Just couple of days ago, I was dressing up for my one year old son and I noticed something that got me really thinking along the lines of this subject. On the waistline of his knickers was a teeny-weeny label with the inscription ‘Mini Rebel’. What?! Arrant nonsense!
For those who know me very well, I’m hyper-cautious about the inscription on the things that I wear, how much more my children. Straight on, I ripped it. And this is because to a great extent, I understand the impact of labels on our personality, image, self-esteem, self-confidence and ultimately our reputation.
Make no mistake to think that branding is for businesses (products or services) alone. Branding is for people too. Every person is a brand in his or her own right, and that includes you. As an entity, you are special, unique and rare. This rarity you owe to make known to the world and personal branding gives you just that opportunity to do so.
Whether you’re a consultant, a freelancer, a self-employed, a contractor, a blogger, a coach, a trainer, a hired worker, a fashion enthusiast, a film maker, a creative designer, a publisher to mention but a few. Growing a personal brand is one thing you should consider if you really want to stand out. Continue Reading
It is no longer news that we live in a world where strong emphases are laid on digital footprints. A world where companies hire not by CV or Resume but by what information they fish-out from the internet about you. It’s a world where your online reputation as an individual can make or mar your success. A world where perception of you on social media can become your biggest resource or your worst nightmare. A research showed that over 90% of companies use social media tools and systems for recruiting most positions.
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Just yesterday, I had an experience at my daughter’s pre-school tricycling event, an outdoor outing designed for two major reasons. Firstly, to get the kids out having fun while building their social interactions with one another. And secondly, an opportunity for the pre-school to fund-raise.
For me, it was a catch-up moment with parents and teachers given that we’re always on-the-go and in a hurry during drop-offs and pick-ups.
“Stop judging, comparing and measuring your kids against socio-cultural expectations.”
Relationship is a key driver in the pursuit of success and sometimes, success happen by drawing inspiration from others. If you want to be successful in life, you’ll have to hangout with people who share your kind of passion for success.
People who have succeeded in the area you want to succeed in. People who are focused, driven and heading somewhere meaningful. I guess you’re familiar with the saying, ‘Birds of a feather, flock together!’
In this life, your determination to succeed will definitely be challenged at every conceivable level. The minute you make a decision to stand for something meaningful that you believe in or perhaps a decision to make something happen for yourself or for a loved one, things are likely to go wrong.
Therefore, it is critically important to learn the power of persistence, without which you will fall short of where you could be. Walt Disney said and I quote, “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”