These past few weeks have me feeling frantic to get through my never ending to do list. I’ve noticed that when working like this, I lose sight of the bigger picture and end up at the end of the week feeling badly about myself for not accomplishing what I set out to do on Monday!
Fortunately, a few months ago I became involved in a weekly group meeting with colleagues that I respect and admire as women and business owners. The beauty of this 1 hour call is that we articulate our goals for the following week and identify what action steps we will implement in order to achieve them. This simple concept has worked wonders for all of us.
As a result of our group meetings, I’ve adapted a few Monday morning strategies that help me to step away from the checklist mindset and into the growth mindset. It has helped me gain more visibility for my personal brand because I’m stepping away from the “invisible labor” (tasks that don’t position or voice one’s value).
Before the week gets away from you, here are three tips to help you gain more visibility for your personal brand:
I typically write out my yearly goals in January and then keep them visible so they act as a reminder to me when evaluating opportunities. However, it’s easy to get distracted with what we think is a more immediate need at the moment. To keep myself on track (and not get distracted), I revisit my goals every Sunday night and write down a goal I’m going to focus on for the week. This helps me to stay on track and minimize the daily distractions.
Get comfortable with self-promotion
It isn’t bragging if it’s based on facts! Don’t keep your achievements a secret. Write down one accomplishment your are proud of and be sure to communicate it to your audience.
Show up for your network
The most important part of your personal brand identity is your network! Make sure you nurture your network by reading, commenting or liking their posts. It goes a long way in building relationships so be sure to choose 5 connections each week and show your support!
It’s still early in the week so try these three strategies and let me know what type of results you were able to see in a week!