Which of these bad personal branding habits have you struggled with?
Of the list that follows, here are a few that have bitten me in the past, and occasionally come back to haunt:
Over-staying in your comfort zone
Break this habit by replacing it with a good one-
Once you start feeling comfortable with where your personal brand is at, take that feeling as a warning sign that you need to come up with new brand-building ideas and start executing on them.
Trying to do everything by yourself
Just because it's your personal brand doesn't mean you need to do all the branding work. If you're serious about your brand, get assistance and expertise from people who can execute better than you at specific tasks.
Letting yourself be overwhelmed into inactivity
Being overwhelmed is a result of a lack of priorities and a lack of organization.
The most common example today is probably the ever-overflowing email inbox, a situation now made worse with the addition of social media messaging and cellphone text messaging. Here, you need to figure out which messages are most important and act on those ASAP while blocking everything else. Once you're done, go through the latter and block as much as you can permanently. For more specific ideas, google ‘organize inbox'.
And now for the complete list…
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I originally published this article on the terrific Personal Branding Blog.
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