The REAL Life Fairy-tale of Personal Branding!

Your Career is your Legacy to the world, STOP horsing around with it; today!

Be the Magical Unicorn

It’s Time. It’s now or never.

What if you can stop horsing around with the not-so-perfect career/life and could instead transform yourself into the magical unicorn-who always get’s that magical dream job and the golden break and the perfect career! What if you have the opportunity to differentiate yourself and brand your existence; not just brand it: be known as the magical unicorn of your industry! You are the superstar of your life; the King Midas of your little fairytale; name the thing you desire; touch it and watch it then transform into gold, just like your professional career. Sounds good right? OK Mr. Midas, back to the 21st century; now let me show you how to be command the savvy magic of Personal Branding to transform yourselfinto the Brandtastic Magical Unicorn…

Chapter 1: Brand YOU vs the Big Bad Wolf

The Corporate Wolf in Disguise

Your Careers are rewarding. Period. But now anticipate the long walk through those dense woods towards Corporate Nirvana- And don’t you be shocked to discover that Big Bad Corporate Wolf  maliciously draining you out of your life and energy, both! The arduous journey towards corporate nirvana, often comes at the cost of a life: Yours. But the 21st Century’s Red Riding Hoods are a smarter breed; they now smell the Wolf from the mile and become better equipped to conquer the Brand Wolf, with a sharper and a smarter Brand YOU.

Chapter 2: Brand YOU: The Sleeping Beauty

Brand YOU’s Kiss of Life

If you may, Let this moment be the Kiss of Life for the Brand YOU. You have been there, done that; but all this while the fire in You has been dormant. That Fire is the power of the Brand YOU. Believe it or not, you indeed are a Brand; and have the making of an ICON as well. But momentarily your Brand is under a deep enchanted sleep; Let this moment serves you as your Knight in shining armor, your prince charming who has come to bring the Brand YOU to life. All you need is ‘The Kiss’: which this moment just presented to you.

Chapter 3: Brand YOU and The Beast

The Fake YOU Beast

If there is a Beast, it’s hidden deep within. Or so the world believes; but little do they know that the real beast raises his ugly face in your daily life! As Schuyler Kaye, of T4 Execs puts it: The Real Beast is no one but YOU: the FAKE YOU!

A dilemma it sure is, Branding yourself as someone whom the whole world will look upto and respect, and at the same time leveraging on your innate authenticity for a truly Brand YOU Experience, is a challenge for sure. But the beauty of the process of Personal Branding is, it makes you fall in love with your True self, transforms you into the handsome prince charming and vanquishes the Beast. So empower the Brand YOU with the power of Love for yourself, your authentic self, and silence the Fake Beast forever!

Chapter 4: Brand YOU’s Magical Genie

The Brand Genie at your service

Since this is my fairy-tale, I now present you with your Brand Genie: that will empower you to transform your Brand Horse into the Brand Unicorn! The Genie is your Vision and the Lamp is your Passion. You need to discover the deepest passionsof the Brand YOU and the Vision that it has for itself, for the world. Your Passions fuel your Brand’s Vision, and empower you to make your dream vision come true. All you need is a Passion & a Vision. So, stimulate your Brand Genie’s lamp daily & watch it bring your Brand to life!

Chapter 5: Brand YOU & Your Seven Dwarfs

Your 7 Brand Guardians

Dwarfs I might have christened them, but surely these they are not! These seven are worthy of being hailed as your Brand’s knights in action. Each of these virtues will empower you to nourish as well as guard your Brand when need be.

  1. Clarity: Be clear in the Promise of the Brand YOU
  2. Consistency: Be an on-brand performer every time.
  3. Constancy: Be Visible; in everything you do; be available to make someone’s life better every day
  4. Communication: Have a compelling voice of the Brand YOU; both literal & figurative
  5. Credibility: Clarity, consistency, constancy in your brand communication will build an invincible credibility of the Brand YOU
  6. Competitiveness: A revered credibility will give you a powerful competitiveness in the market
  7. Commitment: commitment to personal excellence coupled with worldly benevolence will elevate the Brand YOU to ICONIC heights

Chapter 6: Brand YOU & Your Magical Beanstalk

Your Brand’s Magical Beanstalk

With your 7 dwarfs-cum-knights out there to guard your Brand; it’s time to take on the world! My magic beans of advice will empower you to build and sustain your magical beanstalk of a successful brand strategy minus the fear of the fat ol’ corporate giant coming down on you!

Your Brand strategy consists of a milestone map that aids the strategic growth of your Personal Brand; this magical beanstalk will take your Brand from today to tomorrow!

  1. Write down a Goal-a-thon: Pen down every single goal of your life; review it; and then go back and write some more.
  2. Now number these goals as per the achievement deadlines: 1 for within 2 years, 2 for 2 to 5 years and 3 for 5 to 10 years.
  3. Group and Regroup: group up your number 1s and 2 and 3s to get a snapshot of yours brand’s future
  4. Prioritize the list: now rework your 1s, 2s and 3s one at a time and prioritize your goals
  5. 1+1 =2: group up your minor goals such as they are help you achieve the major goals of your list
  6. Final review: scan your list and edit or delete any irrelevant points to seal the deal!
  7. Action time: your beanstalk for a more successful Brand YOU is now ready for your ascend to glory!

Chapter 7: Brand YOU & Your Golden Touch

Your Brandtastic Golden Touch

You are your Brand in action; Period. Every single experience of you is what builds the Brand YOU every single day. To ensure that you are able to bring your Brand to life, we present to you ‘Brandtastic Experiences’: Fantastic Brand experiences that transform every single Brand Experience of You into a precious memory!

The consistency in offering a Brandtastic Experience is your Golden Touch; which will eventually transform the Brand YOU into the ICONIC Brand of your Industry. The art and science of managing your Personal Brand Reputation consistently lies in the secret of Being Brandtastic!

Chapter 8: Brand YOU & The Happily Ever After

Brand New YOU & Your Happily Ever After!

To actually Live your Happily Ever After, I now Present your fairy god mother: The Brand ICON Program. Discover this Iconic Journey of Personal Branding today, and get ready to be transformed into the Magical Unicorn!

Still unsure? Sign up for the Magical Tips from Tanvi to explore this beautiful fairy tale of Personal Branding, till you are ready to experience it.

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3 responses to “The REAL Life Fairy-tale of Personal Branding!

  1. Love the creativity combined with helpful advice. I thought Beauty and the Beast would make a solid chapter as well. Something about finding or showing the authentic YOU, and not allowing YOUrself to be nailed down by what others think YOU should be. Looking forward to reading more.

    • Thank you Schuyler for your suggestion!
      I am glad you found it helpful…

      Come to think of it..Beauty and Beast will certainly be a powerful add on to the article…I will certainly include it. 🙂
      Once again, thank you for your brilliant input!

      Tanvi

  2. Nice suggestions. Thanks for sharing.
    Brand reputation

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