You are your own brand
I’m personally really inspired by influencers, people like Tony Robbins or Gary Vaynerchuk that make a living out of inspiring other people. When you take a closer look at how they reached this point, you come across something common in them, they treat themselves as a separate and unique brand, and they apply the same concepts of brand development and take it as seriously as they would with any other company.
The benefits of creating a personal brand separated from your profession is that you will be known for yourself and your content, meaning that you could go to different disciplines without any trouble, you are the asset and people will judge you for the strengths and accomplishments in personal development adding your achievements in your profession, take your profession away and you’re still valuable.
Create your own brand and make it a good one, start sharing your passion and do it with good content, this will drive people to your name and even if they don’t personally share your interest, your passion will give them an idea of who you are, it will better the perception of you.
Treat yourself as a brand, first, you need to put yourself out there, you need to be advertised, so focus on putting content where people can find it and share it, content that is linked to your name; Second, you need to be organized, your ideas should follow a pattern, everything you do should follow a specific purpose that feeds your passion, and lastly and most important, you need to deliver a good product, in other words, you need to add value to yourself, you need to focus on improving yourself and your knowledge, acquire skills, the right mindset as it doesn’t matter how well advertised you are if your content doesn’t deliver, do the homework and share awesome content.
You and your ideas are the asset, the end product and you must mimic the great companies, follow their philosophies to become a great brand, and if you do so, your name will acquire value like no other and from there, you can really do what you really want to.