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Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

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You Know How Great You Are – Don’t Be Afraid to Tell the World!

Selling your value means understanding your return on investment (ROI). You have confidence in your fullest potential, and you are constantly searching for new opportunities that will help you meet and potentially even exceed that potential. Whatever the opportunity may be; forget the advice about opportunity knocking. You have to go out knocking on doors, as many as you can find and at all times.

An old cliché about health says “you are what you eat.” Like many clichés, it has stuck around because it contains some truth. While overeating is one of the main health problems affecting Americans today; undereating, as well as not eating enough of the right foods, are also serious health issues. A closed mouth with literally starve you to death. You must eat the proper servings of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy each day or your body and brain will not have the energy they need function properly.

A closed mouth can also starve you to death figuratively, where your personal brand is concerned. Instead of taking healthy food in, you need to use your mouth to spread healthy information about your value out. Now it’s time to let the world know who you are. You must convey what makes you different, distinctive and competitive (i.e., your brand). This statement is your definition statement. You will use this during networking and interviewsto alert your current company and the outside world, your customers, potential and current employers about just how much value your brand truly provides.

Your statementhas to be competitive internally to the organization, company or business that you are in, as well as competitive externally to the marketplace. If you are an entrepreneur, your statement must inspire and maintain the respect of your employees; and even if you work as a solo contractor, you must develop a statement you truly believe in yourself!

This is critical to gaining exponential personal and professional success internally while keeping you competitive on the open market, which provides you with the critical back-up plan in the event of downsizings, rightsizings, and economic slowdowns that may affect your current organization. In plain English, make sure your eggs can produce the world’s best (and healthiest) omelet, no matter what basket they end up in.

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By accentuating their natural skills and strengths, leaders can stand out and put themselves on the fast track for senior-level leadership roles that will enable them to achieve all of their hopes, goals, and dreams.

The alternative is to become a “generic” leader, a basic manager who does not stand out in any way. In today’s fast-paced and ultracompetitive economy, generic leaders are rapidly on their way to becoming extinct — “average” is the new unemployed and good is the new average. By following the principles of Fresh PASSION, a methodology I created of developing a personal brand that leads to exponential personal, professional, and economic success, you can learn how to become great, and therefore put yourself in a position to obtain a senior leadership position that will deliver maximum personal, professional, and economic success.

Companies, organizations, and customers all expect more from their everyday employees, and particularly from their leaders. They want an experience that is more value-adding than the competition and fulfills a particular need, want, or desire.

So if they see you as a “generic” leader, you’re in trouble. You’ve seen generic brands, the “no-name” products that usually sit low on the supermarket shelves. For the most part they’re not that different from the costlier name brands that are placed directly at eye level and are often made by the very same companies! But generic products typically sit on the shelves for a long period of time, only picked up by someone looking for a short-term bargain. People expect to and do pay less for generic!

Guess what? People can be generic, too. In today’s competitive world, you’re either a distinct and competitive brand or an extinct generic. In order to prosper as a senior leader you must become a distinct and competitive personal brand.

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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.

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In the space below, write out your aspiration. Go into detail if necessary—describe exactly what you would like to do with your career and your personal life. Then post copies of this worksheet in places where you will see it every day and also provide copies to your Branding Board of Advisers, friends, family, co-workers, managers, and anyone else who can help you realize your dreams.

 

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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.

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How prepared are you? Have you taken the necessary preparations in your personal and professional life to establish a brand that will guarantee your success? It’s time for a heart check on your preparedness level. Answer each question using the following scale of one to five hearts. Then add up the total and see how “heart-healthy” your preparation really is!
Scale
5 ♥♥♥♥♥ Strongly agree That’s really, really true about me.
4 ♥♥♥♥ Agree That would be me.
3 ♥♥♥ Somewhat agree 50/50 sometimes, sometimes not.
2 ♥♥ Disagree That absolutely has nothing to do
with me.
1 ♥ Strongly disagree Let me take the fifth on this.
What’s Your Pulse Rate?

6.5 Questions Measuring How Prepared You Are

___ 1. I have a fully realized ideal of a personal and professional success around which I build all my preparatory efforts.

___ 2. I have the utmost confidence that I am truly prepared to achieve success and have no doubts my ability to overcome any obstacle, no matter how unpredictable.

___ 3. I have mastered the specific skills necessary to achieve success by being a branded expert in my chosen field.

___ 4. I have obtained the credentials (the proper degree, certifications, advanced training, etc.) necessary to achieve success by being a branded expert in my chosen field.

___ 5. I feel a burning competitive desire that pushes me to always take additional steps toward being prepared rather than feel satisfied with my preparatory efforts.

___ 6. I know the skill sets and the mental attitudes of three people who have achieved success in the area in which I want to succeed.

___ 6.5 I gain a new competitive skill on at least a quarterly basis.

___ Total

Now that you’ve taken the test, let’s analyze your score:
Scores

• 7–13: Your preparation is winging it. You haven’t taken any real steps to prepare yourself for success and are relying on blind luck and last-second thinking to overcome whatever obstacles come your way.

• 14–20: Your preparation is hasty. You have taken a few quick steps to get ready to succeed, but hurrying now will only make success take longer to arrive later.

• 21–26: Your preparation is by the book. You have done all the obvious things it takes to prepare for success in your chosen field, but so have most of your competitors. Those who take extra steps and think outside the box in their preparation are the ones who will stand out.

• 27–33: Your preparation is game ready. You have gone above and beyond the norm to prepare and are ready for some serious competition. But are you ready to win?

• 34–35: Your preparation is Scoutworthy. Bully for you! You have taken the words of Robert Baden-Powell to heart and have thoroughly prepared yourself for all contingencies, including unknowns, and done the groundwork necessary to truly stand out from the rest of the competition. You are fit to fight.

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.

recharge

  • If you become successful, and there is no reason you won’t if you follow the Fresh PASSION methodology, you are going to be a very, very busy person.
  • You have to step back from your work regularly to recharge your batteries.
  • Some ways to recharge include
    • Exercise (running, walking, weight lifting, cardio classes, etc.)
    • Time with friends over a meal or happy hour
    • Going to the movies or doing another activity that is purely for entertainment
    • Spending a weekend away with your spouse or significant other
    • Taking an annual vacation with your family or by yourself
    • Meditating, practicing yoga, or just dedicating time to reflection
  • I refer to the place or activity you use to unwind and relax as your “focus sanctuary.” You can have many as you want; it just has to be a place or activity that brings you peace of mind and allows you to simultaneously get away from your aspiration for a little while and refocus on it with a new, recharged attitude.
  • What do you do to recharge? How often do you go there or do that activity?

 

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

Fresh Passion a self-development book So I’m reading this book Fresh Passion by Michael D. Brown, and so far it’s a pretty good book. The author of this book Michael Brown writes about the Passion Method to building your path to success in building a personal brand that maximizes your potential which will help you to achieve success beyond your deepest desires in whichever field you are choosing. Fresh Passion has given me some great insights so far.

He talks about Building a brand or Dying a generic. He uses the acronym P.A.S.S.I.O.N and how you can learn this method to success in any career field imaginable from a tradesman to an Entrepreneur even down to a student or an educator, this books teaching I find to be so far both educational as well as inspirational.

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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.