10 Ways You're Ruining Your Personal Brand

It's Tough to Succeed When You're Sending All the Wrong Messages

1. Failure to Stand Out from the Crowd

You’re smart, energetic, competent, and ambitious. Congratulations, so are millions of other people.

Credentials, education, accomplishments, privilege, and connections can all mean a leg up on the competition. But most often, they are just the price of admission to join the game. What really counts is what you do once you are given the chance to prove your mettle.

If you pull even with everyone else, you won’t be influencing much, let alone in any direction you wish. Creativity and superior communication skills can widen the gap between you and the pack until you learn the art of influencing in every direction.