So you may now notice a trend. Netflix is a source of inspiration for me with my blog. Some of you may remember Abercrombie & Fitch. I just watched a documentary on their rise and fall. It made me think about personal branding.
Let me ask you a question What does a personal brand mean to you? What is your brand? Is your business brand different from your life brand?
I asked a friend this question:
What does personal branding mean to you?
He responded with the following:
Your personal brand refers to how you promote yourself; It's the expertise, experience, and personality you want everyone else to see.
In my opinion, this is important, so you're clear about what you present to others.
I experienced when someone tried to tell others who I was and what my professional brand stood for, and they were wrong.
I did not try to correct it because I allowed people to get to know me so they could see for themselves; the headline was incorrect.
We all have bad days, so that is not your brand, but how you show up 99% of the time is.
I will show my true self in a positive, loving way. It's always going to be me.
Sometimes people tell your brand story because of hidden agendas; stay true to yourself.
On the other hand, if everyone is telling the same story, you might want to revisit how you are showing up.
Sorry to be so blunt but...