How To Respond When Your Personal Brand Is In Crisis

  Admit it. You’ve done it. You’ve pressed ‘reply all’ when your snarky response was only meant for one. Or you’ve sent an angry - or worse, drunken - tweet [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|

5 Things I’m Really Bad At

I really suck at boiling eggs. They’re either too hard - so when you try and dip the toast into the egg it buckles clumsily against the yolk - or [...]

By | February 18th, 2015|

20 Things You Can Teach Your Children About Reputation

Watching my children walk back into the classroom on the first day of school this week brought back memories of my own first days in a new grade. Would the [...]

By | January 20th, 2015|

3 Reasons Why Quitting Is Good For Your Personal Brand

There’s something cathartic about quitting. Like that situation where your client found fault with your work, ignored your recommendation and landed up losing money on the deal. The client went [...]

By | May 12th, 2014|

Crafting your Personal Mission Statement

The other day I was writing a social media post on company mission statements and got to wonder how many people have a personal mission statement. It sounds so stuffy [...]

By | July 1st, 2013|

3 Common Personal Branding Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you’re aware of it, consciously work at it, or completely disregard it, you have a reputation.  The only way to intentionally influence your reputation is to put thought and [...]

By | March 2nd, 2013|

7 Ways You’re Branding Yourself as Old

I bet you wouldn’t introduce yourself as someone who is worn-out, irrelevant, stuck in your ways, inflexible and boring, would you? Yet this can easily be communicated by your out-of-date [...]

By | October 15th, 2012|

25 Ways Running a Business is like Raising a Child

  As parents we know it takes time, energy and an emotional roller-coaster ride to raise a happy, balanced child. Charming and hysterically funny one minute, unashamedly self-centered the next, [...]

By | September 11th, 2012|

How To Tell What Makes You Special, Different And Better

A brand is not a brand until it has a clear idea about who it is, what problem it solves and why it’s different from its competitors. Before any (credible) [...]

By | April 28th, 2012|