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mind map for setting personal life goals

 

·       We discussed aspiration and what it really means in relation to your personal brand in an earlier post.

·       One simple way to remind yourself of where you want to arrive is to give yourself a visual reminder that you will see everywhere you go.

·       Find your purpose and put it on Post-its all over your house, car, bathroom, office—anywhere you are going to look.

·       As you go through your day, read these aspiration notes you left lying around.

·       Don’t just look at them; really read and absorb them.

·       What is the purpose of this practice?

·       These Post-its remind you to give your aspiration daily attention. Without this attention, it will lose energy and focus and become a part of your background instead of being in front of you.

 

For leadership coachingprofessional development training, customer service trainingcustomer service tips, college success tips, or to learn how to build a personal brand, how to improve customer service, or  how to succeed in college, contact Michael D Brown, a premier leadership speaker, customer service speaker, and college motivational speaker at http://www.myfreshbrand.com, http://www.freshcustomerservice.com, or http://www.52collegesuccesstips.com.

freshpassion

Over the past few years I’ve had a lot of fruitful discussions, (forgive the pun), regarding personal branding. Do you have a personal brand? If so, is it separate from your professional brand? How do you define it? How do you ensure you consistently exuding the essence of your brand?

In Fresh Passion: Get a Brand or Die a Generic author Michael D. Brown states that you must create a personal brand to be competitive in your career and in business. Throughout the book he lays out his passionate approach to establishing your personal brand, peppered with notable quotables from successful people who’ve achieved stellar personal brands such as Oprah, Donald Trump and Stephen King. They all serve as inspiration as does the story of Michael D. Brown himself.

I appreciate the approach Michael takes to his own career. I’ve found that the most successful business people I know understand what it means to hustle. And hustle Michael does. Whether he’s overcoming challenges moving up the corporate ladder or managing a sounding board of advisors who oversee his own personal brand, Michael does with it an incredible amount of laser-focused energy.

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For leadership coachingprofessional development training, customer service trainingcustomer service tips, college success tips, or to learn how to build a personal brand, how to improve customer service, or  how to succeed in college, contact Michael D Brown, a premier leadership speaker, customer service speaker, and college motivational speaker at http://www.myfreshbrand.com, http://www.freshcustomerservice.com, or http://www.52collegesuccesstips.com.

standout

  • One of the key aspects of your personal brand is figuring out how you are different from everyone else.
  • In writing my book Fresh PASSION, I sought to challenge my readers to be different in a number of ways.
  • Today I’d like to go over those ways and challenge you to do the same as my readers.
  • Think differently: When confronted with a problem, be innovative and bold. Get around tired and safe solutions and present something out of the ordinary.
  • Be different: You may find yourself surrounded by average people who do average work and make average pay. You need to separate yourself from that pack. Do more and make more by being different.
  • Do differently: Look for ways to tweak systems or processes and break the mold created by everyone who held your position before you. The old way isn’t always the best way. Do something different. Get results. Get noticed.
  • See differently: Those around you may see a new task, client, or manager as a problem. You should try seeing the opportunity. Don’t fall into line with the people around you. See things differently and you will be seen differently.
  • Brand yourself differently: When you implement this course of being, doing, and thinking differently, your brand will evolve. You’ll be seen as the innovator, the problem solver, the visionary—the person you seek to be.
  • When have you seen or done something differently than those around you? How did it help? Share your stories below.

 

 

 

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  • Your personal brand is the solid and consistent impression that comes to mind when people think of you.
  • The first step in creating a personal brand is identifying your target audience or market.
  • Now you have to find out what this person’s or organization’s needs or wants are and then quickly determine whether you can meet them.
  • You have to figure out the pain that exists and show them how you can relieve their pain via the brand you possess.
  • Most important, you have to figure out what makes you different. You have to stand out!
  • Once you figure out how you are different, you have to clearly lay it out and communicate what makes you different and unique.
  • Finally, you have to continue to refresh your brand so it stays competitive.
  • More on freshness in an upcoming post!