Monday, January 4, 2010
1st of the Month & 1st of the YEAR post: MARKETING YOURSELF
As you know, I love the 1st of the month, but this month we also celebrate the first of the year!!! Each 1st of the month, I post something that hopefully sends you a little motivation.
At the beginning of the new year, people set out to make their New Year's resolution. Resolutions are made upon reflection of the year that passed, we make decisions and promises to prevent the mishaps of last year from entering into our new year (i.e. plan to budget, letting people out of our lives, setting restrictions). Or resolutions are made to have a better year than the previous (i.e. loose weight, quit smoking/drinking, gym memberships). All these things are well and good, but for some reason we can not seem to stand firm to our resolutions throughout the entire year. Why is that and what do we plan to do about it?
I took the two pictures in this post during my recent trip to New York. I was there for the New Year and had an awesome time. I took the first photo down on Times Square. WOW, Diddy really is "the man", this guy really knows how to "Market" himself, he is really building HIS BRAND. Not only does he star in and executive produce several television shows, he also has a newly released album, with hot singles, and a popular vodka and cologne, to compliment his clothing line.
I thought the above picture was a GOOD QUESTION!?! Before I die, what do I want to accomplish? What do I need to do to market my dreams and create my OWN EMPIRE? Of course I am doing some things (like posting this blog), but I feel there is much more I can do. BIGGER STEPS I can take. I have a lot of things planned for this year, like law school, extending my blog audience, and posting more frequently.
How do you plan to market yourself this year? Do you plan to make yourself more marketable to your friends, family, significant other, co-workers, associates, potential clients, STRANGERS?!? Do you even feel the need to re-new or create a new marketing plan for yourself to achieve the endeavors you plan for this year?!?
One thing is for sure, to be successful you have to have a plan, and to market that plan and yourself, you have to be TOTALLY CONFIDENT. Who better to sale your dream, than yourself? For 2010, the beginning of a new month, a new year, and a new decade, LETS GET ON THE BALL & make ourselves more marketable. When we believe in our self, others believe in us, and therefore we get more accomplished and with our own careful planning, we ACCOMPLISH OUR OWN DREAMS, and not what's laid before us. Think about it!