Showing posts from July, 2012

Inner Joy Makes us Great

Two Opinions on Inner Joy This is a monthly column on becoming a great human being and has two opinions on the subject from western and eastern part of the world namely Michael Thallium from Spain and Dr Amit Nagpal from India. Michael Thallium, Spain Writing on the inner joy has been a challenge for me. In the begining I wanted to explain and show what it means, but then I realized that I would become too theoretical if I would do so. Then I decided to find an example and just let it speak on its own. And that’s what I did. I found a great video of Alice Sommer Herz, a 108 year old lady who survived the holocaust and overcame a cancer at age 86. To me that’s a very good example of inner joy. She speaks about optimism, but you can feel her inner joy when she laughs.  I believe that when you experience that inner joy, people just want to “stick around”. Everybody loves being around someone who sees the good side of things and feels the inner satisfaction to have

Boundary, Sixer. Your Personal Brand has Hit a Century

Personal Branding is like Cricket Let us understand personal branding through the eyes of cricket and its terminology. You are the batsman (for your Personal Brand) and the audience which cheers you is like Twitter followers and Facebook Fans ( Tweet This ). (Batting without an audience is as worthless as Twitter profile without followers). Competitors (whether colleagues or competitive businesses) are the opposition team trying to clean bold you all the time, sometimes with a spin (office politics) and sometimes with malpractices (like bodyline). Fielders are like the jealous colleagues waiting for a slip from your side and the runner is like your reputation or shadow. You can hit boundaries and sixers (when your content is retweeted on Twitter or shared on Facebook) but sometimes you have to be satisfied with singles (only the likes). But each run you make is adding to you and your team’s (organisation) score or your personal brand. You are in limelight and you ne

30X30X30 Personal Branding Blogathon

Peter Sterlacci, Japan's Personal Branding Pioneer conducted a Personal Branding Blogathon  in June named  30X30X30 Personal Branding Blogathon – 30 days x 30 thought leaders x 30 amazing posts!  " As a cyclist, I likened this blogathon to a cycling tour. Each day we rode a different route, but we all had the same destination in mind. This eBook represents our final destination. It is meant to be a guide to help you on your personal branding journey by giving you 30 days of amazing thought leadership ." Peter Sterlacci The Blogathon was very successful and Peter has compiled the posts into a Free e-book which you can download from here:- Preview the e-book here:- Happy Reading!

The Power of Intention

Two Perspectives on "The Power of Intention" Dr Janet Smith Warfield, Florida, USA Dr Amit Nagpal, India Dr Janet Smith Warfield's perspective As we approached Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, 90 miles southwest of London, I could suddenly feel the energy shift. Before us lay miles and miles of open grasslands, gently rolling hills, burial mounds, and peaceful mists. It was as if I had been transported back in time to a space held sacred by a Neolithic culture. We had passed the restrictive energy of the military complexes surrounding Salisbury Plain. Now, I was beginning to feel the sanctity of the natural environment. Despite a parking lot crowded with tourists, I did not want to take pictures. I wanted to hold the awe of a mystery I couldn’t explain. I wanted to experience amazement over the dedication of those unknown human beings, thousands of years ago, who hauled those massive sarsens, blue stones, and lintels from miles away, then found a way

Video for Personal Branding-Two Angles

Japan and India-Personal Branding from Two Angles Peter Sterlacci-View from Japan 7 Tips to Capture Your Personal Brand on Video We all know the saying that a picture says a thousand words. Video takes those words one step further and makes them real and memorable. In the world of Web 2.0 people want information in bite-sized chunks. Video is a perfect medium for establishing your visual identity on the web and delivering your personal brand in a clear and concise way.  Only a couple years ago using video was going beyond what was expected in personal branding. Today it has become the norm. Consider this fact. In July 2011, ComScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, reported that 180 million Internet users in the US alone watched online video content. This averages almost 19 hours per viewer in a single month! For 2012, personal branding guru William Arruda says that video continues to be a major trend in branding through DIY (do it yourself) and professiona

You Want Results? Identify Your True Intentions.

A Guest Post on Results & Intentions by Rory Kelly Connor Results! I want results! It’s all about results! Sound familiar? Of course it does. It’s what businesses focus on. It’s how we measure progress. It’s how we track effectiveness. Results are want we want. Results signify power. If you aren’t getting the results you set out to achieve, you are ineffectual, static, weak. Right? In business, yes, that’s often right. It means the strategy is flawed, someone is not doing the work, they don’t know how to make it happen, they are operating from fear, they aren’t bold enough, they underestimated the market, they take no for an answer…and the list goes on. I’ve been in business serving clients around the world - including companies of all sizes and individuals from numerous backgrounds - to know how to get results. I know what works and what doesn’t. I am all about solutions and results. And what I also know is this – when the results aren’t happening, something

Larger the Stature, Briefer the Profile

Should the profile become shorter as one becomes more successful? As a person becomes more prominent and well known in their industry or sector, less is more. In fact, the more prominent one becomes the lower the need for a resume or profile. It's like saying: "And here is someone who needs no introduction ..., President Obama".   I have a had a few clients who broke the ground in their industries and whose achievements and contributions were so well known, that anything more than a summary of their career seemed superfluous. However, on further thought, what would interest readers was how they overcame the challenges along the way to achieving prominence. For example, if someone is well known for having turned around the performance of an ailing business how the heck did they convince smart investors to put their money into the business.   Or if someone was known for his role in campaigning for Indigenous land rights and for his role in a landmark dec