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  • 10/23/08: Personal Branding News and Recommendations

    Personal branding news

    Personal Branding Magazine

    The big news next week is that the sample issue of Personal Branding Magazine Volume 2, Issue 2 comes out on Monday, for you to download free of charge. The full paid issue will be made available on November 1st. I will discuss this in depth next week and preview it for you.  This is your last chance to download a free sample of Volume 2 Issue 1, which is called “Millennials: Changing the Way We Do Business.”

    2008 Personal Brand Awards

    The winners of the 2008 Personal Brand Awards will be featured in the next issue of the magazine and blogged about next week. Everyone will be very excited about how was recognized this year. I hope it isn’t too much of a surprise!

    My new book

    Me 2.0 is 100% complete now and I’ll be speaking about it more in the coming weeks. I’m hoping to launch the book’s website on December 1st. In terms of process, galley copies for the media are being sent out next week and the book will be bound in December, ready for book stores next year. If anyone’s ever interested in the publishing process, shoot me an email. If you are a blogger and are interested in blogging about it, also email me and I’ll see what I can do for you.

    Upcoming Events

    Ypulse Mashup – Boston

    My friend Anastasia Goodstein of Ypulse fame connected with me today about her upcoming Ypulse Mashup event in Boston. It will be held at Boston University on November 6th and 7th. Readers of this blog are entitled to a 30% discount off the sticker price if you use the promotional code “friendwhen you register. You can register here and there is a Facebook event page here. Representatives from MTV, Fidelity, Fortune, The Boston Globe, Virgin Mobile, and more will be in attendance. My good friend Ryan Healy, from Brazen Careerist, will be speaking as well.  On the 7th, I’ll be holding a round table session called “Millennial Branding 2.0” if you’re interested.

    MIT SocialMediaCamp.us – Boston

    On November 3rd, from 6 – 8 PM, there will be a social media bootcamp at MIT in Boston. The purpose of the event is to show how social media can be used to market yourself and position yourself on the Internet. I will be presenting with Carla Blumenthal, another millennial heavy hitter and Life Before Noon blogger. If you’re interested in what I’ll be talking about, it will mainly be a quick introduction to personal branding and then my personal story of how I’ve used social media to build a powerful brand. Carla will make a presentation about her personal experiences with social media as a college graduate.

    Book review

    Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina

    Steve is famous for his personal development blog. He just released his book that is based on his blog and offers a lot of self-growth tips for you. In his book, he offers seven fundamental principles of personal development, as well as six areas from which each of us can improve upon. Today, I will review a few of his guiding principles for you, including truth, love and power.

    • Truth: We grow by discovering new truths about ourselves and our reality. You can accelerate your personal growth by consciously seeking truth and deliberately turning away from false-hood and denial. Many people try and take shortcuts, but the best way to succeed is to understand that things take time and you have to be honest with yourself. If your thoughts, beliefs, and actions aren’t aligned with truth, your results will suffer.
    • Love: Love is much more than an emotion. You have the choice to approach someone or avoid them alltogether. The decision you make to connect with another person is an act of love. Steve believes connections could be why we’re on this planet! He says that its our actions that cause us to link with some people and ignore others. If you want to grow, then you have to make this choice: to strengthen some connections and weaken others.
    • Power: Steve defines power as your ability to consciously and deliberately create the world around you. If you don’t have much power, then you can’t satisfy your needs and desires, but if you do you can control your environment and prosper. With more power comes the ability to achieve your goals.

    Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as the most successful personal-development blogger on the Internet, attracting more than two million monthly readers who value his unique insights. You can follow him on Twitter or subscribe to his famous blog.

    Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press) and the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future (Kaplan Publishing), which combined have been translated into 15 languages.

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