As we start a new year, many of us are turning to our goals,from losing weight to reconnecting with long-lost friends. If building up your reputation and enhancing your personal brand are on your to-do list for 2015, this monthly strategy will help you stay focused:
January – March With motivation for the new year heightened, create your vision. In personal branding, we call this defining your legacy or desired brand.How do you want to be perceived by others?
Spring is a great time to consider your network and how effective you are at identifying key contacts that you currently know or should know. Consider your in-person contacts and assess whether they are providing you with the insight, tools and feedback needed to build your reputation and drive your career.
Summer seems the inevitable time to focus on self. Why not consider how your image and body language are supporting your desired reputation? Take time these months to get care for yourself and your health; exercise, proper nutrition, sleep, and good hygiene reflect positively in how we display our sense of self around others in social and professional environments.
The end of the year is also an ideal time for gratitude. Gratitude for communities, individuals, faith, health, friends, family…. while we focus on gratitude from Thanksgiving through the New Year, consider weaving threads of gratitude into the fabric of your personal brand throughout the year! Read more…