Preparation Is Key!

PREPARATION IS KEY!

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ~Arthur Ashe
 
If the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself, would you be ready? What steps are you taking now to be prepared? Just like you feed your body, you must feed your mind as well. 
You have to put in the time, the effort, the work.  Zig Ziglar said, “The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t.”

Building Authority and Image by Just Being You: Branding Yourself

Imagine Kayne West. What images come to mind? Without a second thought, you could total up your feelings about Kayne as a person in just a few words.

In the marketing world, this assumption that you’ve built is West’s personal brand. While you’re not quite as notorious, you can use these assertions to your own benefit. It’s time to start realizing you are your own person, and you have to stand in your power. You do this by improving your image, building credibility, and working on your authority in your chosen field.  Which means working on your personal development daily!

To do this, you have to define a few things:

-Who Are You?

What makes you special, and sets you apart? Take the time to try a few different projects to enhance your prospective skills. You need people to sing your praises to help spread the word about how remarkable you are in a very connected world. These reviews give you authority on LinkedIn and other professional social media networks.

-Create Your Game Plan

You have to have all aspects of you and your product defined to ensure that your end results are tangible. To do this, consider all aspects of your image; consider your attire (home based isn’t always home bound – you have to venture out at some point :-; ), behavior, verbal and non-verbal communication. Include a plan to convey yourself and your authority on blogs, twitter, and other social media networks as well.

-Manage Your Specific Brand

It’s up to you to proactively put your plans in motion, reinforcing your passion, image, and share value in your market niche. Your social media should personify you, and your image and passion should be clear. It’s important to avoid mismatching your brand, or introducing competitive attributes (such as negative opinions) to brand yourself as a smart and savvy business professional.

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Be The Change

Personal development is a lifelong process. It’s a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realize and maximize their potential.

Work on your self development and becoming the best person you can be and share that value with others…Be The Change!‪   

 

 

Habits…

Habits to Master Before You Are 30

A great article to share with young entrepreneurs… I have three sons (two under thirty) a granddaughter graduating from pre-school tomorrow and a grandson in middle school.  Entrepreneurs and kidpreneurs in the making…

Sowing now so we all will reap later…and those after us – Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you sow

Learn from every failure – My failure gave me strength, my pain was my motivation

Take measured risks – when you’re young and single with no children are the years to take a leap… If you don’t try, you’ll never know

Keep learningSet a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make our more confident as well as being fun

Associate with those who make you better – Great leaders find ways to connect with their people and help them fulfill their potential

Build Meaningful Professional Relationships – and continue to add to your list…