“I need to increase my self-esteem” is a statement I hear often from my students. Their belief is that once their self-esteem is higher, they’ll be able to achieve more and become greater successes.
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Have you ever stopped to think about your communication style and the impact it has on you and your personal brand?
Do you often run on autopilot just falling into conversational habits? Many times not even tuned into the words you are using and how your message is being received.
Your brand is an extension of you and an expression of what you stand for. You continually show others who you are through the actions you take and the words you use. Both contribute to the story of your brand and what others believe to be true about you.
You do have a choice and can absolutely get what you want. The biggest part lies in the knowing. Here is where most leaders get stuck…they don’t know what they want.
The fact is, you have a brand. Your brand has been with you for your whole life. It is present whether you consciously work on it or not. It doesn’t go away or take a back seat when you’re busy.
Your brand represents you by all you have done or not done. It is both the tangible and intangible parts of you that influence your brand. It is revealed through the experiences people have of you based on your image, presence, attitude, values, skills, passions, key strengths and natural talents.
Last December when I began to think about the upcoming year, I decided to go beyond the “to do” list of accomplishments. I wanted to actually have experiences that allowed me to reconnect with myself and rediscover what was truly important to me.
Your friends are an extension of who you are. When other people in your life meet your friends they will connect them to your character, your attitude and what you hold important.
Your personal brand is defined by what others say about you. Knowing that, it makes sense to create a leadership brand experience that is reflective of your personal brand standards and how you want to stand out.