Lou Ludwig Success Tips: You Can Blend in or Standout

You Can Blend in or Standout

You Can Blend in or Standout

“The idea that men are created free and equal is both true

and misleading: men are created different; they lose

their social freedom and their individual autonomy

in seek to become like each other.”

David Riesman 1909 – 2002, Sociologist, Attorney,



As I see it . . . . . . .

Your can blend in or standout


You can choose to follow the crowd . . . . and try to blend in with everyone else.


Or you can choose to follow a different path . . . . the path to standout.


You’re free to make a choice on what you do . . . . how you do it . . . . and why you do it.


When you make the choice to blend in . . . . You follow the crowd and give up your individually. You get involved in group think and go along with what the crowd is doing. Because that’s what there doing.


In making the choice to standout . . . . your making the choices to take control of your life . . . . your choices . . . . and to follow the path of your choosing.


We are all born free . . . . Free to make choices.


The choice is yours . . . .  Ask yourself, do you want to blend in or standout?



©2014 Lou Ludwig Motivational Power Quote, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

Comment balloon 13 commentsLou Ludwig • November 03 2014 10:01PM


Great post. Definiterly a question worth thinking about and asking yourself. 

Posted by Jack O'Neal (HomeSmart Elite Group) almost 6 years ago

Both have anvantages but in biz, you gotta be the whiz! Love and light!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 6 years ago

I find it interesting that a sociology person would choose law! Very cool! I dig it! 

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 6 years ago

Lou I have always made my own path...many people did not agree with my approach... and thought I was too controversial...but I always slept peacefully knowing I did the "Right thing" I never had to think about it I know it was the Right path...Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 6 years ago

Good morning Lou. That is a really interesting quote, one I had not heard before. I can see what the thinking was of the Reisman.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 6 years ago

Lou, between stimulus and response man has the power to choose! Choose wisely! You can blend in or lead. The  choice is all yours. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 6 years ago

Lou Ludwig, Your blog is filled with truth and a reminder that we all have choices and making the choice to be the best we can be is a choice that more people should strive towards.  Thanks for the reminder!   

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 6 years ago

Good Morning Lou: I always want to stand out as an individual because it makes us more memorable. And this can be done in so many ways. Even with small gestures.

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) almost 6 years ago

Good day Lou, you just can't say it any better than that.

Posted by Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County (Lubeck Realty Group) almost 6 years ago

Another great selection Lou!  I wish you a happy Tuesday and thanks for the push

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 6 years ago

Hello Lou,  I like to think I standout but I am only 5 foot 6 so sometimes I will stand on a chair.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 6 years ago

I believe that there are situations where you should blend in, and other situations where you should stand out. It all depends.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) almost 6 years ago

I am not quite  5 feet tall, so I have had to work at standing out!!

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) almost 6 years ago