Archive | April, 2015

It’s the Journey, not the Destination

1 Apr

It’s the journey, not the destination.

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And that has been on my mind this morning.

When you’re developing your personal brand, it helps to remember that you aren’t going to get there overnight. It takes time, reflection, and a true grasp of who you are, what you stand for, and what keeps you going that finally evolves into the final image other people “buy.” Simon Sinek says it best: “It’s not what you do; it’s why you do it.” (If you haven’t seen Mr. Sinek’s Ted Talk sessions yet, please do yourself a favor– grab some coffee and settle in to watch a few.)

It’s understandable that getting to the why takes time, which leads us to the journey.

Leader to Leader Journal puts it this way, “People want to know your values and beliefs, what you really care about, and what keeps you awake at night. They want to know who most influenced you, the events that shaped your attitudes, and the experiences that prepare you for the job. They want to know what drives you, what makes you happy, and what ticks you off. They want to know what you’re like as a person…”

Even if you aren’t leading a team and you’re just out there solo trying to shape yourself for personal growth, please be aware of your journey and remember why it matters.

That’s it. Just a personal note from the mental archives.