Top 10 Personal Branding Quotes from People Who Made It, via @davidmerzel’s BLOG

Tomorrow 20th of Feb, I’ll give a presentation on personal branding for ICF (International Coach Federation)

The question I will raise is “Are you white or black belt in personal branding ?” You want to join ? More info HERE

I’ll try to make the link between marketing / branding for real products / services and personal branding. I believe that the most important think is to be authentic. That’s also the case for real brands for which I’ve developped an approach called “close contact marketing” inspired by KARATE I practice. Here-below, 6 rules of close contact marketing and also the Slideshare.

Here’s a list of Personal Branding quotes NOT from the usual suspects of Personal Branding experts but from people who have achieved remarkable things and built up great brands (source : http://jorgensundberg.net/content/top-10-personal-branding-quotes-those-who-made-it) I’ve found this interesting stuff thanks to jorgensundberg.net.

1. “Your Brand is What People Say About You When You’re Not in the Room”

Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

2. “All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.”

Tom Peters in Fast Company
 
3. “Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business.”

Warren Buffett, Investor and philantropist

4. “Personal branding is about managing your name — even if you don’t own a business — in a world of misinformation, disinformation, and semi-permanent Google records. Going on a date? Chances are that your “blind” date has Googled your name. Going to a job interview? Ditto.”

Tim Ferriss, Author of the 4-Hour Work Week

5. “Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful.”

Sir Richard Branson, CEO Virgin

6. “It’s important to build a personal brand because it’s the only thing you’re going to have. Your reputation online, and in the new business world is pretty much the game, so you’ve got to be a good person. You can’t hide anything, and more importantly, you’ve got to be out there at some level.”

Gary Vaynerchuk, Author of Crush it!

7. “If I lost control of the business I’d lose myself–or at least the ability to be myself. Owning myself is a way to be myself.”

Oprah Winfrey, Television mogul

8. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

George Bernhard Shaw, Author

9. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”

Malcolm Forbes, Publisher

10. “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken”.

Oscar Wilde, Author and Playwright

10 Amazing Lessons from Albert Einstein.

Vety interesting Blog in Dumb Little Man – Tips for Life.

To have the full article, just click HERE

Here below, a sumarry of these 10 Amazing Lessons & quotes from Albert Einstein :

1.Follow Your Curiosity “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

2.Perseverance is Priceless

“It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

3.Focus on the Present“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

4.The Imagination is Powerful“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

5.Make Mistakes“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

6.Live in the Moment“I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

7.Create Value“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

8.Don’t Expect Different Results“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

9.Knowledge Comes From Experience“Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

10.Learn the Rules and Then Play Better“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

Great Quotes from Great Leaders

Take a look at this VIDEO showing Great Quotes from Great Leaders

My favorite quotes are :

– If you can dream it, you can do it (Walt Disney)

– Success is not final, failure is not fatal : it is the courage to continue that counts (Winston Churchill)

– Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently (Henri Ford)

– Do what you can, with what you have where you are (Theodore Roosevelt)

– Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful (Albert Schweitzer)