I want to wish everyone out there a happy thanksgiving from the Personal Branding Blog. Thanksgiving is a time when we give thanks to the prosperity of our own brands, as well as our friends and family. At the dinner table, although our hearts are with the attendees, our minds are on the turkey(see left).

I just came out of my meal, after eating turkey, brisket, stuffing and cake. I’m so stuffed right now and don’t want to see turkey again for a very long time (I’ll probably eat leftovers within the week). I think we should all be thankful for having these extravagant dinners on this glorious day.

On another note, I think it’s a great time to reflect on our personal brands. Taking a closer look at how far we’ve come and our dreams for the future, with the people who know us and love us best. As we move towards the end of 2007, we must keep a few things in mind. Firstly, whether you’re a student or CEO, we must assess our network, discovering who has moved positions and may turn into a bridge into a new opportunity. Secondly, it’s a great time to ask for personal brand feedback, so that we can improve on who we are and learn how we can gather new communication and technical skills that will help us in our careers. Lastly, I feel it’s important to give back. The more we grow and develop, the more we can offer to others who haven’t achieved or had the luxuries as we’ve had. Find someone in your life that you can reach out to and mentor. You can make a real difference in someone’s life…more than you would ever know!