We tell ourselves that we’ve left it too late and hide behind the excuse of age. We can find plenty of friends/advisers to convince us that this is so.
Don’t listen to them because it couldn’t be further from the truth. The reason why a lot of folks don’t take the plunge and reach for the stars because they are afraid.
Afraid they will fail, afraid about what their friends and family may think, but mostly it’s because they haven’t got the courage to take that first step (which is always the hardest BTW).
Once you take some action and set your plan in motion it takes on a life of it’s own and you will be amazed when you find out what you are actually capable of creating. A new business, a presence online, a new lifestyle.
The world is still your oyster, but it’s waiting for you to come out of your shell. “Get Over Yourself ” is the best piece of advice that I have ever been given by a top marketer. It’s not an easy thing to do but if you can manage to do it your path to success will become a lot smoother.
There has never been a better time to build your brand online. There are so many resources at our disposal now. Be willing to find them and use them.
It’s Never Too Late To Build Your Personal Brand
Building your brand as a person who provides value for people in your niche or those who share your passion or hobby. Don’t expect everyone to like you or your brand because the only ones who matter are those who resonate with you.
Many people hesitate to get started in their online business because they worry far too much about what others think about them. Telling you to get over yourself may not be enough. There are some things you can do to make it easier to build your brand in spite of this fear.
Although I was comfortable about making videos and live streaming on Periscope. I kept hesitating to do FaceBook Lives. Eventually I realised that this was mainly because I know that some of my friends and family might see them and I found this embarrassing. I was allowing my perception of what they might think to become more important than sharing my knowledge.
As well as that I was actually imposing age discrimination on myself. So if you find yourself doing either or both of these things, don’t let that stop you. Make videos and live streams on platforms where you are not so likely to be seen by your offline friends and family. Try Periscope – I think that the people on Periscope are more laid back and less judgemental. Do this consistently and before long your confidence will increase and you will be comfortable on all platforms.
If you actually build a strong brand, you outsell any salesman any day of the week – Gary Vee