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One very good reason to mix the personal with the professional is that if you are intentionally living a life of authenticity, then they already are linked.
Learn from those who have gone before. Mixing the personal with the professional is not a branding mistake. It’s smart business.
People don’t trust faceless corporations. They trust people. And intersecting your personal and business brands gives an invaluable human touch.
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It's the easy way to have an original personal brand. Pople can see right through a dishonest act and will call you out for it.
It will also make it much easier to manage your personal brand on a daily basis.
If your personal brand isn’t telling a story, you’ve already lost half of your potential audience.
The most effective personal branding strategy these days is to build a true narrative, a story around your brand that your audience can engage with.
A brand is a promise. When you have a brand, it’s a promise that you make and are known for keeping to the person who you are asking or trying to influence.
Branding yourself means developing your professional identity to align with your values. A personal brand statement always begins with your values.
Branding Rule: “Everything counts. Everything that you do either creates and builds your brand or weakens and destroys your brand.”
It means you have to focus your brand on one area of achievement.
You can choose to specialize either in your line of work, your product, your company or industry, the media, your community, etc.
You may excel as a project manager, marketer, scientist or astronaut but would anyone know?
Sharing specific examples of some challenges you’ve faced, and what resulted from your efforts builds your credibility.