I'm still learning that lesson, with each new level. Whether you're thinking about a new niche, client demographic, product line or promotional strategy, this assessment will help you get the clarity you need to begin a successful pivot. So the price is high. You told yourself that you weren't doing it for the applause, but still. Why is mission and vision so important? Your first thought, especially if you're a high achiever, may be to step your way back down all the steps, retracing your steps on all the previous rungs of ladder one, to get to the ground so that you can then climb up the second ladder.
They tell themselves that their ideas have already been done, or they compare themselves to peers online who have bigger platforms. We have to tell our stories, lest history be revised. Find a coach or other expert who can cut your learning curve. Even though you may offer a similar service as someone else, your personal story and experiences will resonate differently with the audience that needs what you have to share. The parallels between working in schools and working with adults who are trying to spark a new behavior are many.
In doing so, they preserved their mental energy for the projects and breakthrough innovations that mattered most to them. If you owned a farm and were preparing for the spring planting season, what would you be doing? Visibility enhances the perception of how valuable you are. What do you want to add to the historical record? I still have some room for a few more high achievers who have a track record of professional success and need help framing their story, articulating their value to the clients who need them, and becoming more visible through media and speaking. SmallBizLady: Step 3 in your process is to Define Your Big Ideas. Every week as , I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show SmallBizChat. In Package Your Genius, Amanda Miller Littlejohn shares a powerful, proven framework for building a personal brand that continuously attracts business and career opportunities. Questions to Consider: What are the key ingredients for your very best day, and for your very best week? Say what you will about it, media coverage creates a record of what happened.
SmallBizLady: Step 3 in your process is to Define Your Big Ideas. Despite being incredibly hard workers who execute flawlessly on the job, many high achievers still struggle with self-promotion. Her work helps move the needle on actually having an inclusive, as well as diverse company culture. Bring authenticity to every part of your life: relationships, work, family and everything in between. As Kimi shares during our interview, everyone responds differently to stimuli, so she works hard to assess each client and figure out what each person needs to succeed.
They get in their heads and talk themselves out of sharing their genius ideas. We are all a constellation of our career and life experiences, our relationships, our networks, our access and our opportunities. You hit a major milestone, and then moved on to the next big project. Amanda Miller Littlejohn : The biggest pitfalls that hinder small business owners who want to package their genius are imposter syndrome and comparison. What actions evoke the feelings that are priceless to you? A bountiful harvest shouldn't be a shock when you've been planting, watering and nurturing the seeds day in and day out.
Amanda Miller Littlejohn does not hold back. SmallBizLady: The fifth and final step in your process is to sell yourself. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Amanda Miller Littlejohn. Can you give us an overview of the 5 steps? So while I may find joy in doing the work, I need to also learn to find joy in the harvest - to expect it, to rejoice in it, to be present to the magic of it. Know what you're working toward. SmallBizLady: Step four in your process is to make yourself visible.
Read it, study it, believe in what you discover about yourself and go with it, without apology. I was given a gift of storytelling, promotion, packaging and translating people's messages so they can be understood. SmallBizLady: Step four in your process is to make yourself visible. This book not only gave me the skills to take control of my brand but also the confidence to leave my comfort zone and put myself out there for others to see! Meico shares a list powerful questions that help get closer to our personal mission and purpose. I had no idea then she would change my life.
This event is free, but space is limited. How could she plan to make sure there's a record of her being there, saying what she said and delivering her genius? Amanda Miller Littlejohn : Sure. It is a mix of how you come across in person, your reputation, but mostly what others would say about you to those who may be looking for someone who does what you do. Prior to any meeting with a potential client or business partner, you are most likely going to do a search on them, and the same is happening for the other person. You are engaging in an offensive personal brand strategy by making sure that the picture that you want portrayed of yourself is out there. Better yet, how are you planning to make a record of the success you're going to create in the upcoming growth months of the year? I found his questions to be thought-provoking and powerful.
SmallBizLady: Step 2 is to make the case. That's one of the reasons I'm so passionate about media. Visibility is about justice, equality and parity. She helps them remove the clutter, organize their thoughts and things, and connect with key information or people in order to take the next best step. Richardson is also a pioneer in mobile journalism, and was one of the first professional journalists to teach storytelling and reporting using smartphones and mobile cameras. This also applies to people who are trying to get to the next level in their career because having certain things out there about you online can help your perception as a leader among your existing colleagues.