So how can I learn from the pressure people are giving me?
When I was younger, I wanted to be seen as a musician, so I learned the guitar.
Then I wanted to be seen as the funny guy, so I told jokes.
On the other side, I wanted to be seen as the fun guy, so I drank.
Then I wanted to be seen as the cool guy, so I smoked.
At one point, I wanted to be known as the go-to person for chismis and advice, so naki-chismis ako.
Then I wanted to be know as the bibo guy, so I joined lots of orgs.
Also, I wanted to be known as the a reliable guy, so i took on leadership positions sa org.
But then, I wanted to be known as the food and wine connoisseur, so I made it a point to point out mistakes on food service.
Afterwards, I wanted to be known as the best Facebook ads guy in the Philippines, so I started talking about Facebook ads.
Finally, I wanted to be known as an awesome guy, so I just claimed it.
Whatever the result it was for me, when I wanted to be known for something, I just basically claimed it and did what I felt I had to do to embody that.
It has consistently worked for me.
But a lot of people who say na they want to build a personal brand especially in Social Media are doing the complete opposite and they get stuck where they are.
They say they want to be known as the experts or thought leaders in something but they always wait for someone else’s permission as if that is there’s to give.
You don’t need anyone’s permission.
If you want to develop your brand identity, start with embracing that identity and let that dictate what you need to do rather than waiting for someone else’s approval for you to claim the brand you want.
It’s yours to create and to take so go ahead