I am certainly thankful for many things, including the opportunity to drop into your busy lives and share a little of what I feel might help you with your careers and lives. Once the big holiday south of the border is over (Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers by the way) and you have resisted, as best you can, all the temptation of Black Friday and Cyber Monday there… Read More »What has your personal brand got to be thankful for?
Question: Who sets your daily agenda? Answer: Everyone else!!! The challenge you have is all the other demands that you let flood into your day and hijack it! E-mails – Research says on average, per user, you receive around 100 plus e-mails per day – 15% of which are spam, or useless, but the rest have some level of expectation for you, even if it is just reading and deleting.… Read More »Who Is in Charge of Your Day? – Here’s a clue – not you!
The popular military call in the morning “Rise and Shine” is most commonly thought to refer to the ‘rise’ – rousing your self from your sleep and ‘shine’ referring to the need to clean your boots until they are shiny. Over the years the term has been adapted more to refer to getting up and excelling at your day. It can apply equally to your personal brand. The goal with… Read More »5 Things You Can Do This Morning to Boost Your Personal Brand & Career
For the last week the kids and I have been at the YMCA Family camp. It’s a vacation we take each year and has become something of a tradition. In fact this year my son had a chance to go with a school friend on a Caribbean vacation at the same time. He declined saying he could not miss family camp! Activities are the watch word at the camp. Every… Read More »To People Who Want To Review Your Year – But Can’t Get Started
Three things happened over the last week to 10 days that really underlined for me the importance of understanding what makes you tick, what your personal brand foundation is all about. 1. The dramatic events involving Canadian soldiers on home soil. Two people sadly killed going about their duties and lives, not expecting that day would be their last. I was able to witness first hand the funeral procession for Cpl… Read More »How Are You Spending With Your Personal Brand Bank Account?
How do you feel at this time of year when people start to talk about new year’s resolutions? - Fearful, because you know that this year’s one fell by the wayside mid-January. - Excited , because it gives you a chance to kick off the year with a flourish. - Resentful, because you are going to feel pushed in to committing to something. Regardless of the emotions that come up,… Read More »Your personal brand needs YOU!
As part of the continuing theme "Review Your Year With No Fear", there is still time to review 2010, just e-mail me paul @ paulcopcutt.com and I will send you the first three lessons. The final lesson comes out in a few days and is more about looking forward to 2011, so I thought that this article, written by colleague Jamie Broughton of Footprint Leadership, was a great lead in… Read More »Resolutions Schmezalutions
This was a question posted to me by Wallace Immen at the Globe & Mail toward the end of last year and one of my suggestions was used in a recent article. Here are my 5 recommended resolutions for your personal brand in 2010. 1. Who can you be developing and mentoring? As 2010 see's companies coming out of the recession and starting to expand they will be looking to… Read More »How can you take advantage of an improving economy in your career?