Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday. I enjoyed the time with family and friends. And, also used the moment to reflect on what worked last year and what I’m looking forward to in the coming year.
Along with all the usual Groundhog Day happenings, the excitement of Super Bowl was a new twist for the day along with the sad news of the passing of the actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
All of those events brought me to my question for the week – are you moving forward with your brand?
There’s no standing still with your brand. [tweet this]
But, like the movie Groundhog Day, there are those whose brand is “running in circles” with every day repeating the day before.
1. Do you know where you’ve come from and how much you’ve advanced in your brand?
Do you have a plan on how you would like to move forward? Do you know the next step on the road to success with your brand?
Know your brand advocates?
In sports, who your fans and super fans are pretty clear cut. If only it was that way for personal brands or even small business brands.
2. Have you identified your brand advocates? Do you have a system and plan to stay connect and in relationship with them?
If it all ended today?
What would be left undone if it all ended today? Make a list.
3. Are any of those items on your list right now? Are they a part of your goals and objectives?
Three simple questions. Yet, they are often easier said than done. Good luck!
Our hope is this week’s articles, are also of help to you as you discover, communicate and evaluate your personal brand.
- Young & Reckless: An Interview with Chris “Drama” Pfaff by Bill Connolly
- Learn How to Improve from What You’re Learning by Debra Benton
- Great Leaders H.A.V.e What It Takes to Lead by Skip Weisman
- Listening Tests Your Self-Discipline and Leadership Potential by Nance Rosen
- 3 Ways Introverts Can Boost Their Personal Brand by Heather Huhman
- Entrepreneurial Spirit: Ground Zero to Finding Success by Elinor Stutz
- Volunteering While in Transition has Many Hidden Advantages by Alex Freund
- Stop Talking About These Three Things! by Eddy Ricci
- LinkedIn: Five Tips for Developing Your Strategy by Richard Kirby
- How to Build and Manage Your Personal Brand by Ceren Cubukcu
- Entrepreneurs – You Get What You Give by Maria Elena Duron
- Build Your Personal Brand for Increased Opportunities by Susan Gilbert
- Ready, Fire, Aim… May not Optimize by Jeff Shuey
- 10 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand by Chamber of Commerce
- Could Today’s Bullies Be Tomorrow’s Be Tomorrow’s Corporate Executives? by Beth Kuhel
- Make Your Business Card a Keeper by Leslie Truex
- How to Impress Your Boss on Your First Day by Glassdoor.com
- How to Sell Yourself on an Interview by Ken Sundheim
- Certification – Is It Worth It? by Marc Miller
To help make your week even better (and easier) here are some tweetable links for you to share with your connections!
- Successful freelancers treat their careers as a job, scheduling time everyday to work. http://ow.ly/taey1 [tweet this]
- The easiest way to generate buzz on blogs is to already have relationships in place before you ask for coverage. http://ow.ly/taeXm [tweet this]
- When you join friends in sharing meaningful activities, you’ll develop a bond tied to sharing in this experience. http://ow.ly/taf2e [tweet this]
- Gain one point of strength and respect in your personal branding efforts, and you can expand on that. http://ow.ly/tafp7 [tweet this]
- Have you had a stable career in an industry and want to stay put? Use proof points to show that you know your stuff! http://ow.ly/tafzh [tweet this]
- We are visual creatures. Seeing our goals daily reminds us to stay focused and take steps toward achieving them. http://ow.ly/tafSB [tweet this]
- In an increasingly competitive world, you have to make the right choices in order to stand out. http://ow.ly/tag5H [tweet this]
- No investment is guaranteed in life except the one you make in yourself. Continuously learning is to invest in you. http://ow.ly/taglr [tweet this]
- As a leader, it takes personal strength, confidence and self-esteem to be humble enough to show some vulnerability. http://ow.ly/tagJE [tweet this]
- When you are not prepared to listen strategically, you can fail yourself and the other people in the room. http://ow.ly/tagZb [tweet this]
- Introverts have the potential to command just as big – or bigger – personal brands than even the most extroverted people. http://ow.ly/tah9w [tweet this]
- The more daring entrepreneurs take calculated risks believing there’s a good chance the new route will be worthwhile. http://ow.ly/tahsB [tweet this]
- Volunteering makes for an excellent occasion to network with people who appreciate your commitment to volunteer. http://ow.ly/tahCO [tweet this]
- Stop using the word “honestly” to your clients. They would hope you’d always be honest with them, so why say it? http://ow.ly/tahYT [tweet this]
- To maximize the benefits of LinkedIn, learn your way around it and invest some effort on a daily or weekly basis. http://ow.ly/taiwc [tweet this]
- Have you ever Googled yourself? If not, now is the time. http://ow.ly/taiWH [tweet this]
- Creating controversy on social media is a risky decision, but brings with it enormous public relations potential. http://ow.ly/taj4U [tweet this]
- You are your greatest asset, and how you’re viewed both online and offline can make or break a career. http://ow.ly/tajvd [tweet this]
- As we develop in our careers, we want to be known for making good decisions. http://ow.ly/tajLl [tweet this]
- Enjoy life: find the bright side of every endeavor and watch your personal stock rise. http://ow.ly/tajWg [tweet this]