Why do you need to build a brand?
Ahh, such a genius question.
I’m happy you asked.
You need to build a brand for your business or dream because it’s the connective tissue between you and the people you want to serve.
Today is all about creating a life around doing and monetizing things significant to you.
If you’re actively building a brand, business, or dream project, likely you already know this.
But, making a career or extra income from things that drive and interest you, your story, experiences, talent, and passions is becoming a way of the world.
That makes it such the perfect storm to put your heart and soul into your dream projects and allowing your brand to bring it to life.
In today’s robust digital age, because of social media and online marketing, dream catching is becoming the norm and not the exception.
When you build a brand, you create a pathway to connect with people on a real and personal level genuinely.
By building a personal brand, you invite people into crazy, spunky, weird, lavish, brilliant, fun, or exciting your world.
You allow them to get to know you, the mission behind what drives you, and the kind impact you want to make.
They’re able to feel your energy and bond with you at a human level.
It’s in our human nature to identify with things, people, and experiences that resonate with us.
Consequently, by sharing those experiences, and branding yourself, you invite people to go on life’s journey with you.
The Magic That Happens When You Build A Brand
People you want to do business with will begin to like, trust, and know you exist.
Imagine that, not having to chase people to buy your valuable products and services.
Instead, you’ll find your people, build rapport with them, and make buying from you feel like the next logical thing to do.
Branding is just that powerful and juicy.
When your audience and dream customers relate to you on a personal level, they begin to care about you.
I mean, care about you beyond the products and services you offer.
Sounds promising, right?
As you allow your peeps into your world, they’re permitted to know you on a deeper level.
A simple caption under your Instagram post can take your followers on a journey.
When it aligns with their values, problems, and experiences in a few seconds, you can inspire them to feel joy, sadness, hope, empathy, or inspiration.
Think about the power that holds and the connection it forges.
Similarly, when you build a brand, your messages can go far and wide.
Also, once someone identifies with or feels inspired by you, they’ll rally behind you and join the causes important to them.
Because once people know your values, experiences, or dreams align with theirs, they rock you with you.
The Obvious Business Truth
A business at its core is simply an institution or organization that systematically sells a product or service.
A business doesn’t have a heart or soul.
Similarly, it can’t inspire or share stories or evoke emotions.
Consequently, the Internet has commoditized just about everything.
You can Google everything and find a cheaper, newer, more innovative business ideas and pricing models.
Similarly, the old way of competing against cost, luxury, credentials, or innovation isn’t prevalent.
That is the very reason why you should build a brand and not just your business.
People will remain relatively human until the end of our lifetime. : )
With all the latest technology, no promises on what is possible later down the road.
So here’s the most important takeaway, people buy based on emotions.
Emotions on a promise that a product or service will deliver on their very personal problem need desire or aspiration.
A business can’t speak to those wants.
To be competitive today, the leaders or executives of every company have to make their brands visible.
Or, the business has to message a robust branding campaign consistently.
And for larger corporations, they do both.
Either way, it’s the brand that always drives the business’s success.
Because without a brand, the business is just a product or service that’s commoditized.
People Do Business With People
You get it.
You’ll intentionally build a brand because you’re a smart cookie.
And not just any brand, a unique and real personal brand will take you far.
Wait, let me guess what you’re thinking.
Listen, you can do this.
If you feel like a blubbering mess trying to communicate who you are and what you do without feeling ‘salesy’ so does most people.
Especially at first, but your personal brand love story exists.
However, you have to choose the parts of your brand that most embody you and the impact you want to have.
Ask yourself the critical questions.
- How do I want to be known?
- What kind of impact does do I want to have?
- What drives me to do the work I do?
- How do I want my audience to feel when they’ve finished interacting with me?
- Of all of my experiences, and lessons what are the top three most valuable things I want to share to impact or inspire others?
- How can you connect your essential experiences to answer the question of WHY you do what you do (and why should others care)?
Want even better news?
You build a brand because your brand can outlive your business.
Your brand is about your wholeness.
You may not want to be doing what you do today three, five, or ten years from now.
When you have a personal brand that people connect to, it gives you the grace to pivot.
You may be a multi-passionate or serial entrepreneur, great!
However, guess what buttercup?
There’s the only one you.
No matter what you do, no one will be able to do it quite like you.
Your Swag Is Exclusively Yours.
Your magic was given to you and you alone.
No one else shares your exact DNA, and NO ONE else name is on your blessings.
And move like you know that.
Don’ let imposter syndrome or the fear of what 𝑪𝑶𝑼𝑳𝑫 happens to block your blessings.
If you need some brand-building foundation love, I’ve got you. Grab a free copy of The Brand & Business Building Plan here.
Every day choose to write the chapters of your book intentionally.
Nothing makes a book better than a great cliffhanger now and again.
Build your brand and give yourself space for cliffhangers as you choose to pivot.
Get out your way, and drop kick the BS.
Your idea of how things are ‘suppose to be,’
The stories you tell yourself,
Let it go, and authentically be you.
Share your messages and let people into your world.
You’ll amaze yourself about how powerful your story and all the craziness of your life can impact someone else writing a chapter from your past.
That’s it; do it!
Build a brand.
Consequently, you’ll grow your influence, make a more significant impact, and be able to monetize your message if you choose.
Drop me note below and let me know what’s holding you back or where you might feel stuck.
The world needs to hear from you. Let’s talk about it.