Personal Brand Attributes Of A Successful Business Owner
After years of running a business and working with business owners/professionals on their personal brand development, we’ve come up with a set up attributes that are always powerful personal brand developers for a successful business owner.
The first attribute is organized. A successful business owner is organized with his/her time, money, staff and clientele. If you are organized, then you come across as organized and someone who can take care of my needs as a client. This same organization is necessary at home, too. We’ve had many occasions to go into client’s homes/closets. We’ve found a definite correlation between how organized a business owner’s closet is and how well they run their business.
The next attribute is fearlessness. Or rather, maybe we should say a successful business owner feels the fear, acknowledges it exists and marches right through this powerful emotion to do great things with their business, regardless. If you know you are out to do great things for us via your business, then you’ve got to let that passion be your guide and not your fears.
The third attribute is leading with ease and grace, even in the face of pressure and fear. There is no other personal brand attribute that is more attractive to a prospect or client than having a provider who leads easily, gracefully and with what looks like minimal effort and maximum creativity and creation. This is how a successful business puts others at ease.
The last personal brand attribute is passion. A successful business leader leads his/her employees, vendors and clientele with passion and purpose that is contagious and uplifting. If you have passion and a belief that you are doing what you are meant to do in life via your business, then in our book you are bound to have the first three attributes.
So stop and think: 1) do you have the four personal brand attributes listed above? 2) If not, how can you cultivate these attributes and really own them so your personal brand strengthens and your business thrives?