Now let’s look at 5 Key Tips to building your Personal Brand!
1. NEVER TOO LATE
Doesn’t matter your age or the “brand” you have right now, change is always available and only you can make it happen, no excuses if this is what you want.
2. WHAT DO YOU WANT?
Self-reflect to find out who you are and what you want to accomplish.
Your personal brand should be an honest reflection of who you are, what skills you possess, and what your aspirations are.
This information is critical to your branding, so think deeply and be true to yourself.
3. EXPECT CHANGES
Your goals and personality may change, and that’s ok. As long as you remain true to yourself and what you want to achieve.
Though ensuring you’re moving forward and not in circles, plan out your brand and re-look and make changes as you go along.
That way, you are always aware of what your brand should be at the end of the day.
4. PERSONAL VS WORK
How does your personal brand affect your professional status?
Can someone who is motherly show the same type of characteristics at work?
Yes, but let’s look at the method.
When we think of motherly traits, we see a caring nature, expectation of good results, doting and etc. so if this is part of your brand, your sort of a brand at work can be someone who is helpful, caring and if you are a leader, then you would be the one that puts energy in building your team and drawing on their strengths to achieve more.
In summary, take the outstanding traits and work it into a professional setting.
5. TIME, EFFORT AND ENERGY
Just like a company, you can’t expect to showcase a good brand overnight.
Take small steps, but always make sure you are moving forward.
Just like every other pleasant habit, it takes effort, but the end result will leave you with no regrets.
It’s easy to be caught up with work and personal matters to overlook the fact that who we are and how we act is a showcase to those around us. Building your brand not only shows the world what you want to see in yourself but also to be your own inspiration and hopefully to others as well.
Pro Tips: If you know who is Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, he uses to mention “Your branding is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room“.
With a combine of another quote by Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel”
To build a good personal branding, as Maya’s quote above, we need to make people feel good, and they will eventually talk about how good you are when you are not in the room as Jeff’s quote.