Everyone needs a great personal brand. Having a personal brand is awesome. A strong personal brand can have a tremendous impact on both your individual success and that of your company. That's what several great authors at Inc., including myself, have been telling you.
Creating a personal brand can be a daunting, mythical task. And one of the easiest ways to get lost in the process is to not know where to start. Even Oprah Winfrey began by going through several style iterations on a small local show before defining her voice into one of the most influential personal brands in the world.
Personal branding plays a crucial role in your success. Whether you're aware of it or not, everyone has a personal brand or image that affects the way others see and think about you. That's why your personal brand and image are so important in determining if you're successful in life .
When it comes to excelling in your career, you likely know that building and growing your personal brand is a key piece of the puzzle. But, here's the thing: The very thought of pasting on a smile and a name tag, shaking the hands of a bunch of strangers, and reciting your elevator pitch makes you nauseous.