By Jeff Korhan
Episode 72 of Landscape Digital Show reveals the connection between surfing and personal branding that instantly influences buyers and outcomes.
In all walks of life, people are most admired not for what they have achieved but how they went about it doing it.
How people get things done in life used to be known as reputation management, but now that we all manage our own media it is best described as personal branding.
A Harvard Business Review author observed that all surfers end their ride in exactly the same way: They fall into the water. It doesn’t matter if that ride was an epic success or dramatic defeat; the outcome is the same.
This is why what happens next matters most. Does he or she head back into the surf or pack it in for the day? I imagine that is something surfers talk about that defines their personal brands, who are the risk-takers and who are not.
Evaluating outcomes and taking action to create something better is what life and business are all about.
People admire winners, but history proves we are especially interested in the path they chose to get there.
As an entrepreneur, this is your personal brand, and it’s never been more important for attracting the opportunities you desire for your business and your life.
Celebrate Endings That Create New Outcomes
Like so many other practices, surfing is a series of events. Knowing they all come to an end makes it that much easier to get back up and do it again in the quest for the perfect ride.
The truth is the perfect ride probably doesn’t exist for surfing or any other profession. Whether it does or doesn’t, the question that arises is always going to be the same.
By definition, winning is an ending. It’s an event or outcome that had a beginning and now it’s over.
Now what? Were you a gracious winner that acknowledged your team? Your current customers want to know. More important is that it shapes your personal brand for anyone that may be watching, and these days that audience is as large as the Internet.
Were you a gracious winner that acknowledged your team? Your current customers want to know. More important is that it shapes your personal brand for anyone that may be watching, and these days that audience is as large as the Internet.
What happens off stage matters as much and probably more than what happens when the spotlights are bright, because almost everybody can be good when they others are watching. Then there is that uncomfortable gap before the next event when we as human beings have all kinds of feelings
What happens in those gaps between events influences buyers more than we care to admit because that’s when your true character is revealed.
This is why it is vitally important to close the gap by celebrating the wins and the losses, and then taking action to create the next new one.
Your Brand Story Lives Between Wins and Losses
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