People exude a brand just like companies do. Everything about you contributes to how you’ll be perceived by others, from how you dress, to how you speak, to the people and companies you associate with. Creating brands for companies seems like an obvious step to get their name out, but for some reason, we often skip that step when it comes to ourselves. It feels awkward and contrived to try and nail down exactly who you are and what you want to be known for. But regardless of how weird it feels, you gotta do the work to reap the rewards!
Luckily, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite resources for building your personal brand. Take a peek through our list, and share any others you’d recommend!
This worksheet will walk you through ten questions to get your wheels spinning about your personal brand.
This questionnaire helps you get to the core of your personal purpose or mission in life.
Verbalizing your personal values will help you describe yourself in job interviews, bios, social conversations, and more. You can use this long list of values as a starting point. What are some of your core beliefs or things you pride yourself in? What qualities are you looking for in a job or career?
The StrengthsFinder test identifies your top strengths, along with tips on how to leverage them at work and in team settings.
This blog post from Mashable shares 10 tips on how to walk yourself through the personal branding process.
Find inspiration and guidance for your brand by discovering which archetype you are.
Vaynerchuk has found fame with his outspoken (and often foul-mouthed) persona. In this book, he shares how to build a business around your personal brand.
“Business Model You” teaches you how to reveal new ways your skills can be useful and discover more fulfilling career and life possibilities.
The super long title says it all ;-)
What other resources have you found helpful in developing your brand? Leave a comment, and let us know!