9:00 am – I am so stuck on step one! This is from http://www.quicksprout.com/the-complete-guide-to-building-your-personal-brand-chapter-1/, Where You Want To Be, Step 1 (Determine The Aspects Of Your Life That Have Been Rewarding). I have this basic list of … generic “stuff” that I haven’t been able to narrow down. I’ve had this list, in this form, since Friday and all I keep doing is staring at it, thinking, “And?” I’m sure it doesn’t help that, in addition to this life-altering journey I have embarked on, I’m working my way to becoming a non-smoker (dealing with the emotional “needs” that have kept me smoking for 28 years without gaining back all the weight I have lost).
11:00 am – Well, would you look at that? I took a nap (my body is not happy with me at the moment) and I’ve broken through! I’ve whittled down my random thoughts into a list of 5 acts in my life that have been/are rewarding. Not only that, I have completed step 2 (Narrow Down The Aspects To A Potential Vision) also (pretty much)!
So, what are these 5 acts that have been rewarding?
- Gaining and sharing knowledge that has improved my life
- Developing creative solutions to problems
- Nourishing others, mind, body, and soul (or doing my best to 🙂 )
- Sharing my successes and failures to help others
So, the next step (Create An Ideal Career Ending) … well, that. My brain has already skipped it (ooh, I can take writing classes!) so I will have to force it back a step. I just took a look at the rest of Chapter 1 of The Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand and realized … this is just Chapter 1 and I’m not even half-way through! I’ll work on the next two steps today and then move on (hopefully tomorrow) to Others Worth Emulating.