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The Ultimate Guide For Introverts To Build A Powerful Personal Brand

Updated: Apr 12, 2022

The 4P Method You Can Apply Today

Do you think that McDonald's has the best hamburger in the world?

Hell no.

Why do people go to McDonald’s then?

Because it's fast and cheap.

Are there faster and cheaper hamburger places in town?

Of course, there are.

But why do people go to McDonald's, not the other places?

Because McDonald's is a well-known brand.

Branding is everywhere. Coca-Cola, Apple, Google, Tesla, Twitter, Amazon, Pilot, and so on.

Do you know that you also have a brand, a personal brand—What you are known for at your workplace?

If I were to interview your colleagues, what would they say about you?

Is that what you want to be known for?

I'm so proud to introduce Nancy Yang as our guest blogger this week. Nancy is a prolific career and life coach for introverts. I encourage you to consider your own personal brand today and join Nancy's engaging online community for more life-changing insights.

Many at work know something, but only a few are known for knowing something. If you aim to become an essentially critical asset for your team or company, knowing is not enough. You need to be known.

To be known is to help people see your value, and it is about building your personal brand intentionally.

When you have a powerful personal brand, you are more indispensable at work, you become essential to the success of your team and/or your department - even the company.

You will be less worried about job security as you know the team depends on you. Knowing how valuable you are to the team, you will most likely feel more satisfied and motivated at work, not to mention, you will also be in a better position to negotiate salary and land better positions.

However, in reality, many introverts struggle to see the importance of building a personal brand.

"I don't think that I need a personal brand. Not for me as a regular coworker."

"I am comfortable where I am, and I don't have the ambition to climb the ladder, so I don't think the personal brand thingy pertains to me."

"Personal brand is fake, I want to be authentic."

With such mind chatters and limiting beliefs, many introverts neglect or de-prioritize personal branding. A few may realize the importance of it, but don't know how to build one effectively.

To build a personal brand, you only need 4Ps: Purpose, Performance, Personality, and People-skills.