By saying you’re not the kind of person who wants a brand, you’re defining your brand. A brand is not a logo. Your brand is like your reputation, it’s what people say when you’re not in the room. Like it or not, your consistent daily actions and writing are building a brand. Make sure it’s something you want people saying when you’re not in the room :)
Thanks, Piotr! Being an entrepreneur is equal parts frustrating and rewarding. You can’t get to the rewarding part if you don’t fight through the frustrating periods.
The people jumping into a startup because it sounds cool get shaken out when they realize how hard it is. Thanks again!
Couldn’t agree more. Building an audience anywhere takes work and quality content.
I also think that people should carefully consider what’s the right fit for them. If you’re in a B2B market and can’t take photos to save your life, don’t go on Instagram. Find a platform that plays to your strengths and rewards your talents…
Great piece. Understand what you do well, know who you want to help, deliver results, and repeat. Being ‘the’ option for the right people is far better than being ‘an’ option for everyone.
It’s a recipe that works, but it’s incredibly difficult not to be distracted by clients and projects that don’t fit your niche. Success…
Great advice. Ideas are fun and exciting. Execution is monotonous and requires resilience.
Everyone has ideas but very few will turn them into something. This is why you hear so many people saying,
“I had that idea.” Or “I could have done that.”
But you didn’t.
Great story. Resilience and focus are the most underrated skills in business.
I’m easily distracted if not careful. I constantly remind myself to keep my eye on the prize.
Building a system that makes me stick to a schedule and holds me accountable has made a world of difference for me personally.
I’d add Atomic Habits and The Slight Edge. Both books provide powerful snapshots at the importance of compound interest in your actions. I wish I could go back and make myself put those two books in my graduation gift basket.