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Developing Your Personal Brand Map, Part 4: Influence

Have you ever been on a road trip? I love them. My father was in the Army. As a little girl some of my favorite memories are of me reading the map for him and helping to navigate the trip. As an adult, my heart still sings when I have the opportunity to jump in a car and go. Let’s compare preparing for a physical road trip with developing your personal brand map. On the Road with a Productivity Map  Your...

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Developing Your Personal Brand Map, Part 3: Productivity & Identity

Plan your work. Produce what you've planned. Spend more time at Play.  I define Play as effectively doing while delightfully being. That's where you want to get to–learning how to live your life at play. Play is not more leisure or frivolous pursuits. It's more about finding the work that matters, planning the positive future that you imagine, and yielding the fruit of effectiveness and delight. It's a journey filled with growth and achievement and making a difference. (I started...

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Developing Your Personal Brand Map, Part 2: Earning a PhD in YOU

Everything that you do literally is a project, so you need to learn how to manage projects at every level. And no matter what type it is–internal or external or those that impact other people–all of them together, form your vision.  Alert! When you are going on this journey, you are the most central and important part in the whole thing. In the past, I thought that the vision was the most important. The vision was everything. My way of...

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Developing Your Personal Brand Map, Part 1: Making the Case

In my quest to help you get a vision for every area of life (and to make your vision V.I.V.I.D.™), I wouldn’t feel good about myself if I didn’t invite you to do the foundation work. If you accept my invitation, I want to help you plot your productivity, your identity, your influence, and your impact. We’re going to do that with a personal brand map.  I feel the need to make a case for why you want one, but...

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Something to Guide You

Any company you've ever worked for probably has a mission, vision and values. The idea is that they should be the basis for everything they do. Your life really is no different. What could be more important than your ultimate success and fulfillment? There's no way to know exactly what steps to take as you pursue your dreams. However, your direction has to come from a clear understanding of what matters to you. You need your own personal mission, vision,...

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Dreaming is Hard Work

The word "dream" is so general...so intangible...at least it can be. But without dreams, life isn't fulfilling at all. Every one of us needs something to strive for, something on the horizon. Having a dream doesn't mean that you're sitting around waiting for that "something" to come to you. Dreaming is an action. You are the hero risking everything for it...or better yet, becoming whatever the dream needs. You have to become the Prophet of your own future. That's really it, you know. Having...

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