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To be average is easy.

The reality is that the majority of people today that are in your field or are trying to do what you do are happy to settle for average or mediocre.

The competition isn’t as big as you think it is. Their is plenty of room at the top of the mountain because most people are not willing to make the climb.

Most people are procrastinating about taking action, they’re lazy and are not really willing to do what it takes so that they can realise their full potential.


You could say that in every organisation or industry there are people half asleep in the mediocre category.

I am not suggesting that you are there yourself, but I want to encourage you to rise above the rest, and be exceptional.

I am going to give you three things that you can do to set yourself apart from everyone else in your industry or field.

1. Work harder than the rest

The people that work hardest in any organisation are the owner or the directors.

If you want to become one of those people then work as hard as they do.

Average people go to work on time, not you. Start showing up early, before anyone else gets in, and be there.

Use your time wisely, either to invest in yourself by listening to or reading an audio book, or making a contribution in the office.

The only people that work average hours are average people.

Average people leave bang on time at 5:30, not you.

Stay later and add a little extra value.

2. Every day do something for someone that isn’t your job

Watch the people around you and look for opportunities to do something for people that isn’t on your job description.

Eventually you will become unforgettable and irreplaceable.

Do good and good will follow.

3. Make an appointment with the owner or director of your organisation

Let the owner know that you would like a 5 minute appointment with him or her to have a brief conversation.

When you get to meet them the first thing you need to do is thank them for the job or position they have given you.

Around 95% of people in your team or organisation will never have thought to say thank you for the opportunity they have been given.

Secondly, give him or her your card and phone number.

Tell them that anytime they need someone to help them out, they should call you.

Let them know that no job is to big or small you are ready and available to help them in any way you can.

Whether that is cleaning their car or doing their laundry.

Let them know you are available.

The point is - average is no good!


If you want to be the best then you have to do what the average won’t do: it is as simple as that.

And remember, don’t just do things once, do them consistently.

I encourage you to do all of these things and see what happens. I can guarantee you that, in a matter of time, you will rise to the top.

Errol Lawson

Errol Lawson

Life & Leadership Coach | Speaker | Author | Entrepreneur | Christ Follower


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