Establishing yourself as an THE expert in an industry and mastering the ability to sell YOU is not an easy task, nor is it one that can happen overnight. However, with some hard work and smart strategies put into place you can begin to create a personal brand that can pretty much take you anywhere you want to go.
I’ve been lucky enough to experience building a personal brand first hand, and although it wasn’t intentional from the start, I’ve learned a lot about what kinds of things need to happen before reaching that tipping point where people begin to mention your name when your niche or topic of choice comes up in conversation. (more…)
I originally had an incredible interview scheduled for today, but I will have to wait until Monday to post it up. In the meantime, enjoy this short post and have a wonderful weekend!
The definition of adage is: “A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.”
I think it’s important for anyone who is trying to become an authority or a leader in their industry to have at least one adage. (more…)
One of my favorite books of all time is Purple Cow, by Seth Godin.
In it, Seth describes that the key to success is to find a way to stand out – to be the purple cow in a field of monochrome Holsteins. (A Holstein is a breed of cow. I looked it up.)
Seth’s description really resonates with me because looking back at my entrepreneurial journey, that’s exactly what I’ve always done – I have always purposely tried to stand out from the crowd.
In fact, you may be reading this post today because there was something I did, or something on my blog that one day made you think that it was different from the hundreds of thousands of other blogs talking about entrepreneurship and making money online.
Here are some examples of how I purposely try to stand out from the crowd: (more…)