Largely in part to my background in media and public relations, I am constantly asking myself, “Is this the light I want my business, my work or myself to be viewed in?” But even with these convictions, part of me (the rebel part of me) wants to throw my hands up and say, “Hey, this is me. Take it or leave it.”
However, we all know that’s just not good business and if that sounds like how you’re running things, I strongly suggest taking a good hard look at how that’s working out for you.
The real test here is building a brand that is uniquely you, but also keeps your entire customer base in mind. Your brand should make you stand out, but not in a way that scares away would-be customers.
I think it takes guts to make it in the business world, especially these days, but while you’re stepping out of the box and making bold moves, make sure you keep your business’s brand a top priority. Take yourself to the top, but never compromise what your business stands for in the process.