I must state that I am in no way an expert in this field. I have not gone to school to study reputation management. I am simply sharing what I have exposed myself to with that said let us get to work
In order to brand yourself it is safe to say you must know yourself. You might be wondering, Munira how can I not know myself? It is very easy dear friend, very easy. In a world we are used to putting a face we can actually forget who we are. I cannot tell you how to find yourself. All I can do is share how I found myself.
I simply, took a paper and pencil and listed who Munira is, what are am I good at and what do I need to improve at? I was very critical and objective in this process. I separated myself from my ideal self. It is common to see ourselves as all virtuous when in reality we are not. Do not lie to yourself and do not get defensive. One of the things I listed in my can improve list was taking criticism ( I bet the people who intimately know me are shouting AMEN) I never used to listen. I still find it difficult however, it is a conversation I have with myself when the situation arises to be aware of what is happening and listen.
Once you have what I love calling introduced yourself to yourself then you can start with the next step. I cannot lie to you and say this is a process that took me a day. It is something I had to be first receptive to finding out. It took me a few low moments to realize you know I might not be as good as I think.
I think it is time to meet yourself don’t you think?
Until next time,