Be successful being yourself
In my over twenty years in business, I’ve met so many great professionals that inspire me to be better every day by “Be successful being yourself “. It is great to be inspired and work in creating that special and powerful brand that will make you a great inspiration to others. Creating a brand doesn’t mean copying a successful or well-known person, but rather that will be the wrong way to do it because instead of been yourself and selling your brand, you will be selling somebody else. Remember, you want to be a leader among your peers, not a follower.
I remember specifically this business owner from overseas in which all she did online was talk about a very well-known designer and every time I saw her posts all I could think was about the other designer. I was confused as to why she was doing something like that until one day I read a post that made me change the way I look at her. She started gaining experience and learned how to wear her brand so people think of her brand not somebody else’s.
10 Steps to Be a Leader Among Your Peers
1- Be yourself! There is nothing better in life than being recognized for who you truly are.
2- Create your own brand and stick to it. Changing your brand just because somebody is doing something similar can ruin it all, so just own it!
3- Stop trying to be somebody you are not. It’s good to be inspired, but imitating or copying is not the answer.
4- Never lie about how many years you have been in business to get credibility. The moment will come that everybody will discover the truth and it will be damaging.
5- Get away from Pinterest if you want to create your signature look. See step number three.
6- Be creative! There’s nothing better that coming up with something different and unique.
7- Educate yourself before you become an educator. There is nothing worse than reading a book and thinking you can teach what takes years to master.
8- Build a great reputation because it will open so many doors and increase the credibility of your brand.
9- Pursue your own dreams. It is hard sometimes but when you reach it the satisfaction is indescribable
10- Leave your mark by helping others, sharing your knowledge, starting a trend, inventing a best seller item, writing a book or do something positive that can’t be forgotten.
11- Gain respect by knowing when to say no because there are occasions that saying no increases your profit and respect
12- Be humble! Be your best, but don’t let it go to your head.