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8 Things Charismatic People Do Differently To Stand Out

8 Things Charismatic People Do Differently To Stand Out

Simply put: charismatic people are winners. No, they’re not God’s gift to humanity, and they don’t have any secret talent. The reason charismatic people stand out is because they present themselves in such a way that is hard to ignore. Through their body language, words, and actions, charismatic people set themselves apart from others.

1. They carry themselves well

Charismatic people walk into a room like they own the joint. When giving a speech or presentation, they dress well, stand up straight, and make eye contact with members of the audience. They also aren’t afraid to give a humanizing smirk every once in a while, to remind everyone that they aren’t robots. Although you should never judge a book by its cover, it’s human nature to do so; charismatic people understand this, and present themselves accordingly.

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2. They’re persuasive

Charismatic people are able to take complex, abstract ideas, and make them concrete and understandable. They also have the ability to connect seemingly unrelated ideas in order to prove a point or get a message across. Charismatic people can also take global ideas and relate them to a local audience. By using facts and emotional appeal, the most charismatic people can convince an audience of almost anything.

3. They’re good listeners

Not only do charismatic people know how to get a point across, but they also know when to listen to other people’s concerns. Again, they exhibit polite body language, such as eye contact, when listening to others to ensure them that their voice is being heard. They also give feedback directly related to what was said, rather than blowing the other party off and going back to their own ideas. Charismatic people succeed because they create lines of communication between all involved in a specific project or undertaking.

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4. They adapt easily

Charismatic people wear many different hats. They can fulfill different roles depending on what is needed at the current time. They have no problem changing their roles within a company if the need arises, as they want what’s best not only for themselves, but everyone around them as well. Charismatic people are also often prepared for contingencies, so when something goes wrong, they’re usually available immediately to right the ship. Their ability to adapt to a variety of situations makes them the “go-to” person within a department or company.

5. They’re entrepreneurial

Charismatic people have great ideas, and are confident that their ideas are actually workable. They analyze problems and brainstorm ways to fix them. And they’re not just thinkers, either. Charismatic people not only come up with ideas, but come up with ways to make these ideas actionable and realistic. Since they adapt easily, they also are able to think of all possible outcomes in a given situation and plan accordingly. By analyzing problems from an objective and actionable perspective, they ensure success for all.

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6. They embrace vulnerability

Charismatic people are people, no matter how superhuman they may seem. There may have been a time when they weren’t so gung-ho about giving a presentation in front of dozens (or hundreds) of colleagues, but they didn’t let their fear stop them entirely. Charismatic people embrace their vulnerability and push their comfort zones to the absolute limit. In turn, their comfort zones expand, and they find it much easier to give a presentation the next time.

7. They inspire others

Charismatic people’s “can-do” attitude is completely infectious. They build others up, showing them that, with effort, they, too, can succeed and move up in the world. Charismatic people are usually team players, and want to see everyone succeed. While they are certainly confident in themselves, they also exude confidence in their colleagues as well.

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8. They’re optimistic

Charismatic people are always looking for the best possible outcome to a situation. Of course, they don’t just hope for it; they act on it. By doing so, they show confidence that their efforts will pay off in the long run. They view setbacks as moments of improvement, and never let themselves or others around them get complacent. Charismatic people view every second of every day as a chance to excel, and they never waste a beat.

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Last Updated on May 17, 2019

This Is What Happens When You Move Out Of the Comfort Zone

This Is What Happens When You Move Out Of the Comfort Zone

The pursuit of worthwhile goals is a part of what makes life enjoyable. Being able to set a goal, then see yourself progress towards achieving that goal is an amazing feeling.

But do you know the biggest obstacle for most people trying to achieve their goals, the silent dream killer that stops people before they ever even get started? That obstacle is the comfort zone, and getting stuck there is bound to derail any efforts you make towards achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself.

If you want to achieve those goals, you’ll have to break free from your comfort zone. Let’s take a look at how your life will change once you build up the courage to leave your comfort zone.

What Is the Comfort Zone?

The comfort zone is defined as “a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance.”

What stands out to me the most about that definition is the last part: “using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance.” How many successful people do you know who deliver a steady level of performance?

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The goal in life is to continually challenge yourself, and continually improve yourself. And in order to do that, you have move out of your comfort zone. But once you do, your life will start to change in ways you could never have imagined. I know because it’s happening right now in my own life.

Here’s what I’ve learned.

1. You will be scared

Leaving your comfort zone isn’t easy. In fact, in can be downright terrifying at times, and that’s okay. It’s perfectly normal to feel a little trepidation when you’re embarking on a journey that forces you to try new things.

So don’t freak out or get overwhelmed when you feel yourself getting a little scared. It’s perfectly normal and all part of the process. What’s important is that you don’t let that fear hold you back. You must continue to take action in the face of fear.

That’s what separates winners from losers.

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2. You will fail

Stepping out of your comfort zone means you’re moving into uncharted territory. You’re trying things that you’ve never tried before, and learning things you’ve never learned before.

That steep learning curve means you’re not going to get everything right the first time, and you will eventually fail when you move out of your comfort zone. But as long as the failures aren’t catastrophic, it can actually be a good thing to fail because …

3. You will learn

Failure is the best teacher. I’ve learned more from each one of my failures than I have from each one of my successes. When you fail small, and fail often, you rapidly increase the rate at which you learn new insights and skills. And that new knowledge, if applied correctly, will eventually lead to your success.

4. You will see yourself in a different way

Once you move out of your comfort zone, you immediately prove to yourself that you’re capable of achieving more than you thought was possible. And that will change the way you see yourself.

Moving forward, you’ll have more confidence in yourself whenever you step out of your comfort zone, and that increased confidence will make it more likely that you continue to step outside your comfort zone. And each time you do, you’ll prove to yourself again and again what you’re really capable of.

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5. Your peers will see you in a different way

Whether we want to admit or not, people judge other people. And right now, people view you in a certain way, and they have a certain idea of what you’re capable of. That’s because they’ve become accustomed to seeing you operate in your comfort zone.

But once you move out of your comfort zone, you’ll prove to other people, as well, that you’re capable of much more than you’ve shown in the past.

The increased confidence other people place in you will bring about more opportunities than ever before.

6. Your comfort zone will expand

The good thing about the comfort zone is that it’s flexible and malleable. With each action you take outside of your comfort zone, it expands. And once you master that new skill or action, it eventually becomes part of your comfort zone.

This is great news for you because it means that you can constantly increase and improve upon the behaviors that you’re comfortable with. And the more tools and skills you have at your disposal, the easier it will be to achieve your goals.

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7. You will increase your concentration and focus

When you’re living inside of your comfort zone, the bulk of your actions are habitual: automatic, subconscious, and requiring limited focus.

But once you move out of your comfort zone, you no longer rely on those habitual responses. You’re forced to concentrate and focus on the new action in a way you never do in your comfort zone.

8. You will develop new skills

Moving out of your comfort zone requires that you develop new skills. One of the many benefits you’ll experience is that you’ll be stepping away from the “limited set of behaviors” and start to develop your ability and expertise in new areas.

Living inside of your comfort zone only requires a limited skill set, and those skills won’t contribute much to your success. Once you can confidently step outside of your comfort zone and learn a new skill, there’s no limit to how much you can achieve.

9. You will achieve more than before

With everything that happens once you move out of your comfort zone, you’re naturally going to achieve more than ever before.

Your increased concentration and focus will help you develop new skills. Those new skills will change the way you see yourself, encouraging you to step even further out of your comfort zone.

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