out there and you have to make sure that it doesn’t ruin your confidence. I think these are great ideas to help people stand out and improve their outlook about their business.

Crystal Santoría April 5, 2017 - 12:09

Loved your post. Great read! I stand out by writing in a contest that no one does. My books aren’t there YET. They will be. Love just being myself. Sharing this.

Victoria Sconion April 5, 2017 - 12:03

I love affirmations! They have helped me so much in the past 8 years to get through the toughest times in my life. I found that being consistent in blogging helps even if its writing posts everyday, learning something new when it comes to the web designing or social media.

oindrila98 April 5, 2017 - 03:36

Favorite post of yours till now. I totally believe in the phrase “Be so good that they can’t ignore you.” It’s definitely true. And seeing the recent scenarios,I’ve seen many people doing things for materialistic pleasure but not for something which they can do out of love and passion. Lovely points and so true.

prernagargagarwal April 4, 2017 - 22:20

Such a great, helpful post! I feel I needed this motivation 🙂

Mae April 4, 2017 - 21:49

I believe in daily affirmations. I like wearing a bracelet with affirmations to remind me of my worth. Great post!

– Mae

Sandra Tsai April 4, 2017 - 20:29

Great post- super motivational! Passion is def so important and can definitely make you stand out from the crowd! Always love seeing somewhat passionate about something. 🙂

Acadiana'sThriftyMom (@acadianathrifty) April 4, 2017 - 19:34

This is such great advice! I’m going to pass it on to my daughter <3

SofarsoSabine April 4, 2017 - 18:53

You’re so good in motivating people! I love reading your positive posts. Standing out is so important!

Jasmin N April 4, 2017 - 14:59

Loved this one! So many good points & great tips 🙂

momknowsbest15 April 4, 2017 - 13:34

Love this saying! I need to remind myself daily about doing this.

Krystal | Photography for Handmade Business April 4, 2017 - 12:03

This is such thoughtful and beautiful advice, Sheri! Something I remind myself of all the time (especially in the blogging world) is that often the only difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is that one of them didn’t give up. Keep doing what you’re doing!

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life April 4, 2017 - 12:30

Thank you Krystal. It is easier to give up than it is to keep going right? 🙂 I wish you all the best and success in everything you do! 🙂 -Sheri

nnsmith April 4, 2017 - 11:53

This is great and motivational! I love positive affirmations particularly from the Word. I’ve really had my mind set on taking some classes and finishing my Masters to build upon my skills.

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life April 4, 2017 - 12:35

I hope you get to do everything your heart desires Tasha! You will be great!

Kennedy Lazar April 4, 2017 - 11:46

This is so wonderful! I definitely agree that having passion will really really help you stand out!

Kari April 4, 2017 - 11:21

I think writing down your goals is key. Like in a lecture when I was in college…if I wrote it down, I remembered it. Writing down our goals keeps it at the forefront of our mind and that is so powerful! Great tips!

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life April 4, 2017 - 11:56

Thank you Kari – I hope you will download my goal setting guide to help you. Thank you for the encouraging words.

Shilpa Bindlish April 4, 2017 - 11:17

Thanks for the constant boost of motivation through this post. Very well composed.

wildandfreeoutdoors April 4, 2017 - 10:25

This was such a great post! I definitely needed this, it was a source of motivation and encouragement for me since I’ve been feeling somewhat defeated in the blogging world…. great points were made here!!

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life April 4, 2017 - 11:40

This is so wonderful to hear! I am so very happy to read this as I try my best to share great content that is helpful and meaningful to my readers. I hope to continue to encourage, motivate and inspire. 🙂 Sheri

robin masshole mommy April 4, 2017 - 06:22

Daily affirmations are far too underrated. They work and everyone should be doing them.

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life April 4, 2017 - 11:34

I agree 100% Robin. 🙂

Karoliina Kazi April 4, 2017 - 05:02

Loved reading this, like I always love reading your positive and encouraging posts!

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life April 4, 2017 - 11:34

Thank you Karolina, I am so glad to hear that they help you and you enjoy them.

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