Category Archives: Personal Branding

Personal Branding in a Digital World

Episode #12 of The Digital Loop

In this episode, Paul and I focus on Personal Branding.


The Digital Loop: Personal Branding


The Digital Loop: Personal Branding (Audio Only)


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1. Personal Branding is …
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3. Building Your Personal Brand
4. Tom Peters on the Brand You concept
5. David Armano on building your personal brand online


Quote of the week

In order to get to the next level of whatever you’re doing, you must think and act in a wildly different way than you previously have been
Grant Cardone

Quote of the week

Do not sell yourself. Inspire people to buy you
Sir John Hegarty

This is what it takes to be the best

Commitment, consistency, focus, discipline, mental toughness, diligent work ethic, constant and never ending improvement. These are some of the key factors that make you “the best“.

George St-Pierre is the UFC‘s welterweight world champion, and he is considered by many as the best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter in the world, and in these videos we get the opportunity to follow his preparation for the toughest fight of his career, when he faced another remarkable fighter named Jake Shields.

Now, you may be wondering: “how does this relate to me?” … “I am not a fighter?” … well, I don’t care what is it that you do, weather you are an entrepreneur, a banker, a nurse or a taxi driver; if you want to succeed, if you want to be the best … you need to embrace all the elements I have just mentioned at the beginning of this post.

I am sure that you do not need to be a fan of MMA or other martial arts to enjoy and get value from these videos.

Note: You can just watch one of the episodes to see what I am talking about. However I have included all three videos in case you really enjoyed them and end up wanting to watch the whole program (that was what actually happened to me. I watch the first-one and I simply could not stop. Now, I am definitely a big fan of George St-Pierre!)


Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

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Quote of the week

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do”
Henry Ford

10 remarkable blogs you should read

Wow … choosing ten … only ten remarkable blogs you should read has been a difficult task. I could easily make this the “486 remarkable blogs you should read” post, but I think that by introducing you to ten, there is a higher probability that you actually will check them all out.

I know that many of you after checking the list will go … “What? … where is Chis Brogan’s blog or Zen Habits? … How come he doesn’t have Seth Godin’s blog? … This dude is an idiot, he did not include Mashable! or Social Media Examiner” …. and so on. The reason why I did not include such popular and recognized blogs, is not because they are less remarkable than the ones on the list, but because chances are that you may be already familiar with them, so I would not be introducing nothing new into your life (and in case that you actually are not familiar with them, well … you can click on the links and find out why these blogs are so successful).

The list includes blogs on marketing, sales, productivity, entrepreneurship and personal development. So whatever rocks your boat, you will find something valuable here.

Some of you may know most of them, some of you may know just couple of them, some may have never heard of any of them. Good. Click on the links, check them out and enjoy the ride.

Note 1: The list is not organized in order of importance. Each blog focuses on different areas and each is remarkable on its own way.

Note 2: If you click on the author’s name it will take you to their Twitter profile so you can follow them.


1. Six Pixels of Separation
by Mitch Joel

"Six Pixels Of Separation" by "Mitch Joel"

2. The Sales Blog
by S. Anthony Iannarino

"The Sales Blog"

3. OnStartups
by Dharmesh Shah


4. Bob Burg
by Bob Burg

"Bob Burg"

5. Get in the Hot Spot
by Annabel Candy

"Get in the Hot Spot"

6. Dumb Little Man
by Jay White

"Dumb Little Man"

7. HubSpot Blog
by HubSpot


8. Personal Branding Blog
by Dan Schawbel

"Personal Branding Blog"

9. The 99 percent
by Behance

"The 99 Percent"

10. Jonathan Fields
by Jonathan Fields

"Jonathan Fields"

So … what do you think? Do you have any other blogs you would like to share with us? Please add them in the comments below!

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The power of stories

Stories define us.

Stories get people to take action.

Stories can change the way we think, the way we feel, the way we act.

Stories can be extremely powerful. Actually, the world’s religions are built on powerful stories. Think about it… what’s the Bible?

Why do we read novels?: Stories.

Why do we go to watch movies?: Stories.

Why do we all watch TV and get addicted to House M.D.?: Stories (ok … that last part is probably just me, but you get the point).

The ability to craft a good story is crucial for you. Something that I always advice to my University students is to think about and answer this simple question:

What’s your story?“. No. Don’t show me your CV. That is just a piece of paper with dates and encyclopedia-like entries. Tell me, “what’s your story?

So yes. I believe stories, your stories are important. And to make my point even stronger I want to bring somebody that definetly knows a lot about storytelling.

Peter Guber is the CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group, and according to his bio, “films he personally produced or executive produced have earned over $3 billion worldwide and include the box office hits The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman and Flashdance. Guber’s personal films have been honored with more than 50 Academy Award nominations, including winning Best Picture for Rain Man“.

He has just launched his new book entitled: Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story (Amazon affiliate link) and it looks fantastic. And in the following short interview he talks about the art of purposeful storytelling.


So … what’s your story?