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Here is a nice video clip of Nick Vujicic , a limbless man. Be inspired to do more
and think more constructively.
Have you met someone and found the person so attractive in their well being ? You heard of the notion beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder . But One thing holds firm is that self confidence and personal image goes hand in hand.
Main concept we are tapping here is Personal branding.
How does it develop ?
Like any good marketing plan, you must first began by understanding your true self. Remember ,you are once in a lifetime never to be heard original personality. There will never be anyone else quite like you.
You know for what you stand for best? Who shape your beliefs?
Here do an exercise of jotting down your best phrases and quotes that describe your unique values, vision purpose and passion. Take some time to discover your strengths , weaknesses and hidden talents. Ask yourself what impacts you the most and what drives you.
Reality is just an illusion in the making but a strong one. Albert Einstein . It is imperative that you be aware of how you are communicating yourself to those around you. In this area, you will need to know your attributes and how others perceive you as an individual and accept the way you are.
Develop a focus group comprising close friends , colleagues and family members to ask , collate responses and consolidate their perceptions about you.
For example, are you seen as reliable , trustworthy or adventurous with a natural instinct for business ?
You must know your target audience and business or job competitors . How can you stand out unless you know whom you are standing with ?
Your pillar of strength should be from within yourself and God and drawn from your support group pillars. When people see your name or face consistently over a period of time , they will assume that you have something special and that you must be successful. Having your own brand keeps you visible within the marketplace as it sends out a clear message about you that makes you worth contacting.
What position do you deem worth positioning for with your strengths right now?
Establish yourself as an expert in your filed because expertise can bring you increased recognition , allowing you to position yourself well in the hearts and minds of your target audience.
Get good testimonials from your satisfied customers. Be known in your industry. Nothing beats faster than the word of mouth reference much better than the written testimonial. Keep track of your goals and mission statement and tagline.
Seek out new and challenging assignments that will build your brand. Write articles to showcase your knowledge and get them published or , better still , give speeches and presentation to share your expertise and achievements.
You can have an amazing brand , but if no one knows about it , you will not go ahead.
Nothing in marketing is more powerful than a promotion tool called word of mouth. When your network of friends , colleagues , clients and customers say about your brand is what the market will ultimately gauge as the value of the brand.
If you do not have a personal website , now is the time to buy a domain and let the world know about it. Take your personal image seriously because your appearance is the packaging of your own brand. Remember you are the product , and your packaging will either attract or detract people from your product.
Planning & Execution
Make an appointment with yourself at least twice a year to re-evaluate your personal brand statement .
Also , obtain honest and helpful feedback from your focus group on your brand performance , value and growth . There will always be competing brands ready to fill in any gap that you leave, so you must work consistently to close the gap.
The great thing about personal branding is that it works for everyone, no matter what business sector you are in or whether you own a start-up or an established company.
Generally , people work with you for three main reasons :
- they know you
- they like your character or reputation
- you create value
when you know yourself , what you offer and what makes you unique , your business or career will progress more effectively.
Something interesting on cnn/oprah.com.
'will u marry me' is not the only question to ask.
Question 1: What percentage of our income are we prepared to spend to purchase and maintain our home on a monthly or annual basis?
Question 2: Who is responsible for keeping our house and yard cared for and organized? Are we different in our needs for cleanliness and organization?
Question 3: How much money do we earn together? Now? In one year? In five years? Ten? Who is responsible for which portion? Now? In one year? Five? Ten?
Question 4: What is our ultimate financial goal regarding annual income, and when do we anticipate achieving it? By what means and through what efforts?
Question 5: What are our categories of expense (rent, clothing, insurance, travel)? How much do we spend monthly, annually, in each category? How much do we want to be able to spend?
Question 6: How much time will each of us spend at work, and during what hours? Do we begin work early? Will we prefer to work into the evening?
Question 7: If one of us doesn't want to work, under what circumstances, if any, would that be okay?
Question 8: How ambitious are you? Are we comfortable with the other's level of ambition?
Question 9: Am I comfortable giving and receiving love sexually? In sex, does my partner feel my love for him or her?
Question 10: Are we satisfied with the frequency of our lovemaking? How do we cope when our desire levels are unmatched? A little? A lot? For a night? A week? A month? A year? More?
Question 11: Do we eat meals together? Which ones? Who is responsible for the food shopping? Who prepares the meals? Who cleans up afterward?
Question 12: Is each of us happy with the other's approach to health? Does one have habits or tendencies that concern the other (e.g., smoking, excessive dieting, poor diet)?
Question 13: What place does the other's family play in our family life? How often do we visit or socialize together? If we have out-of-town relatives, will we ask them to visit us for extended periods? How often?
Question 14: If we have children, what kind of relationship do we hope our parents will have with their grandchildren? How much time will they spend together?
Question 15: Will we have children? If so, when? How many? How important is having children to each of us?
Question 16: How will having a child change the way we live now? Will we want to take time off from work, or work a reduced schedule? For how long? Will we need to rethink who is responsible for housekeeping?
Question 17: Are we satisfied with the quality and quantity of friends we currently have? Would we like to be more involved socially? Are we overwhelmed socially and need to cut back on such commitments?
Question 18: What are my partner's needs for cultivating or maintaining friendships outside our relationship? Is it easy for me to support those needs, or do they bother me in any way?
Question 19: Do we share a religion? Do we belong to a church, synagogue, mosque or temple? More than one? If not, would our relationship benefit from such an affiliation?
Question 20: Does one of us have an individual spiritual practice? Is the practice and the time devoted to it acceptable to the other? Does each partner understand and respect the other's choices?
The other day I was chatting with my colleague and she was sharing how realistic her dating experience is . This was groomed from both parties of a financial stature and age -30s , they both understand each other needs, the guy pays for those expensive restaurants while my girl colleague offers to pay for those cheaper restaurants.
While I don't really agree footing the bill so much ,it comes to a certain extent ,the apparent reality are we need to have a realistic mind in whatever we do .That our future husbands must have the financial capability of owning enough to sustain the lifestyle of both parties. Necessities such as a house , car of their taste. As we grew older, puppy love just fades away, falling love just does not fit the quantum .Compatibility comes to a point of building love and life together.
Expectations,ambitions ,social affiliations and activities that bond both together,
These are things that kept running over once the word pops up.
We cannot live on LOVE , Fresh Air and SUNSHINE.The reality of living love in the CITY. Thats the reality of the questions above!