Hey Sol Warrior! Happy Friday, how are you today? This week's topic is "I Wish Someone Told Me..."
I know yesterday I told you to relax but chile, I am still tired. But listen back in undergrad someone told me that I am my brand. I didn't understand that then but then now I understand. When people see me they use to see a hotheaded, disrespectful child. Then when I got to undergrad and crossed, all they saw was the blonde fro Poodle. Now what they see is a mental health advocate, a lifestyle blogger, and a genuine soul. I would be lying if I said it didn't take me a while to get here. Not because I didn't want to but because I wasn't mature enough to become that person just yet.
On my live Wednesday, I discussed branding yourself. You are your money maker. You cannot sell anyone anything if your demeanor or your etiquette is not there. Nobody is going to want to deal with you just off of that. The people that you once had an issue with are the people that you will cross paths with again because of the circle that you are trying to be apart of. Regardless of your age take this time now and understand that you are your brand. That job you want, you have to brand yourself because nobody is going to hire you if you are on social media acting an ass. Remember there is always someone watching what you do. You are a role model to a lot of people and you don't even know it. I had to learn that pretty much all my cousins look up to me. I started off on the wrong path but now I am okay with them looking up to me because I want them to understand that you can change for the better and nobody is going to hold you back other than yourself.
“Personal branding begins the moment you discover yourself” ― Bernard Kelvin Clive
So be the change that you want to be and understand that you are the brand that you are trying to sell. You have to sell yourself to get that job. You have to sell yourself to run your own business. You have to sell yourself to make connections with higher up people. You have to sell yourself to get into that circle that you are trying to be apart of.
As always if you would like to reach out to me you can do so by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by text at (225)341-1672, or by DM on Instagram/Twitter at apprehenlife.