Showing posts with label Personal Branding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Personal Branding. Show all posts

August 21, 2012

Step 1: IMAGE - Part 8


To read the rest of the series: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

My room is my world - I sleep, create, and lounge in it. But it's more than just a space. It's my source of inspiration as well. Thus, I've chosen to surround myself with it:

Framed pictures on my desk, a photo by Juliette Gold

Audrey in watercolor, a photo by Juliette Gold

Chevron flags, a photo by Juliette Gold

The Holstee Manifesto, a photo by Juliette Gold

A drawing on my wall, a photo by Juliette Gold

Some good reads, a photo by Juliette Gold

How do you keep yourself inspired?

June 18, 2012

Step #1: IMAGE - Part 4

What do I want to be?

To read the rest of the series: Part 1Part 2Part 3

In our parents' generation, things where much more predetermined. You could be an engineer...a doctor...a teacher, and these titles defined who you were as a person. The engineer - smart and well-educated; the doctor - heroic; and the teacher compassionate. These statements were still valid even when I was growing up - who doesn't remember the  Nickelodeon sitcom from the 90's of two grannies bragging about their doctor / lawyer sons ?

Currently, however, things are slightly different. I thing that the invention of the internet caused the change. The internet introduces a new array of possible career paths and opportunities. It also made information a lot more available, brought content from overseas, and made the world seem smaller and approachable. Nowadays the answer to the question "what kind of person do I want to be?" is completely up to us. So what kind of person do I want to be?

Who is Juliette Gold?

  • She is graceful and elegant. She knows how to behave like a lady.
  • She treats everyone she meets with respect.
  • She keeps a positive outlook on life. On her "thunderstorms and horseshit mood" days she just keeps to herself, to avoid upsetting others as well. 
  • She always strives to learn new skills and to improve the ones she already knows.
  • She embraces life and enjoys every day to its fullest extent. 
  • Her work inspires and influences people. 
  • She knows who she is and what she stands for. 
Juliette gold is the girl who would dance in an empty room with no music on, just to enjoy herself and have a good time.

"The Ghostly Dancer", sketch by Juliette Gold, July 2012

How would you describe your ideal persona? Which qualities would it have? 

May 13, 2012

Step #1: IMAGE - Part 2

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Keep in mind: 

  • Remember that your personal image is not definite and as you grow and evolve, it would too.
  • Don't forget to enjoy the process, because the "end product" is impossible to reach - there is always room for improvement. 

What other steps would you take to create your personal image?

Want to join me on my quest for personal image? Comment to join or tweet #JGIMAGE to be added to the list!  

May 1, 2012

Step #1: IMAGE - Part 1

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What is it?

Our image is the persona we project into the world. It holds within it every aspect of our being: starting from the way we answer the phone and ending at whether or not we lead the life we desire to have. 

To clarify, I will quote the undisputed information source of our generation [Wikipedia, that is]: "A person's self-image is the mental picture, generally of a kind that is quite resistant to change, that depicts not only details that are potentially available to objective investigation by others (height, weight, hair color, genderI.Q. score, etc.), but also items that have been learned by that person about himself or herself, either from personal experiences or by internalizing the judgments of others."

In short, self image is the combination of the way we see ourselves, and the way we present ourselves to others. It is the answer to the question: "What do you want to be?".

Why should we give a D'?

I believe out image is more than just a logo we plan upon ourselves. It reflects our values and beliefs, and manifests our goals. By being loyal to our image - our personalities - we could shape our lives to be profound proclamations. 

  • In order to define the way you want to present yourself to others, and to create that presentation, you need to figure out who you are as a person. Thus, working on our personal image helps us get to know ourselves better.
  • Nowadays, when our lives are displayed online for everyone to see, people determine their first impressions based on the content we put out there. Having a defined image would help us showcase ourselves in the most accurate and most positive way. 

What do you think? Do you think a personal image is important? Have you defined yours? 

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