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  • Personal Branding Weekly – Let It Go!

    Let It Go photo from ShutterstockFrom Travoltified names to thousands of renditions, the anthem for this winter and early spring has been “Let it Go!” With the first quarter of 2014 closing, what goals or practices do you need to let go of for 2014? There are practices and behaviors that at one time served us well and now due to changes in times and personal situations, those same behaviors are slowing you down or even attracting negative thoughts and ruining your reputation. For this week, if they’re no longer serving you then let that practice go! Just like clutter in your environment can slow you down and drain you, there are times when perfectly wonderful items, well intentioned gifts or habits served us or met our needs. If they no longer do that – let it go!

    Debbie Ford’s questions I find to be profound questions to ask yourself if you’re unclear of what to let go of:

    1. Will this choice propel me toward an inspiring future or will it keep me stuck in the past?

    2. Will this choice bring me long term fulfillment or will it bring me short term gratification?

    3. Am I standing in my own power or am I trying to please another?

    4. Am I looking for what’s right, or am I looking for what’s wrong?

    5. Will this choice add to my life force, or will it rob me of my energy?

    6. Will I use this situation as a catalyst to grow and evolve or will I use it to beat myself up?

    7. Does this choice empower me or dis-empower me?

    8. Is this an act of self-love or self-sabotage?

    9. Is this an act of faith or an act of fear?

    10 Am I choosing from my Divinity or am I choosing from my humanity?

    With our last two weeks of the first quarter left, comment below on what you plan to let go of.

    This week to help you in managing your personal brand we shared:

    And, since we know that content with context is king and that relevancy is a must, we hope you take the relevant tweets from this list that work for you or help further you along your goals and use them as you see fit!

    It’s harder to get a new customer than it is to generate a repeat sale or convert a prospect to a sale. http://ow.ly/uoXBQ [tweet this]

    Research a company’s future plans to gain a key piece of insight on building momentum in the position. http://ow.ly/uoXFI [tweet this]

    85% of positions are filled through referrals.http://ow.ly/uoY1I [tweet this]

    Engaging your brand takes interaction with others, unline other parts of personal branding. http://ow.ly/uoY5a [tweet this]

    Champions become champions because they practice the strategies of AGB – always getting better. http://ow.ly/uoY8K [tweet this]

    Do not let anyone else be in charge of your development; you are in charge. http://ow.ly/uoYcS [tweet this]

    When working from home, you need to have self-discipline and motivation to always stay on top of your to-do list. http://ow.ly/uoYqw [tweet this]

    The only way to really stand out when networking is to have an interesting and memorable conversation. http://ow.ly/uoYHA [tweet this]

    If you hear the “no money” response regarding new business, it could be a blessing in disguise- if it is sincere. http://ow.ly/uoZbF [tweet this]

    When your team collaborates, additional ideas develop that would not otherwise have come to mind. http://ow.ly/up01Z [tweet this]

    When you meet in person, you want to impress your boss right away to show why you’re the right person for the job. http://ow.ly/up0bI [tweet this]

    The best leaders understand what their main goals are and develop the tactics to achieve them. http://ow.ly/up0m9 [tweet this]

    Unlike social networks like Facebook, you have more control over what you see on Google Plus. http://ow.ly/up0sZ [tweet this]

    When helping with new hires, think about the overall fit of each candidate and your company rather than just yourself. http://ow.ly/up0C0 [tweet this]

    Taking risks can help you stand out in your career, and doing it well is what can set you apart. http://ow.ly/up0Iy [tweet this]

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    Maria Elena Duron is a Marketing Coach and Strategist with Know, Like, + Ignite and @mariaduron on Twitter. Would you like practical tips to create and curate content and experiences worthy of being passed person-to-person? -Get exclusive access.

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