Your Business Brand
You work hard to build your business, but there’s one thing still missing – you. The most successful entrepreneurs don’t build their companies based on what others do. They build it based on their own personality and interests. They know the best way to succeed is to do what they love every day. Try turning your brand into an extension of yourself and you will see a difference.
Make Products For You
It is easy to get caught up in the latest trends and want to jump on board. After all, if the world is crazy over headbands, why not start your own headband company? Trends fade away and usually only one or two of the original companies are left standing because they are the only ones who truly loved the product.
It is easier to create and describe a product you truly believe in. Create products or services that you would want yourself. Do you love to cook? Try creating a must-have kitchen gadget that cuts cooking time in half. Your passion shows through when you create products for yourself.
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Incorporate Your Personality
Many entrepreneurs fail because they have two separate identities – professional and personal. The balancing act becomes too much and they end up hating what they do. Your two lives don’t have to be separate. Bring your personality into your work. Do you love to laugh? Add some humor to your website and blog posts.
Not only will work feel less like work, you will be more appealing to your customers. They will see you for who you really are. Instead of a company, they will feel like they are doing business with a friend.
Mix In Something You Love
You don’t have to focus strictly on work all the time. Many entrepreneurs take a break to do charity work. They might get teams together for charity runs or volunteer at a local soup kitchen. This benefits you in two ways. First, it lets you do something you truly love to do. Second, customers love buying from charitable companies.
You get to tie your brand to your favorite charity while still working to support it. It is another way to show your customers what you are interested in and a little more of your personality.
Stick To Your Values
Chick-fil-A is a prime example of a business owner incorporating their values into their brand. The Christian owner closes on Sundays to allow employees the day off to worship. Many question the decision, but it’s something important to him and it’s how he runs his business.
Think about what is important to you. One of the easiest ways to make your business feel more like your personal life is to run both the same way. It is your brand and business. Stick to your values no matter what. Be yourself and you will never feel torn between work and personal life again.