Every person develops his/her personality over the years. The environment you have grown up in often shapes one’s thinking in a certain manner. The traits you develop can either take you to a whole new level or be a roadblock in your path towards growth. This defines your mental makeup and subsequently, your personality.
“I wish I could change my personality!”
This is indeed a universal thought that is on the minds of many interested in personality development. Bringing about a massive change to your personality requires -
An honest reflection about yourself
An analysis of your current strengths and weaknesses
Focus on short and long-term goals.
Your personality is a collection of patterns that are based on your thoughts, behaviour, and feelings.
Your personality is a collection of patterns that are based on your thoughts, behaviour, and feelings. These patterns change over time as we experience life. This can happen due to various reasons (genetics, one’s upbringing, one’s circumstances). You don’t have to change entirely as a person. A few alterations can bring a shift within oneself.
So, is it possible to make that change from existing as a person to turn into a more well-rounded personality? This requires 5 elements that should form the focus of your life to make that transformation.
Person to Personality: 5 Elements to Transform yourself to Think Big
1) Work on Your Vision Statement
This is as simple as asking yourself, “what is the purpose of my life?” And, yet, this is a complicated question that has greater depths to discover more about yourself. You can be an entrepreneur, a consultant or a regular professional on a payroll. The only way to transform your life into the personality you want to be is to have a strong focus on your vision statement.
What is it that you truly desire?
What have you done differently to chalk out your roadmap - professionally and personally?
Do you have a personal vision statement or a company vision statement?
Do you see yourself achieving those goals?
Have you understood the direction you are headed towards? Are they aligned to your vision?
Have you limited yourself in your vision due to your current circumstances? Have you changed those circumstances?
Having a vision is synonymous with holding a picture of your future. How do you want to paint this picture? It’s as easy as picturing the colors you want on the canvas of life. Only if you are willing to take control of the brush strokes.
As rightly said by late Dr. Stephen Covey, begin with the end in mind. You can develop the right vision and know what you desire from life to achieve your dreams, aspirations, and goals. This brings the shift from a person who exists, to one with a strong personality living his life to the fullest.
2) Crafting your Personal Brand Story
Personal branding is often dismissed as ‘blowing your own trumpet’. A strong personal branding has the potential to reshape a leadership landscape. There are many factors that go into the creation of a strong personal brand. But, before we go ahead, let’s take a moment to ponder.
Can you sum up your business contributions confidently to tell the entire world?
Our minds are conditioned to avoid talking about our own success stories. “What’s your strength?” is no longer reserved for job interviews where one unflinching launches on a paragraph about their success stories. In today’s time, your success story needs to be told even if you are a solopreneur, to stand right there in the front row of your life.
There’s a direct correlation between personal branding and success and establishing yourself as a natural leader will ensure your authority in the chosen field.
How will a person know your story if you aren’t ready to tell it yet?
Importance of Personal Branding:
You boost the right image to open more opportunities and create the right synergies
People look up to you as a thought-leader
Your leadership qualities will naturally evolve
You go beyond the mundane to truly impress
You develop an aura that is hard to miss
A strong personal branding has the potential to reshape a leadership landscape.
Everyone is professionally qualified and many are successful at their entrepreneurial ventures or at their job routine. But, how many have a distinct personality? It’s your personal branding that will get you there.
Remember: You need to love to brand yourself.
Having a strong presence, online and offline, gives a firm message about what you are doing, why you are doing it and its impact. It shows you as a strong, confident person who knows what he wants in life.
Setting aside a yearly budget for your branding story is highly recommended to build your personality.
3) Content with the Right Context
Content is King and every brand - person, product or service cannot thrive without the right content story. The advent of online marketing technologies all have a common thread tied to it - content. Content, when used in the right context, can create wonders for your brand story and your vision statement.
Content helps you --
Educate target group with an intent to inform and influence.
Great content helps to build trust and loyalty with your readers, viewers, and followers. You create your own signature style!
People will often connect with you at two levels:
How you brand yourself
Your content story - how it engages your readers, connects with your audience
So, it’s imperative you are well-read to be a well-rounded personality. You must visit workshops to add to your knowledge, attend webinars and do everything to use content to build your knowledge.
4) Build your Presence
Look at the mirror. What do you see? An image you love? One that you hate? Or, a confused soul staring right at you? Your answers can determine the path you need to take.
There are two levels towards building your presence.
How much do you love yourself?
How much inclination do you have to work with others?
Ever noticed how some people walk into a room and command attention along with respect? Heads turn. Every eye is on them. Conversations open up. The audience may even applaud or cheer when they speak. They always lead.
They have worked on building their presence. These are the personalities that instantly attract attention, are confident, can speak persuasively and think with great clarity while under pressure. Such a presence attracts more avenues for work and builds better relationships in their personal life. This person is a magnet for all things powerful.
The formula for building your presence is:
Being more reflective, having greater self-awareness
Creating a space to observe, learn and communicate
Another aspect towards building your presence relies solely on the comfort level of your physical presence.
Do you often say-
I’m too fat
I’m too thin
As much as your mental presence is important, your physical presence is also responsible for lending a boost to your confidence levels.
How often do you exercise? Do you exercise because you love your body?
Or, because you hate your body?
Being physically fit is a part of building your presence. To become that person you see in your vision, you need to build your presence.
Self-awareness programs, appropriate coaching methods, building a mindfulness practice are some of the methods you can use to build a strong influential presence and be a force to reckon with.
5) Building Strong Networks
Strong networking skills are important for your work and personal profile. With a strong presence, working on your networking skills turns easier.
The purpose of networking are many -
To exchange information
Build on your list of people you know
Benefits of Networking:
Chances of increased business/job referrals
Abundance of opportunities and connections
High visibility in career
Create a positive influence
Increase in confidence levels
Your confidence levels will rise when you begin to network more with people you do not know. It’s about pushing yourself out of the comfort zone to discover a new facet of your personality. You build a personal connect with people, sometimes building relationships for life. Remember, every individual has something exciting to bring to the table.
You can achieve all you want and perhaps, a whole lot more with the right guidance, techniques, tools, and methodologies to be the person you aim to be.
At Matrrix, we offer personalized coaching sessions to build a better version of you.
So, are you ready to take that step to think big and transform your life?
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