Sunday, June 28, 2015

About Me: An Extension from the 10 Things Your Personal Brand is Not

Today, 28 June 2015, is my fifth anniversary of working with the firm. I love my job! As an extension to my post yesterday on my thoughts about personal branding, I'd like to elaborate more on one or two things from the 10 Things Your Personal Brand is Not... Click here for a recap of the list.

For illustration, I'd like to use the deck I prepared at work that I use to introduce myself. Please click on the images to enlarge. I think this one below summarizes my job pretty well. :)

And now for my resumé... I started working way back in 1995 and that means I have been in the work force for 20 years. I started as a clerk and strategized my way to where I am today. I have written more about succeeding without a university degree in this post.

"Success takes 10 years." Richard St. John, author of Spike's Guide to Success: Stupid, Ugly, Unlucky and Rich

When I re-read the quote by Richard St. John above (a book I had in my personal library since 2008), I took another look at my brief bio below. I can see that it rings true. I've toiled a long time and worked really hard to establish myself within the first 10 years. By then I stopped looking for the best job because jobs started looking for me (I was being headhunted). I've been invited to speak in conferences. Despite not possessing a degree, I have proven myself worthy of a position in which I have now been serving in for the last five years. Also, once again today, 28 June 2015, is my fifth anniversary of working with the firm!

On a lighter note, here's more about me personally about what I've done, my fur-kid Trio, my insatiable desire for learning, my madness for books, and my involvement in social media. I'm by no means a heavyweight in the world of Twitter or Facebook (here and here), but everything I do there I do it with love.

I hope this will give you a glimpse of me and what I stand for. In the spirit of "success takes 10 years," I suspect I would be incredible in my Italian language by the time I'm 45 (10 years from 2012)!