I sat down with Editor-In-Chief Maddy Jones and Blog Editor Marcy Cruz to help you learn what you need to do and what you need to avoid when it comes to your personal and professional branding.
After you listen to my lively discussion with Maddy and Marcy, you should have the following takeaways:
It Takes Work: Like everything else in life, branding takes hard work. This is not something that happens overnight. You own your image and how you present yourself in this world. Being strategic with your attire and what you say always counts. Being successful means you are willing to put in the work to do what needs to be done.
Mindfulness is Key: Taking care of yourself really helps you get much closer to your fulfilling your goals. How can you have an impact in the world if you don’t take the time to care for your mind, body, and soul? If you need to nap, take yoga classes, go dancing on Friday nights, or have Sunday dinners with family to relax… then you need to do it.
Learn from Your Mistakes: We hear a lot about how people succeeded in their journey. However, the path for success actually includes mistakes and teachable moments. Taking the time to reflect and learn from your mistakes and successes allows you to soar even higher.
Your Network Actually Matters: I am a firm believer that we all need to network as much as possible. Why? The people in your life can help you or harm you. Knowing who is for you and who is against you is key for personal and professional growth. You never know how valuable someone is in your life. My life motto is to learn something new or meet someone new every single day. Can you say the same?
It is Totally Worth It: Sometimes it’s hard to know whether what we do on a daily basis is really getting us further ahead. After you listen to the dynamic Editor-In-Chief Maddy Jones and Blog Editor Marcy Cruz, I hope you have learned that branding is not only important but is totally worth investing your time and energy developing and growing. Whether you want to be a model, entrepreneur, educator, or influencer, branding will really get you closer to what you want.
Question of the Day: What are branding questions you are currently dealing with?