Problems are challenges to the creative mind. Without problems, there would be little reason to think at all. – Earl Nightengale
I’ve heard a certain business phrase over the years. Anyone who wants to get ahead secretly seeks this label, although they’d publicly deny it.
It is when others regard you as “the smartest person in the room.”
Why is that important?
And perhaps more importantly, can you do anything to be given that description?
Brian Kurtz, former Executive V.P. of the highly successful direct response company, Boardroom and now a direct marketing consultant famously says, “If you’re the smartest person in the room, it’s time to find a new room.”
You… The Smartest Person In The Room
Many professionals want a reputation as being smart.
When you are, opportunities open up.
You get invited to a influential forum, for instance. Or a strategic mastermind.
I believe there is a systematic way to build this type of reputation.
And it’s something my own subscribers have heard me talk about frequently.
Think. What one trait do smart people have in common?
(I’ve observed this over and over again.)
It’s not how many initials are after their name.
Or whether they’ve attended a prestigious Ivy League university.
No… the one trait that distinguishes smart people from everyone else around them is the ability to think up great ideas.
The skill to assess a current situation and then anticipate how it will affect the future – is a powerful trait all smart people have. They’re the ones thinking ten steps ahead of everyone else.
They’re the ones pushing others around them to take a risk and try something new. It’s as though they have a super-power to see what’s on the horizon… and then use it to their advantage.
It actually isn’t that difficult to be the smartest person in the room.
Ready to Get Your Smart On?
Want to know how to get there?
Just read voraciously and write down ideas.
Consume information and then connect the dots.
I released a book that I wrote especially for those who want to ramp up their ‘smartest person in the room’ quotient.
You get a simple, easy-to-follow recipe for thinking up ‘Big Ideas’ and worksheets to help you implement it.
PLUS, I’ll add you to my secret marketing Facebook group. In it, we discuss our own big ideas and how to develop them.
Being smart just takes practice and effort.
Train your brain to think up ideas on a regular basis and be utterly amazed. Learn to generate fantastic, BRILLIANT ideas… and be one of the “smartest people in the room.”