Brand You

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HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON THE ESSENCE OF BUILDING “BRAND YOU”

#1 Know Your Goal- To use a Football analogy (Soccer for my American friends!),you can’t score without a goal! To be successful you need a plan. Someone looking to promote themselves just because they think they should because they see others doing it, will soon become transparent. But if you are passionate about what you want to share and what you want to achieve,then that passion will come through and be appreciated. So find your niche, write it down,study your niche subject frequently,create a mission statement about what you intend to do and who you intend to share that value with,then build a plan. At all stages write it down..don’t just keep your plan and statement in your head,but put it somewhere you can see it. Maybe even put it up on a wall somewhere.This will act not only as a reminder but also an encouragement and help keep you focused. Once you’ve done all that,put it into action.

#2 Be Memorable! First impressions count so have a strong visual presence.If that is online then use a picture that is unique.

#3 Be Consistent! My yellow sofa and I get around!! You’ll find me currently using the same image on Facebook,LinkedIn,Twitter,Digg ..etc. Consistency links to being memorable. And it doesn’t look good if someone sees you on one online platform,wants to know more, and look to connect with you on,say, Facebook to find your image is a photo of your pet hamster. Likewise,reinforce your name so that it’s the same throughout all online platforms. If I get to someones Twitter and see they’re called CutiePie The Third,I won’t be taking them seriously..nor talking to them ever again.

#4 Set Up A Personal Website. Create a website (or blog) where you share “Brand You”. Share your goal(s) share your passions..be useful..share value! Be a good communicator.Build relationships.

#5 Participate Consistently And Share Consistently. Comment on other people’s blogs,leave comments on Facebook…Tweet on Twitter… and be active in discussions on LinkedIn. Be noticed..and again..be useful! Also be consistent in the standard of content that you share on your blog ,and make regular updates.

#6 Personally Develop! If you stop developing your skills,guess what? Yep,you stop developing! So don’t ever turn off from learning new things. Get involved in seminars,read books,watch tutorial and inspirational videos,and basically utilize anything you can get your hands on that is going to have an impact on you,and in turn,impact others.

#7 Be Excellent! In every way that you share who you are,do it to the best of your ability. Remember that your personal brand is what other people think of you,so if you’re sending an email,meeting someone for the first time (or even the 100th time),talking on the phone,connecting on Social Media..it’s all your personal branding in action, and it is your personal branding that separates you from everyone else so be great at it.

Richard Branson's Weakness

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There’s a great story that Richard Branson tells in his autobiography “Screw It Lets Do It!”

When he was at school he struggled with dyslexia. At that time there was no support for, or much recognition of dyslexia, and as a result his teachers often gave him a hard time.

He knew he wasn’t up to the same level of skill in reading and writing as the rest of his class.

But Richard had an inner belief that surpassed his circumstances.

It would make sense to listen to what his teachers were saying about his future and you would easily understand it if he decided that he could still do some good things but those that were outside the confines of his disability.

But he saw things differently. He was made of different stuff.

Rather than saying “I don’t read and write too well, so I’ll concentrate on building a career that doesn’t involve needing those skills too much, he said “I don’t read and write too well so I’m going to be a journalist”!

He decided to turn his weakness into strength.

And not only did he leave school to try to find a job as a journalist-that would be the easy route-but instead he left school and set up his own magazine!

At the age of just 16 he was interviewing the likes of John Lennon and Mick Jagger.

That was the first company he set up and it grew and grew and was grounding for all the skills and business acumen that would see him build one of the most successful business empires ever seen.

Don’t let limitations hold you back. Have the mindset that says that even if you have a weakness (and don’t well all!), then that weakness can be turned to strength.

And yes that will involve you going out of your comfort zone and might be difficult for a while, but with perseverance you can accomplish amazing things.

Every challenge in our lives is there for a purpose – so that we can find a way of turning it into strength.

Daydream Believer

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The preconception of daydreaming has often been that it is a sign of being out of touch with reality, that if you’re a daydreamer then you will never achieve anything.

