There is definitely a reason for the word Personal in personal approach. This is because this relates to your unique brand – it’s what you bring to the table that no one else can. We all have within us gifts and talents that only we can bring to fruition in our own way. Simply put – no one else can be you. In fact, each time a person chooses not to pursue his/her full potential, he/she robs the world of his/her greatness.
I know it sounds way deep and philosophical to some; however, this is true.
Can you imagine what a world it would be if we all chose to pursue our passion in an effort to create and distribute value to others? Now that is a world in which I want to live. This is the reason why developing your unique brand is so important. Truly successful individuals all have this in common – they understand and develop their true gifts and talents constantly.
The way you relate to others says a lot about not only who you are but also about what you are capable of. Authentic leadership demands that you hone your true gifts and talents and then share them with others in an effort to bring value to them.
In order to develop your unique brand, you must make the choice to do these 3 things.
1. Do what you love
Unless you do what you love and pursue it with passion, it will be difficult for you to ever find your unique brand. This is because your brand is deeply rooted in what you love to do. It cannot possibly reach full impact unless you do what you love. Also, this is where you find and consistently develop the authentic you. When you do what you love, your authenticity shines through like the sun and the results you achieve will certainly be much greater.
2. Create and Distribute Value
While it is imperative to do what you love, it is equally vital to ensure that what you do creates and distributes value for others. Your unique brand means nothing if you do not add value to the lives of others. Quite frankly, it is difficult to add any value to your own life unless you in fact add value to others first.
In this vein, it is crucial that you endeavor to find the best ways of implementing your true gifts and talents in ways where they add the most value to the lives of others.
3. Constantly pursue you potential
The only way to keep the other 2 elements burning, growing and changing is to continuously pursue your potential. No matter what milestones you reach, understand that you can always reach farther – higher – so greater things. Truly successful individuals know that only narcissists believe that they can actually achieve their true potential. And that smart people know that the pinnacle of excellence is in the constant pursuit of it.
The bottom line is that no matter how many levels you climb. There is always another above that one – this cycle is infinite – it never ends but it sure is fun!
If you can apply these 3 elements to your life. There is no question you will improve in your personal approach and develop a strong unique brand.