Helen Slater and I may share sassy blond hair and the ability to effortlessly pull off a cape and boots, but that is about it.
Because she is Superwoman (well, Supergirl to be exact) – and I am not.
And thanks to – of all things – the PRSA Western District Conference last month, I am cool with it.
You see, during the multi-day communications conference, I chose to attend a session called “7 Lessons to Brand You” with Cyndee Wooley, APR. (Disclaimer: This blog is about to go off the rails, so if you want to learn more about the actual seven lessons, feel free to click here and continue considering me a Superwoman).
During the session, in order to determine what our personal brands truly were, we took a quiz about ourselves, much to this semi-professional Cosmo Magazine quiz taker’s delight. It started with a simple question: Name five personal and/or professional goals you wish to achieve in the next five years – and be honest. Eager to be the first one done with the quiz, I quickly scribbled the top five things that honestly came to my mind:
Wait a second – where were the career goals, and why didn’t they come to mind until at least number eight or nine?
Now, don’t get me wrong. If you’ve met me, you know I am driven and dedicated to both my professional and charitable works. But here is the thing – they get a lot of my attention. Apparently, judging from the above, maybe a little too much lately?
So there it was – my brand is not, in fact, solely business superwoman – and I need to stop only doing things that brand me as such, both at work and at home.
My first step: I am headed off on an Alaskan cruise May 24 to June 1, where I will:
Now it’s your turn – answer fast with the first things that come to your mind – what are your top five personal and/or career goals in the next five years? Surprised by your honest answers, too? Might yours inspire some changes in Brand You this year?