People who truly succeed big, never try to compete – they choose instead to dominate their particular niche and become known as the ‘go-to’ person or company for those specific requirements. Domination allows you to never have to compete on price, not get involved in feature wars and bring along free marketing.
Advice from the Masters – Dominate don’t Compete
Always Look to Dominate
Look to dominate:
Never make it your goal to compete. Instead, do everything you can to dominate your sector in order to avoid spending your time chasing someone else.
You don’t want to just be in a race; you want to be at the top of the list of considerations. Even better, you would like to be the only one considered as a viable solution.
Another problem for all of us is just getting through the amount of noise in the marketplace. You have to do two things: (1) get noticed and (2) get through the noise. It doesn’t matter what you do—it does matter that your goal be to dominate your sector with actions, that are immediate, consistent, and persistent and at levels that no one else is willing to operate at or duplicate.Grant Cardone – Author – The 10x rule / Sell or Be Sold
You can hustle all you want, but if you’re hustling to position yourself in a category that already exists, you’ll find yourself on one of those endless hamster-exercise wheels — running at full speed without really getting anywhere. You aren’t defining the conversation. You’re playing by someone else’s rules — rules that could change midcourse.
Category design is about owning a niche, based on solving a problem of importance. In other words, when you think of that category, you automatically think of a specific person.
Apple didn’t compete in a traditional way. It did not get into a feature or price war like most tech companies do. It redesigned the definition of a mobile phone. It had a different point of view.Christopher Locchead – Author – Niche Down
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Why do some people seem to constantly manage to succeed, while others fail despite a lot of work put in? The answers lies in the success mindset. People who succeed think, act and behave in a manner that differentiates them from the others, and this mindset is the secret key to their success.
While the unsuccessful see obstacles as barriers to the way to success and a reason to quit, the successful often see these as opportunities for further learning, greater profit or lower competition. Successful people have a ‘can-do’ attitude and don’t let obstacles come in the way.
In your comfort zone, things feel familiar, comfortable and in control. This zone is associated with a steady level of performance. However for you to move ahead in life, you need to learn and experience new things, which involves moving out of your comfort zone. While this may not be comfortable, it is the only way to progress.