Allow Abundance and Good Things
We often get in our own way.
We tell ourselves stories about how “thing always go wrong,” “it won’t work for me,” “I’m not qualified,” or even “I’ll always struggle with money.”
Isn’t it time to let go of the stories?
Can you welcome goodness to your life?
Can you allow success to flow your way?
10 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand
You don’t need a degree or credential. You need a body of work. Here’s how to get started.
One of the best ways to build your personal brand is to blog regularly on your own site. Go to wordpress.com or squarespace.com, buy yourfullname.com, and blog every single day. Don’t stress about the topic at first. Build up the muscle of shipping, and then focus on a few topics once you are used to shipping regularly.
Prefer to talk instead of write? Turn on that video camera and talk. Start a YouTube channel and start making videos. Just like blogging, regularly producing is key. Get on a schedule and stick with it. Daily is best.
3. Reviews and notes
Read a book? Write a review or post your notes. Post it to your blog or record a video version and post it to YouTube. Then cross-post it to Amazon. Watch a movie? Review it. Take a course? Review it. Listen to a podcast? Post your notes.
4. Tutorials and guides
When you learn something new, write a tutorial or guide to what you just learned. If you don’t blog, make a video tutorial series and put it on Youtube. We call this “learning out loud.”
5. Present at meetups
Do you go to meetups? If you don’t, they are a great way to meet people with similar interests and learn new things. Meetup.com is the best resource for finding meetups near you. Once you’ve gone a few times, pitch the organizers on presenting. Learn their criteria for presenting, and put together a talk on something you know well enough to teach. Set up a video camera—or a mic and screen recorder—to record your talk. Post this on your website.
6. Participate in online communities
What are you interested in? Where do people who are interested in that hang out online? Go there and participate. Don’t spam the community with links. Comment, give feedback, and help others more than you promote your own stuff.
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The Career Hackers Revolution
- Career hacking is about the relentless pursuit of discovering and doing what makes you come alive. Here are the core principles in the Career Hackers Manifesto.
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