It’s about making yourself proud

About 1.5 months ago, I attended an event called Your Personal Branding, organized by YWiB SFU. Ever since leaving the workshop, I have been thinking on writing a blog on what my thoughts were and on how it impacted me but I keep putting it on hold, but here goes…

I’m not a creeper, but I have always loved looking at babies and children. Beside finding them entertaining, I’ve always learnt a lot just by looking at them. But have you ever realize that we were all born the same and we all went through the same phases. We crawl, try to stand up, fall, stand up, fall again and again until we finally figured out how to control these two feet and stand up tall. What happened to that self confidence that we had back then? We were all so excited about getting up that failing is the least of our worries.

If you know Bobs and Lolo, they have this song called Go, Go, Grow and its basically about you’d never know what a little seed would be. The same seed, for example, like a watermelon seed could grow differently. Some watermelon is grown to be eaten and be drank, some to be put in contests, some to be cooked, to be smashed at a beach, and some are just left there to rot. This is basically true for us human. One wouldn’t know be able to tell what the future would be like for each baby. Even now, I still don’t know what the future has in store for me and though I don’t know what it would be like, I know I have control over it because:

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved” – Wiliam J. Bryan

I really don’t want to be pretentious and lie to my own self for the rest of my life My personal branding is all about me and I don’t do it for other people, I do it for myself. Personal branding, as Teg Brar puts it, is like an aftertaste – what do you get from after meeting me? Or, like what Heather White said at her Beyond Pink workshop, branding is the conversation people have about you when you are not in the room. Everyone has different opinions and thoughts, but what really matter at the end of the day is yourself. What makes you proud, what reflects your values, what makes you you. Live to your true potential and be passionate.

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