It’s true that you will change 1 million times over through the defining decade that is your twenties. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t start to be smart about the way you present yourself to the world. “Personal Branding” is something successful people do to clarify their life purpose for those they meet, sometimes without having to say a word.
My fav 90’s Icon. Style on fleek & a computer game programmer before you had Oregon Trail
I want you to harness your inner Clarissa (Explains It All) and start showing the world your badassery in your personal, professional, and cyber worlds. Let’s do this! (more…)
“You know yourself better than anyone.” Or do you? Experts tout “self-awareness” as one of the most crucial qualities in leadership and success, but how can we be sure that we are clearly recognizing all our strengths and weaknesses? When looking inward at yourself, ask, “What do I have to KNOW so that I can GROW?
Lucky for us, I’m not the first person to wonder this question. Countless dollars, experts, and studies have been dedicated to helping us become more self-aware.
Identity is a complex term. It is partly shaped by things we can control, like the choices we make in work, love, and hobbies. It also includes some things that we may not have control over, like genetics or physical/mental disabilities. But there is a HUGE part of our identity that we often confuse for being out of our control, but IS actually within our control: our instincts.
I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t the definition of instinct “a way of behaving, thinking or feeling that is NOT learned?” Well, yes, if you listen to Merriam-Webster, but those guys have been dead for a long time, so who are you going to trust? 😉
Meet Stretch. I swear she will be the death of me.
Let me back up. This morning, my very curious and always troublesome ferret, Stretch, escaped our apartment and began a journey around the complex. While I’m sure it was all fun and games for her, it was not for my husband and me.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have discovered your WHY. (If you haven’t already completed Experiment #1, stop reading and go create your Personal Mission Statement first!) You are now a member of the elite group of successful people who know the importance of writing down your goals. Keep your Personal Mission Statement close to you (in your wallet; in a frame on your nightstand or desk) to help keep you on purpose.
That was first things first and this is second things second. You’ve decided why you’re here… NOW, LET’S DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT!(more…)