Time for another February uplifter thanks to Project Glamour! Today, we’re going to learn what it means to amp up the glamour factor of your personality. Now, you may wonder how a personality can be ‘glamourized’ – isn’t glamour to do with physical objects, experience, and luxury?
Many people associate glamour with sex appeal, charm, mystery. So if you want to have a glamorous persona, choose to be the things you associate with glamour and strive for that brand. And this is what I’m going to talk about – building and defining your persona; your personal brand.
What is a personal brand and how do I build it?
You only get one chance to make a good impression, and if you refine and tune what you want to be, and commit to being it, people will receive you as how you wish to be seen.
So as you can see, it really is important to know who you are, and to advertise it in the right way.
One of my favourite businesswomen, Kimora Lee Simmons, says in her book Fabulosity:
“…no matter what any of us do, all of us are selling ourselves, every single minute of every single day. Each one of us is building our own ‘brand of me’”
Does anybody out there know who you are?
What is your art?
Tips for building your own brand:
Stay Consistent – if you want to be known as say, organised, you need to make a commitment to never ever appear unorganised or dishevelled. Same goes for being groomed or anything else. If you want to build a reputation for being in the know, read up about current events. Never let your most important characteristic falter. Even behind the scenes, as you need to prove to yourself that you are this characteristic and actually be it before other people believe it.
Choose Your Company Wisely – choose people who represent or exhibit the quality that you want to aquire. You are who you associate yourself with. Everything you say, everything you do, and who you do things WITH is what builds your reputation. Your friends or associates will reinforce your new behaviour with encouragement, whether consciously or not, and will serve as a constant reminder.
Dress The Way You Want To Be Perceived – Visual impressions do count. Dressing in a way that represents your chosen characteristic will also put you in the right frame of mind to be it.
The Most Important Lesson In Building Your Own Persona:
Whatever it is you have chosen to be or aspire to, you need to start a mind filter. Every thought passing into your head needs to agree with, support or inspire you. You cannot allow any destructive thoughts damaging to your persona stay in your head. Your thoughts affect your attitude, which in turn affects your behaviour. So to be it, you need to think it. Every time, all the time. And the way to do this is practise.
Are you aware of your own personal brand and consciously reinforcing it every day? Or are you inspired to start now?
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