I’ve learned that nothing ever goes according to plan. As my father always taught me, “Expect the unexpected!” Life is unpredictable. When we are young, we have plans. We think we know what we want to do. We plan our entire lives around where we are going. We pick colleges based on our major, […]
A brand is the bond you create with those around you and the belief they have in your ability to deliver on the promises you make. You must be consistent in your messages, your priorities, and your ethics.
While technology makes it easier to build your personal brand, your day to day interactions with others are what truly define your legacy. As time passes, memories of projects, meetings, networking events and the like will fade, but your peers will remember what you stood for, what you believed in and how you made them feel. That’s what iBRAND is all about.
The iBRAND concept is about the power of ‘I’- the power of understanding your strengths and your ability- the power to set things in motion- the power to begin to change the world.
The iBRAND should always come first in business and continue to be burnished.
iBRAND is a state of mind that everyone should emulate.
The iBRAND concept is wonderful.
I learned how to be more conscious of my own professional and personal brand. That these are really one in the same and the importance of always being true to your own brand. My brand is all I have, so my world is focused on delivering value in my own personal brand.
One of the most important activities we take for granted or don’t aggressively challenge ourselves, is personal goal setting. On a piece of paper, write down your goals for your life. Don’t just include business goals; include community and family as well. They all interact. Life is not one- dimensional. I know this sounds […]
“The biggest threat to your success in life, no matter what you do, is the attitude of indifference. Being positive and passionate about what you do are the biggest factors of attitude. If you love what you do, you will be happy, fulfilled, and energized. It will be illustrated in everything you do…with everyone you meet.” […]
“You have only one life to live. Outside of work and family…give 1/3rd to your favorite charity, 1/3rd to community service, and 1/3rd to a service organization…it makes you complete.” –Gary Sain There are great rewards when you give back. A feeling that money can’t buy. A life of service will give you a positive […]
Yogi Berra said it best, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up somewhere else.” Think of your life as if you are taking a road trip. To reach your desired destination, you must plan, prepare, take the proper steps and risks to get there. Years ago, we used maps that showed the interstates […]
I remember reading an article years ago that stated, “It takes only 9 seconds to make an introduction before the brain starts thinking of something else.” Try this exercise next time you meet someone new and see how long it takes you to sum them up. When you meet face to face, you quickly […]
How many times do we face disappointments? Life is not easy. Time goes by way too fast. When we are young, we have dreams of grandeur, but as we grow old, reality starts to set in. Sometimes life does not turn out the way we expected, but it’s how we deal with life’s ups […]
“Continuing education is one of the most important endeavors you can pursue for yourself. Be a knowledge worker. Whether it is the attainment of a master’s degree, increased proficiency in technology, a foreign language, additional learning on a subject matter or industry certification, continuing education reinforces your credentials. It helps you stand out from […]
How many times do you put pen to paper in this day and age? We live in such a fast pace society, we expect instant gratification. Between email, social networks, and texting, we have lost the art of personalization. One of Gary’s best practices was sending personalized cards to staff and colleagues. He would […]
On my 23rd birthday, my grandmother Bette said to me, “If you can’t be happy while you’re young, how can you be happy when you’re old?” These simple words instantly opened my eyes to a new perspective on life and motivated me to want to start living my life in a new way. My […]