Regardless of your industry or job function, you could probably be doing more to build your brand as a thought leader.
And I have news for you. It’s not as hard as people make it out to be.
Sometimes the best way to improve your game is to get out of your own head. At the New Jersey Society of CPAs women’s summit last week, I delivered 2 keynotes on how to be an unstoppable negotiator and on being receptive to risk-taking in your career. In between, I had the rare treat of developing myself – learning from 4 top women teaching mindfulness (Joy Principe), power (Kathleen Cashman), gender dynamics (Rita Keller), and self-branding (Eileen Monesson).
My lasting takeaway?
You never forget the moment you receive the news of your first big business opportunity. It may be a speaking engagement, a contract with a big client, a book deal, or consulting job. Often the external validation of making that first deal instills a confidence that our business really is viable.
There's an underlying current of professional women who are seeking to reinvent themselves in 2014. They may be looking to "unstick" themselves from a tired rut--or, to inject a new and missing element into their lives.
I am part of this group.
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