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[Branding] ...leaving your mark on the world...

"Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson Don't confuse positive self-promotion(personal branding) with the narcissism that goes on all day with Facebook and Twitter and Instagram posts.

How to Create a Positive Personal Brand

by Michael Corthell In the current era, we in America have been given many examples of how to promote one's self. But self-promotion isn't just for over-the-top narcissists. It is a necessity, as you shall see. The art of self-promotion, and it is indeed an art, is a very valuable skill, especially in a competitive job market, and is generally is the key ingredient in a positive and fulfilling life. Why is that? Because, in order to live that kind of life, we all must first love and encourage ourselves, before we can love and encourage others. ''Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.'' —Samuel Johnson Elsewhere in this magazine, I cover self-confidence, and how to get more of it. That confidence in yourself, and your own ability is the very first thing you need to develop when promoting 'you'. One of the hardest things to do for those of us who are selling ourselves is having the ability to separat

[Self-Promotion] Brand Yourself, Own You

“Heroes must see to their own fame. No one else will.” ― Gore Vidal, Julian It has been said it before, and I’ll repeat it again — don’t be afraid  to toot your own Trumpet. “We live in an age of equivocal competency: if you want, you can be a competent dictator, a competent self-promoter, a competent terrorist. Just because you can do something well does not mean you should be doing it.” ― Clifford Cohen