It sounds weird doesn’t it meeting yourself. In my previous post I discussed the prerequisites of personal branding. Let me share my story:
It was late last year I was in a beautiful garden looking at the lush green grass blades absentmindedly. A thought struck me. I am not a good business person, I am not the best friend, I am not the best sister and I am not the best daughter. The realization hit home. Maybe just maybe I was asking for more than I was giving. Maybe just maybe I was not as great as I thought I was. I was sadden by this thought. If I passed on would people really remember me in the way I want to be remembered? Would they sing praises and remember the good times or would they have to say something good for the sake because you know you cannot talk ill about the dead? I did not know. I could not say with any certainty that yes the people I have interacted with will actually remember me. I could not say that have inspired and encouraged people to be the best them they could be.
I decided to focus more on things I needed improvement rather than the things I was good at. Those I knew. It took me about two/ three days to finish the list. I needed to be more empathetic, I needed to be more consistent, I needed to be more disciplined. I need to be more present and more mindful among other things. After this exercise I felt lighter. I knew what I wanted to be to be a better person.
I got some self help books. One of the books that really resonated with me was Paulo Coehlo’s book Warrior of Light and Stephen Covey’s First things First. I introduced systems in my life that I was assure I was going to sustain. It is still a process. I have to actively be aware of what I am doing and rewire my brain to the new improvements I want. There are some days I slip and go back but easier to pick up these situations.
No matter how you do it be very honest when you decide to know who you are
Until next time