Creating a life you love: How personal branding can help you find happiness

Have you ever felt like you’re living a life that’s not your own? Are you wearing a mask and pretending to be someone you’re not? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle with the pressure to conform to societal expectations or the opinions of others. But the truth is, there is tremendous power … More Creating a life you love: How personal branding can help you find happiness

Leadership communication: 10 ways to influence and motivate

Think for a minute about people in your life who have motivated you—leaders, colleagues, family and friends. Most likely, each person formed an impression on you based on how communicating with them affected your feelings toward yourself. Yes. They’ve made mistakes, but you’re willing to overlook their shortcomings because you’ve benefitted from your interactions with … More Leadership communication: 10 ways to influence and motivate

Personal branding: How to use a gap analysis to identify gaps between your “real” self and your “ideal” self

Marketers use gap analysis to identify shortcomings in business structures and find opportunities for organizational improvement. The same can be done in personal branding. Let’s look at how we can use gap analysis and attention without judgment to evaluate our thoughts and how that affects our personal brand. You can examine gaps between your “real” … More Personal branding: How to use a gap analysis to identify gaps between your “real” self and your “ideal” self

Personal branding: Mindfulness is attention

Every person has an intrinsic personal brand because of personality, experience and personal development. The process for managing one’s personal brand begins with self-analysis. Mindfulness can help you examine your inner thoughts and help you manage your personal brand. Mindfulness is attention. This attention can be directed inside ourselves as well as outside ourselves. Attention … More Personal branding: Mindfulness is attention

Mindfulness: Just be

Mindfulness or the ability to capture your thoughts can be a great skill to develop that will help you in your personal branding process. It can bridge the gap between the “real self” and the “ideal self”—helping you to improve your life satisfaction. I would like to run a small experiment with you. This exercise … More Mindfulness: Just be