The Power of Your Name - Episode 12

Apr 12, 2023

Uncover Your True Purpose, Strengthen Your Personal Brand & The Power of Your Name with The Thumbody Show

Hi Thumbodies,

In today's newsletter, we're excited to share insights from The Thumbody Show, the podcast where we explore personal branding and celebrate the unique skills and talents that make each and every one of us special. The host, author of "Chasing Carrots," guides us on a journey to uncover our true purpose and build a strong personal brand, emphasizing the importance of our name.

Unfortunately, many people struggle to identify their true purpose and create a personal brand that reflects their values and talents. This is often due to distractions, self-doubt, or simply not knowing where to start.

In this issue, we'll discuss:

  1. The importance of understanding your true purpose
  2. How to identify and overcome self-centered roadblocks
  3. Steps to build and maintain your personal brand
  4. The power of your name and the three names you have

Discover Your True Purpose

To embark on a journey of self-discovery, we must first understand the importance of identifying our true purpose. Aligning our actions with our values and passions not only leads to personal satisfaction but also helps us create a positive impact on those around us. By following the six steps outlined in "Chasing Carrots" - Character, Time, Gifts, Giving, Wisdom, and Discipline - you can start uncovering your purpose.

Identify and Overcome Self-Centered Roadblocks

Just like in the allegorical tale of Monkey, we all face roadblocks on our journey. Some of these challenges may be external, while others are internal, such as the seven deadly sins. Identifying which sins resonate with you will help you confront and disarm them as you progress towards finding your true purpose.

Build and Maintain Your Personal Brand

Your personal brand is a reflection of your values, skills, and talents. It impacts both your personal and professional life. Here are some steps to build and maintain a strong personal brand:

  1. Be aware of your online presence: Ensure your online profiles accurately reflect the image you want to portray and be mindful of what you post and share.
  2. Network with intention: Build relationships with individuals who share your values and can help you grow. Support and uplift others in your network.
  3. Continue to learn and grow: Stay up-to-date with trends and developments in your field. Invest in personal and professional growth.
  4. Be authentic: Be true to yourself and your values. Embrace your unique qualities and talents.

The Power of Your Name and the Three Names You Have

Our name is a crucial part of our personal brand, and it has a significant impact on how others perceive us. We have three names in life: the name we were given at birth, the name we call ourselves, and the name others call us, which might not always be our given name.

To create a personal brand that reflects your values and skills, it's essential to understand how others perceive you. Open up to constructive conversations with friends, family, and colleagues to learn how they describe you. Compare their descriptions with your self-perception and work to realign your name if needed.

Remember that your actions play a significant role in shaping your name and personal brand. Strive to be the best version of yourself and let your actions consistently reflect the qualities you want to be known for.

We hope you found this newsletter insightful and that it inspires you to start your journey of self-discovery and personal branding. Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with us!

Until next time, keep cultivating your personal brand and celebrating the unique skills and talents that make you who you are.

If you'd like to read my book, Chasing Carrots: won't help you find your purpose if you were born to love bananas, you can purchase a copy on Amazon. 

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