As you might know, I’m a big believer in self-education. I believe that everyone should embrace lifelong learning and that it’s important to have a knowledge advantage. A big part of self-education is reading books. For that reason, I’m always eager to know what good books are out there.
Do you want to know whether you are in the right career? Do you want to know whether you are at a place where you can be your best? I have been following many successful people over the years. These are people who have overcome great challenges to thrive in their fields. These are people who have made an impact on the world.
Are you curious about the world? Do you follow your curiosity? A while back, there was a talk featuring Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Interestingly, when asked about an important trait they have, they both had the same answer. Their answer was curiosity. They both said that curiosity plays an important role in their success.
I always like to see the big picture of something to understand it. Seeing the big picture helps me know the relationship between the elements. It also helps me see where I fit in. At the end, it helps me make informed decision or opinion. That’s why I like books such as Guns, Germs, and Steel that gives me the big picture of history.
It has been years since I wrote about personal branding. In this post, I’d like to revisit the topic because I believe that personal branding is an important part of our personal effectiveness. What is a personal brand? Simply put, your personal brand is the promise of the value people will get when they come to you. This promise gives people a reason to come to you. As a result, it can future-proof your career.