Abhishek Valaboju

My mission is to lead and inspire people to live in congruence with a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe.

30 essential branding to dos

December 3rd, 2011

30 essential branding to-dos

In no specific order…

1) Make a plan

2) Track to the plan

3) Be intellectually honest – represent status accurately

4) Be honest in general – keep promises that you make

5) Cultivate interdependence – life is about more than you alone

6) Make interdependence visible

7) Drop sense of Entitlement

8) Cultivate foresight – see how investments are likely to play out and have the patience and follow through to see them through to realization

9) Focus on execution

10) Good execution – ensure adequately expeditious progress towards new achievements

11) Cultivate your unique niche confidently – brand yourself as a mentor or expert

12) Be authentic – practice what you preach

13) Be genuine – demonstrate what you preach

14) Strategic decision-making – choose the right niche to brand yourself in

15) Accurate and timely self-evaluation – realize your niche and adjust to ensure that you are in the right niche

16) Use time well – play in related niches

17) Be creative – branding yourself with not your job title, but your accomplishments

18) Relentlessly refine your brand – adopting a truly unique brand

19) No self-confidence – lacking personality possibly due to fear of exposure or vulnerability

20) Embrace morality – manage public image to build reputation as a role model or someone to aspire to

21) FOCUS – have a clear and specific focus

22) Be professional – ensure quality and let your work reflect your professionalism

23) Stay up-to-date – own your personal domain name

24) Generate value while leveraging your network – asking of your contact network how you can help each other

25) Be interdependent – practive give and take with your contact network

26) Listen and connect – have profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and any other social websites critical to your niche

27) Strong social media management – keep media profiles updated

28) Strong personal management – e.g. on time, well groomed,

29) Strong network management – spend time with people who not only take but also people who can give

30) Strong brand management – taking action that manages risk to value of brand

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Abhishek Valaboju

My mission is to lead and inspire people to live in congruence with a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe.