Your Culture Is Your Brand

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A brand is not just a mere logo or a product; it is how we represent ourselves to our target customers. It is also how we want to be known.

There are a lot of brands today but there is always one that would dominate a certain industry. You would know branding is effective when you associate the product with the brand. What’s the first thing that pops in your head when we talk about technology, soda, and cereal? More importantly, “Your culture is your brand,” as Tony Hsieh put it.

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Imagine, Believe, And Achieve

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Our successes are achieved by our actions. But our motivation and will fuel our actions. Without our will or drive to do something, we will never do something well or not do it at all. Never underestimate our belief in ourselves and in our dreams. After all, that’s where it all starts.

Thought without action won’t take you anywhere. Meanwhile, action without thought can end in disasters. Both goes hand in hand; but both also need imagination and strong belief. Whenever you are reaching for a dream or a goal, it is important to not just believe in what you can do but also believe that you will achieve your goal. It’s just like what the quote above said, “Imagine with all your mind, believe with all your heart, achieve with all your might.”

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Businesses Can Learn From Each Other

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They say experience is the best teacher—this applies in business too. Nobody can really guarantee the success of a business or how it will grow until it is happening. What we can do is learn from others so that when a problem arises we would know what to do.

Learning by observing can be helpful, especially for entrepreneurs. It gives us ideas on how to tackle challenges that come our way. It also helps us find ways to improve how we manage our business. Ben Mezrich said, “Businesses should follow and learn from others’ successes and failures in order to better understand and predict their own.”

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It’s Gonna Get Harder Before It Gets Easier

Let’s face it; it is not easy to reach our goals. It would take some time and a lot of hard work. But the good news is, we can do it. We can make it happen.

There are no guarantees in life; nor did anyone say it would be easy. Fact is, something worthwhile don’t really come so easy. So don’t be surprised if it would take you some time and a lot of work before reaching the top. Also, challenges are part of it. Challenges shouldn’t discourage us. Instead, we must face them head on and look for ways on how we can surpass them. Just like what the quote above said, “It’s gonna get harder before it gets easier. But it will get better, you just gotta make it through the hard stuff first.”

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Build Digital Relationships And Reputation

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Before we could close a sale, we need to build relationships. This is also applicable in the digital world.

Everything today can be found online and socializing means tweeting or tagging someone in social media outlets. That’s why, it is more important to take care of our relationships more than ever. The Internet is a vast field. People will be saying something every time. In order to build your reputation and expand your influence, you need to exert more effort in making a connection. Chris Brogan said, “Marketers need to build digital relationships and reputation before closing a sale.”

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It’s All About People

 

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Business is all about our relationships; our relationship with our clients, our staff, and our suppliers. It is all about the people we deal with and how we will maintain those relationships.

As entrepreneurs, we shouldn’t just think about the profit and how we would be able to land a sale. We need to focus on all the people we would encounter. Just like what Mike Davidson said, “It’s all about people. It’s about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges.”

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Learn The Lesson, Apply It, Just Don’t Give Up

 

We get hurt and we learn. We encounter challenges and we overcome them. Whatever hardships or difficult situation you may experience in the present, don’t let those affect you and give up.

Aiming for a goal is never a walk in the park. We are tested and we will be put in situations that may seem like it’s too difficult until we surpass them. Nevertheless, we mustn’t give up. We must continue our journey to success and tackle all challenges that will come our way head on.

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Business Opportunities Are Like Buses

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Business opportunities come and go. When you miss one, chances are there’s another one coming next.

We don’t always have to jump to the next business opportunity. We need to choose if they are worthy of our time and effort before investing in it. Don’t worry if you miss one opportunity or two, there are still more. It’s just like what Richard Branson said, “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”

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Strength Comes From Overcoming Challenges

 

In life and in reaching for a goal, we will be tested. We come across several challenges that will test our beliefs and even our will to succeed. It is up to us to overcome these challenges.

Challenges will come and go but we can always surpass them. It’s just like what the quote above says, “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” We don’t become strong by showing what we can do. It’s about successfully doing what we couldn’t at first.

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Customers Can Tell You What’s Wrong

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Our customers are our greatest critics and fans. They will honestly tell us if we are doing a good job or a rotten one. Their thoughts can always help us improve our services and products.

The best way to know if your products are good is to ask your customers. They will be truthful in answering your questions and may even give you some tips. We can be clueless at times when it comes to our products. In such cases, we may want to get another person’s opinion. Carly Fiorina said, “Customers can’t always tell you what they want, but they can always tell you what’s wrong.”

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