I will be the first to say that I have had my fair share of adversity and hated every moment of it. But, I am proud to say I fought through my challenges and I am certainly stronger, wiser and better for having gone through them.
I remember New Year’s Eve 1999 so well. And it wasn’t because of the computer apocalypse we were all so sure was about to bring the US economy and the rest of the world to its knees. I remember it for a completely different reason.
I cannot tell you how many times I have gone to networking functions and listened to other professionals drone on about what they do, having no idea just how much they are NOT connecting with their audience. And the worst offenders are frequently the most economically successful person in the room.
I must say that I am amazed at how many people are afraid to speak up against popular opinion for fear of standing alone. Standing alone is not easy, but it is important if you want to be somebody special.
There are three reasons why personal brand excellence is not optional if we hope to compete in today’s competitive marketplace.
For years I have told my clients that success is simple. If you are not where you want to be it is for only one of two reasons (or both). Either you are not in front of the right people or you are, and they don’t like you.
Men’s Health Magazine conducted a survey of its readers to find out just how many men think they are good looking. An astonishing 80% of all men do not think they are good looking. They think they are really good looking!
Went to the New York Football Giants Training Camp with my boys while on vacation. Amazing Day! The highlight for the boys was the autograph session. For me too. Two reasons: (1) The joy a parent experiences seeing their children at their happiest and (2) Seeing superstars who get it.
Sometimes all it takes is one beautiful, genuine authentic emotional moment for everyone to fall in love with you.