It’s a well known fact that people will create their first impressions of you within the first 10 seconds. So what kind of first impression would someone get of you if they met you right now?
How people perceive you can be called your personal brand. What kind of emotions and thoughts would people have when thinking about you? Many things can contribute to your personal brand. Your clothes, your voicemail message, how you answer your phone, your facebook profile, how well you communicate, your general demeanour, your personal intergity.
Your personal brand will be a dead giveaway of the things that are most important to you, your values. What do you value? A quick test to find out your values is this:
What do you spend your money on?
How have your filled your home?
What do you like to talk about?
If your home is filled with adventure sports stuff and magazines, and you’re constantly talking about your next trip then it’s likely that Adventure, Sports, or Excitement are going to be pretty high on your values. Values can be anything: Friends, Love, Romance, Charity, Sports, Mateship, Community, Money, Fun.
If you care how people perceive you and want to make a good impression then the best thing is to be congruent and honest with yourself and others. You might want to have a think about how honest and trustworthy you are, and how trustworthy people perceive you to be. The best way to improve people’s perceptions of you is to lift your game. However it is much harder to improve your personal brand after you have damaged it, than just keep a high standard in the fist place.
Here are the top 10 things that can damage your personal brand.
If you recognize some of these habits, then ask yourself: What can I do right now to begin to overcome this habit? Work on it. Everyone has things they need to improve, but no-one has an excuse not to improve themselves when they figure out what their weaknesses are.
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