Many of the executives, business owners and independent professionals who use Miboso’s Authentic Personal Brand Development Process to build their personal brands are exceptional individuals. They are highly successful in most aspects of their lives. I’d even go so far to say that they are, “the best of the best:’ They are accomplished, inspiring, and committed to contributing great value.
And yet, even they can face situations where they feel blocked:
- Unable to move forward
- Unclear about their best decisions
- Uncertain of their next steps
And when they find themselves in situations like these, they desperately want to break free, pick up the pace and get back on track.
They immediately start searching for a tool that will enable them to blast through the situation that’s derailing them or keeping them stuck.
Now, here’s a fact you might find surprising.
They tend to search in secret!
Yes, they’ll first act in secret, taking steps such as jumping online late at night after everyone has gone to bed, or asking “hypothetical” questions, so as to not tip their hands.
Successful people are understandably reluctant to advertise their secret weaknesses or failings. So, they rarely expose or discuss them openly with anyone.
It’s definitely not a question thread they’d be posting on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Are the problems that cause exceptional people to founder and fail that different from the problems that you struggle to overcome?
The answer is, “No.”
In fact, their secrets are not secrets at all.
What causes successful people to treat them as if they are is their unwillingness to expose their vulnerabilities. They’re not comfortable discussing them even with their own inner circle—the people who are closest to, and most supportive of, their achievement plans and goals.
But when successful people learn and apply the skills and processes of Authentic Personal Branding, they find the solutions they’ve been seeking. Their brand becomes the power link they’ve been missing.
And as they develop the solid, substantial foundations that support their brands, and move them forward, they are able to raise their goals and ambition to heights previously unachievable or even imagined.
So, if—like them—you have experienced circumstances and situations that prevent you from achieving your goals (or stop you from achieving them with the speed and success you desire) then you—like them—will be delighted by the block-breaking tools, deep accurate insights and long-term direction you will gain from the Authentic Personal Branding Process.
Think about it… if you are ready to fix these situations, clear them up and make them go away, click the link just below the headline of this post and subscribe to my feed, because…
My follow-up post, “Personal brand GPS puts you on the direct route to success,” gives you what you’ve been waiting for—an explanation of how your personal brand focuses your efforts and guides your choices so you can navigate EVERY situation with skill, certainty and success.
SITUATION #1: Not Being “On Your Mark” or “Getting Set” Before You “Go”
- Do you try to do too much—or run in too many directions?
- Do your boss, clients or spouse tell you that what you do for them isn’t what they asked you to do?
- Do you take the time to confirm your objectives before you start—or do you skip that step to save time?
- Do your tasks end up incomplete or wrong and need to be redone?
SITUATION #2: Telling People HOW You Produce Results, Instead of WHAT Your Results Will Do for Them
This is the trap that most often snares highly intelligent professionals who are passionate about their work.
- Are you puzzled by others! disinterest when you describe your methodology or the intricacies of your approach?
- Do they become attentive and engaged when you speak of the results they!ll gain once you apply your approach?
SITUATION #3: Missing Structures and Standards
- Do you find yourself continually reinventing ways to achieve your goals? If you don!t have structures to measure results, how do you know if you’ve met your targets?
- Without measurements, how will you know if your work is good? Or if what you consider good is good enough?
SITUATION #4: Speaking, But Not Being Heard
- Are you often asked to repeat yourself or rephrase what you say?
- Do you have difficulty getting people to listen to you?
- Do the people you supervise consistently have difficulty following your instructions
SITUATION #5: Listening, But Not Hearing
- Do you often misunderstand people?
- Do you “zone out” of conversations easily?
- Do you tend to cut others off so you can speak?
- Have you caught yourself comparing what someone has told you to an experience of your own, which at first seems similar, but when examined more closely, shows up as quite different?
SITUATION #6: Mismatched Communications
- Do you have difficulty understanding communication styles that are different from yours?
- Do you know what your own communication style is?
- Do you know what other styles your style matches best—and worst?
SITUATION #7: Assumptions and Projections
- Do you often read between the lines, guess or assume you know what your colleagues, boss(es) or clients want from you?
- Do you question project briefings to ensure that you understand what each task entails and the results it!s intended to produce?
- Are completed assignments returned to you for corrections that could have been avoided if you had not made assumptions—and/or if you!d asked more questions?
SITUATION #8: Believing “One Size Fits All”
- Do you believe in applying the same approach and the same response to different assignments?
- While one size never fits all, it!s true that it might fit many. But when it does, it!s a sloppy fit. Likewise, set standards must be re-calibrated to fit each application. If they!re not, they deliver sloppy results.