Do you love what you’re doing?
Are you content with being good and great just seems too hard?
Have you ever stop, wonder, and asked yourself these questions?
You may be wondering why I’m even asking this but you see I truly believe that being remarkable is the result of your love for your work and an endless desire to improve your craft.
I may still be young but I’ve already encountered my fair share of remarkable people, and somehow they all share this trait.
They live a life with a certain degree of standards, with passion and love that is so unique to me that I can’t help feel like a moth to a flame.
So what does it all have to do with How Remarkable People use commenting to leave an impression.
In his commencement speech in Stanford, Steve Job once said “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
You see passion is the greatest fuel for a remarkable person and a remarkable work. They do it because they love it not because someone told them to. That positive mindset is what allows them to give remarkable comment. It’s not necessarily be remarkable to all, but remarkable to someone who would truly care and listen about your niche.
They made sure that their comments are worthy to be “remark upon”, that their words hold weight, or simply it has that something extra. You don’t know what it is but still, something he wrote captivated you, made a huge impression on you, and they leave you wanting more.
They leave you wanting more. . .Just imagine done routinely and religiously leaving a remarkable comment in popular blogs, websites or social media sites related to your niche that attract tens of thousands of readers that wants to learn more about you, your brands, and your company. Commenting perhaps one of the perfect vehicles to showcase your expertise to your potential customers.
Sadly a lot of us, yup that also includes me, can be described as unremarkably average individual. Leaving forgettable and boring comments that no one would care, or like having a good Filet Mignon for lunch on the new restaurant across the street, after an hour you’d forget it. The next day, you’d go for the Pad Thai serving at the next.
Sometimes it pains me to see remarkable people doing remarkable in the things they love. What do they have that I don’t? Then it hit me. I lack passion. Passion enough to persevere, passion enough to grow into many things, and passion enough to innovate.
Being remarkable is hard, I mean extremely hard, but at some point remarkable people such as Steve jobs weren’t what they are now. They’re just like you and me, an unremarkably average individual.
So what do say, want to give it a try? Anthony Robbins once said “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” So I’ve made this short list of how remarkable people leave an impression through commenting so we, the unremarkably average majority, my find it in our heart, muster the courage not so we can fake it till we make it, but so we can fake it until we become it.
1. They leave Valuable Insight.
It can be a statistic giving by an authority on the field or it can also be a counter argument, criticism against the facts given or relevant information if the content of the article applies differently in different locations or scenarios.
Whatever it is, it should deliver value, cut to the chase and use surprising or provocative insight that gives the reader more food for thought.
2. They ask thought-provoking questions.
They use open-ended questions that not only stimulate discussion but also encourage the readers to offer answer. And even if the answers are not usable or even appropriate, knowing possible answers enables you to ask additional questions that is greatly appreciated by most as this provide more engagement and community building in the blogs, websites and social media sites your commenting on.
3.They give Tips or advice on how to use the information effectively.
They give tips or advice based on how to use the information effectively based on their experiences.
It is those experience that give’s credibility in the comments they give. They’ve “been there, done that” their words holds so much weight that people believe and trust them.
Experience is often compared to be the best yet harshest teacher that it is wise learning from the mistakes of others so you can save yourself from a lot of pain in the future.
4. They accept the risks of expressing their personality, views and perspective.
From the wise words of Seth Godin’s “Not everyone appreciates your efforts to be remarkable. In fact, most people don’t. So what? Most people are ostriches, heads in the sand, unable to help you anyway. Your goal isn’t to please everyone. Your goal is to please those that actually speak up, spread the word, buy new things or hire the talented.”
Putting yourself out there, expressing your views and beliefs, and standing out can be risky. Some people may judge you or even reject you. But expressing your personality, views and perspective is not sin but a requirement in the pursuit of remarkability. Say more what you want to say, do more of what you want to do, be more of who you are, and others will notice and remember you.
5. They Proof read before they post.
No Businessman or a potential customer would ever trust a person who can’t even check whether his spellings are right or wrong. Poor grammar and spelling in comments are signs of lack of attention to details and sloppy work. In this age of competitive business, it is crucial that all aspects even its comments present a positive image for the company as first impression really do count.