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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Share Your Talent

What is Your Talent?

We all have our own special gift.  Our special talent.  That talent that is totally in your wheelhouse, your zone, etc.  You enjoy it and get a feeling of satisfaction when you share it with others.  

“I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation.”  ~Joel Osteen

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Share your talent – Move the world

Lion or Gazelle

You can’t outrun your fear – you have to face it.  Whether you’re the lion or the gazelle, fear of being killed or fear of starving, you have to face your fear and do what needs to be done… 

-Every morning in Africa, a gazelle

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!‪