Branding is a big deal. Companies pay tens of thousands to millions of dollars on improving their brand, communicating their brand, and developing their brand. But most people don’t fully understand what all the fuss is about. Some people think a brand is a logo or style. Others say it’s a vibe. But a brand is so much more than both of those things and if you haven’t faced your personal brand face-to-face, you’re in for a rude awakening. Take your career, business, and life to the next level by examining your personal brand.
Do you think all human life is sacred? Most people quickly respond with a head nod in the affirmative or, the more confident among us, with a stretched out arm. The World Health Organization estimates roughly 40 people commit suicide per second. That’s 1 Million people ending their own life each year. By 2020, they expect this number to double and CBS News reports that over 10 Million people consider suicide each year. In 2017, Statista reports there were 1.28 Million violent crimes in the United States of America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states 650,000 babies were aborted in 2015 in the USA alone with approximately 56 Million babies aborted worldwide according to the Guttmacher Institute – Induced Abortions Worldwide. Between 1982 and 2011, a mass shooting occurred in the USA roughly once every 200 days and between 2011 and 2014 that reduced to once every 64 days. In the USA, nearly 2 Million cases of self-harm are reported each year which amounts to every 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males according to Healthy Place.
Do you start something new just as you get tracking on something old? You’re not alone. Often referred to as having an idea fairy on your shoulder, it’s normal and natural to find a greater sense of joy chasing new ideas with new potential rather than old ideas that have reality attached. But you don’t need to be someone who can’t focus on just one thing. You can learn the skill of singular focus to achieve a greater level of success in all areas of life.
Have butterflies visited you an hour before you were supposed to speak publicly? Ever felt nauseous thinking about a speaking engagement? Wonder how so many public speakers and presenters seem flawless on stage and in front of groups small and large? You don’t need to wonder. In fact, you can become a confident public speaker. You can present clear, concise, captivating information to any audience with these 3 steps. No gimmicks. Just timeless, effective tools. These 3 strategies are all you need to become a public speaking role model for others.
It is performance evaluation time. It is the Fall. I don’t know about you but it always makes me wonder what I’m going to say and what I’m going to say about myself. You know, people typically fall on one side or the other. They usually are their worst critic or they think they are God’s gift to humanity.
I often wonder what my responsibilities are in the eyes of God in the many roles and spheres of influence I’m placed in. Thankfully, the Holy Scriptures are chalk full of practical examples for guidance in many, if not all, of these circumstances. Proverbs 19:14 says, “House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.” While considering this, a few thoughts come to mind that I you’ll find rewarding to consider also.