Internal and External Brand Mantras

We have all heard about taglines sometimes called “brand” taglines.  A tagline is really an external mantra for your customers to resonate with.  Its also important when developing a personal career brand to have an internal mantra.  Just like the word “OM” – which is chanted to bring inner calm – we need an internal mantra to guide our career and to give it meaning.

Finding an internal mantra that “fits” is not an easy task.  It relies on some deep reflection of your core values and then simplifying them into a single statement.  I have found it helpful to catalog my values formally on a piece of paper.  It should be an expression that helps you find your way along your career path.  For me its about using a combination of skills in my career.  I have always felt that I work best when bridging ideas, selling ideas, and uncovering deeper meaning and understanding of things.
We have all heard about taglines sometimes called “brand” taglines. A tagline is really an external mantra for your customers to resonate with. Its also important when developing a personal career brand to have an internal mantra. Just like the word “OM” – which is chanted to bring inner calm – we need an internal mantra to guide our career and to give it meaning.

Finding an internal mantra that “fits” is not an easy task. It relies on some deep reflection of your core values and then simplifying them into a single statement. I have found it helpful to catalog my values formally on a piece of paper. It should be an expression that helps you find your way along your career path. For me its about using a combination of skills in my career. I have always felt that I work best when bridging ideas, selling ideas, and uncovering deeper meaning and understanding of things.

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