9 TIPS TO A POWERFUL PERSONAL STYLE BRAND

When many people hear the phrase “personal brand” they immediately think of personal style.

Though important, your personal style is only a part of the bigger picture to your personal brand.

Here are 9 not so common, yet ridiculously powerful parts to your personal brand.

  1. Moves.

How you move and hold yourself says a lot about you. Do you walk with confidence or stumble around on your heels like a baby deer learning how to walk. Do you sit up straight or slightly hunched? How you hold yourself when people are looking and are not tells the world about who you are.

2. Vibe.

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Cfredit:  chibird.com 

Yep, your vibe matters. The energy you put out attracts to you either what you love or what you hate. Sometimes the hardest thing to control when you aren't an eternal optimist and you want to be real with how you feel. Your vibe sets a tone and creates an energy that can be felt- for better or worse.

3. Scent.

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Credit:  picslist.com 

How you smell matters. If it is you, a handwritten note, or a gift. Our sense of smell is a powerful yet subtle way to attract who and what you are really looking for in life.

4. Words.

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Credit: Agatha Yu (via Giphy.com)

From the words you use to your tone of voice- words matter. Most people try to act professional whatever that may be. Sometimes though our “professionalism” creates phoniness on who we really are and what we are about.

5. Mindset.  

Though we would love to hide it from the world when we have one of those “We suck. This sucks.” kinds of day. The truth is our negativity, sadness, and angst is displayed in all that we do. So even if we aren't “seen” by our peeps- communication and creation those days will show your mindset.

6. Follow up.

The long lost art of the follow up. Follow up is something almost forgotten. If you can't get it instantly, many people don't bother with connecting again. Follow up isn't just about getting what you want. It is also about creating the relationship and going deep.

7. Drive.

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Credit:   www.mtv.com 

Your drive and motives matter. If you are just out for yourself, people will smell your selfish stink from a mile away.

8. Purpose.

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Put your purpose first, forever and always. The selfless nature of your purpose will shine through, making you and your person shine.

9. Mark.

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Credit:  www.youtube.com 

We all have quirks in our personalities. Use your quirks to your advantage by making them distinctive marks to your brand. From what you wear, to how you speak, to how you connect with others. Use your uniqueness to your advantage as marks that can not be duplicated.

Having a powerful personal brand, begins and ends with you. For better or worse, your success is in your control.

 

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Your vibe sets a tone and creates an energy that can be felt- for better or worse.  @thealicraig

From the words you use to your tone of voice- words matter. @thealicraig

A follow up isn't just about getting what you want. It is also about creating the relationship and going deep. @thealicraig