Stories That Showcase Your Personal Brand
When the people around you, your colleagues, boss and direct reports can’t see into the core of who you are, how do they know your character and personal brand?
Your personal brand – generated by your internal operating system, the intangible elements of your personality – does show up without your having to wear a sign. They are revealed in your actions, the words you use and how you present yourself.
What’s best is that you can take an active role in making the invisible visible! You can be the director, making your personal brand come to life.
Start by thinking about what behaviours you need to demonstrate or the activities you need to engage in so your core values, natural talents, key strengths, and passions become obvious to other people. (This applies to both your professional and personal life.)
What story can you share, of an event or accomplishment, that would represent elements of your core power and what is important to you?
Here’s an example of a story…“Travelling in Europe for the first time on my own was a real stretch for me. I took a leap of faith and loved it. Wanting to explore areas I could not get to by train, I again stepped outside my comfort zone and rented a car. Wow, driving on the Autobahn gave me freedom and was a thrilling experience.”
Sharing this information allows you to know more about me than what meets the eye. It reveals my sense of adventure and courage. It tells you that I value my freedom. Hmmm…it may also reveal my need for speed!
What stories can you tell that highlight your core power and support your personal brand?
Remember you do have control over what others learn about you. One way to exercise that control is through the stories you tell to build your brand. Start directing your personal brand feature film!
Align yourself with what matters most to you. Live your brand fully expressed with intention and purpose to play bigger!
Are you interested in having a conversation to explore how you can define your personal brand and accelerate your growth as a leader, individually or as a team? Send an e-mail to book a complimentary 30-minute consultation.