Have you settled into 2015 yet?
We’re halfway through January and by now, most people are well on their way to adding new skills, breaking bad habits and building new habits. Maybe you have just started to take tangible steps toward your goals, or perhaps you have completely given up on your New Year’s resolution.
I hope you haven’t given up, but even if you have, I’d like to inspire you to take a moment to recommit to your goals. When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re in a constant state of planning, but one of the exercises I did at the end of the year was to take a few minutes to think about my “why.” Why am I doing what I’m doing (beyond the obvious “to provide for my family”)? Here are a few answers I wrote down:
- To help others see how great they are
- To eliminate self-doubt and self-condemnation in the world
- To obliterate low self-esteem in the world
- To empower people to be their best, deliver their best, and share their best with others
- To help people do more
I asked myself, “Why am I so passionate about personal branding?” As I wrote, I experienced a new groundswell of inspiration–to help people see their genius, to leverage their unique talents so they can have a greater impact on their world.
I’ve seen too many people who don’t value what they are, and I’m determined to stop that behavior and help people discover their personal brand.
Realize that you are amazing and have awesome contributions to make to the world. Stop being so dismissive of your own genius!
(See? I just get carried away when I start to think about it….)
Now, I’d like to invite you to take a moment to think again about whatever goals you identified for 2015.
Why are those your goals?
Reconnect with your “why” and take a few moments to WRITE THAT DOWN! I know you have a million things to do, but spending just 20 minutes of quiet time with this will help you focus on what’s important (and what’s not) and will propel you forward towards the realization of your dreams.
I’d love to hear your answers so if you’d like to share, please post them in the comments below.
As always, here’s to your branding success!