Actions that manifest a BMW
Micheal Dell bought a BMW at 18, decades later, Ravi Subramanian, did the same not at 18 though. What actions do we as companies, HR professionals take to manifest anything we want? Not 'the secret', but simple tasks. These are relevant whether you are a student, new to industry, or a seasoned head of the function.
Song: 'Karma Chameleon' the hit of the 80's and Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' have one thing in common. The artists managed to get the right group to play this. Madonna's illuminati is awesome. No one heard it yet. That's the gap! Virgin boss, Sir Richard found this formula for success in music. Get the right people to listen, plan, and spread the word. Author Ravi Subramanian, replicated this with his books, put a swat team to do a given set of tasks. The right article, In The right magazine, the right social space, the right crowd... Make a check list that's all there is to it. Then execute it at different times daily.
Biz card: Spoke to a student from SIMS, a B-school the other day. She exclaimed, "I thought of printing a business card! Never got around to doing it." Just think of the places, desks, and wallets, your card will sit in. You put an awesome picture of yourself, what you do, what you're interested in. Something as simple as anchoring, video editing, Making layout pics, covers. You never know which small action will make you visible.
Your picture: Your Facebook page, Twitter, LinkedIn should be par excellence, don't like every post, don't post ridiculous pics of yourself. A photo quality HD image of your profile. You should be like the iPad of Facebook pages, perfect in every way. I see so many 'others'.
Kill the cat: Your outcomes that set you apart from the crowd. Take the task with the most labor, the most under-utilised and whip it.. People should know you for the sheer impact of your work. The difference and uniqueness will attract your customer and keep him there.
Death bed: Nothing can put in words a near death experience. It's the 'google invite' to get up and do the awesome every single moment. Start a dog school, make a movie, write another book, and Get recognized by company company CEO, and Narayan Murthy. invisible to visible.
The suit: The common answer to ‘what will you wear to the tech conference? "The regular stuff". What if you bump into the one who will back you, your new employer, your love of your life, your idol. You'll be there in that ridiculous attire. Take that trouble, save that cash and get that master outfit ready for any eventuality.
Spoken word: Imagine you were a millionaire today. Take every action, email, speech as though it will be stored in a file with your name on it. You then see how well you speak, how comfortable you make others feel.