But there are two types. There’s the white fluffy cloud fantasy waste of time daydreaming that could steal from you, and then there’s brilliant mind daydreaming, which could potentially add to you in abundance.

What if you were to harness the power of your dreams…to dream big?

Thomas Edison was a great daydreamer.

But his daydream was not to invent the light bulb.

His daydream was to light the planet earth at night!

He started with a big daydream and then took steps to find the solution.
The difference between the waste of time daydreamer and the brilliant mind daydreamer -which anyone can chose to be- is to take that dream and then start taking action: make plans, be a constant learner, and if necessary be prepared to take risks.

It’s possible….anything is… Dream big..have a big vision, then work to make it come true.

Keep The Faith

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HENRY FORD failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.

MICHAEL JORDAN and BOB COUSY were each cut from their high school basketball teams.

STAN SMITH was rejected as a ball boy for a Davis Cup tennis match because he was “too awkward and clumsy.”.

WALT DISNEY was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”

The first time JERRY SEINFELD walked on-stage at a comedy club as a professional comic, he looked out at the audience, froze, and forgot the English language.

After his first audition, SIDNEY POITIER was told by the casting director, “Why don’t you stop wasting people’s time and go out and become a dishwasher or something?”

ALBERT EINSTEIN didn’t speak until he was 4-years-old and didn’t read until he was 7. His parents thought he was “sub-normal,” and one of his teachers described him as “mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams.” He was expelled from school and was refused admittance.

Did you know that you are GREAT and capable of doing amazing things and seeing REAL SUCCESS in your life?
Here’s some keys you can take from the above history makers:

1. Don’t Be Dictated To By Circumstances

2. Don’t Be Dictated To By Other People’s Opinions

3. Don’t Be Afraid Of Failure

4. Never Give Up

5. Believe In Yourself

6. Believe In Yourself

7. Believe In Yourself

 

Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Falling But In Rising Every Time We Fall.”

- Confucius.

“I’ve Failed Over And Over Again In My Life. That Is Why I Succeed.”

- Michael Jordan

Network Marketing Can Work For You

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“Network Marketing gives people the opportunity with very low risk and very low financial commitment to build their own income-generating asset and acquire great wealth.”

- Robert Kiyosaki

“In today’s world working for yourself is actually the safer route and working for a corporation has become the riskier proposition.”

- Paul Zane Pilfer

Network Marketing has created more millionaires than any other industry in the history of the world.”

- Les Brown

Network Marketing is a fantastic concept,and is,in essence, easy: You share with others something you believe in,and be consistent in sharing,and those people who get your passion,will want to work with you,be trained and encouraged by you and duplicate that process.

The difficulty is what happens when you feel rejected by the people who don’t get it? What happens if you struggle with discipline,procrastination,being easily distracted,have a fear of failure,don’t feel that you have the “stickability” required?

The answer to all those questions (and many others) is personal development – spending time and investing in YOU.

One of the privileges of this great industry is you get to empower others to reach their goals,but that isn’t possible without you first empowering yourself so that you know your own value and self worth.

Only a small percentage of people who are in Network Marketing succeed on a high level. As long as you are with a reputable company with proven success,that is ONLY due to one or more of the aforementioned issues,where people are struggling to overcome those barriers.

Many people won’t go there..they don’t want the challenge,they won’t face their fears and maybe they don’t want to face things about themselves that they don’t like. But is it worth the journey? If you want to succeed in Network Marketing and want to reach the potential that you have inside,on a personal level and as a business person,then oh yes..it’s worth it on so many different levels!! And aside from the financial rewards attainable through the industry I have met some incredible people,some of whom have overcome personal problems and traumas that could easily have crushed them.And they have not only gone on to create 7 and even 8 figure incomes,but have had and continue to have such a powerful influence on many peoples lives through seminars,video,television,books and other media. It is absolutely worth you becoming the best you you could possibly be.

Success is doing whatever you do to the best of your ability.

The great Jim Rohn said “It’s not what we get or accumulate that makes us valuable…it’s what we become.”

Seeing your own value opens the door to all kinds of new possibilities.


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