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A Wicked Brand – By A Dude With A NameTag

I love Scott Ginsberg. He is truly one of a kind. That’s what it means to have an awesome personal brand right?

He has been wearing a name tag for many many years – every day for that matter.

Check out his Ted Talk video, to learn a little more about the man that puts a smile on my face every time I read his content!

Drop by my new facebook page and say hi:

http://www.facebook.com/Tim.Mushey

Have a great weekend!

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The Five Star 5 – Just Go “Google” Yourself!

Search WWW

 

Remember way way back in the 1990’s if somebody wanted to find out what you were all about, they either had to ask somebody that knew you, or ask you directly?

Well this internet thing has been a real game changer for researching people quickly!

I hop on Google several times a month to see what shows up for my name, and the name of my blog.

What I look for is:

  • What shows up on the first page (and what may have dropped off)
  • What new search results are showing up
  • What new “shares” of my content are showing up; where I owe somebody a thank you
  • Is there anything negative being that I should look in to
  • It’s just really fun to scroll through lots of pages of results as I reflect on my online journey!

Bonus – some people have very common names, so it is a good idea to see where your content may be getting confused with somebody elses’

Your brand can become very powerful, and what shows up on web searches can help big time by providing people with the opportunity to get to know you very quickly.

If what shows up online is all positive, then you are good to go! If you are seeing a lot of negativity, probably time to review your branding strategies and assess some changes for the future.

  • When is the last time you “Googled” yourself?
  • Were you surprised with some of the search results (good or bad)?
  • Are you going to pay more attention to your online search results in the future?

The tools are there to take your game to the next level. You might as well embrace them and build as strong a personal brand possible!

 

 

 

Saturday Music Memories – Hitting “Reset On A Music Career!”

It is no secret by now that my musical taste is quite diverse.

Growing up in the ’80’s I loved many different genres of music, but I especially liked to rock! I know I know it seems far-fetched for such a clean-cut guy like myself, but it is true!

I will never forget buying Guns N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction cassette. I was quite self-conscious that the music was a little too heavy and the message a bit too over the top for my parent’s liking. But they were pretty cool about it! Some of my friends were very in to Guns N’ Roses and we went to a concert once in Winnipeg, Canada. Lead Singer Axl Rose was less than impressed to be there which did not surprise us. My friends and I translated another song in to french, played it on an acoustic guitar, and sang it which was fun for a class project.

But this post is actually about Slash, and reinventing yourself. It is easy to “judge a book by its cover” if you have not followed Slash’s career, but he is a truly brilliant person and musician. Ever since the “soap opera” that was the first line-up of Guns N’ Roses broke up, all he has continued to do is keep working and trying to reinvent himself. He has had several different solo projects and the highly acclaimed Velvet Revolver, with former Guns N’ Roses band mates including Scott Welland from Stone Temple Pilots.

But I believe his best work is happening now with a lead singer named Myles Kennedy. You can google his name if you would like to see his bio, but the bottom line is they just click. While Axl Rose is sitting at home doing whatever he is doing, Slash is out playing new material with his incredible band plus Guns N’ Roses classics.

This is one of my favourite songs, and I believe one of the most recognizable songs of all time, even after just one strum of the guitar!

If Slash was in the corporate world, I would want him on my team, because he never gives up, never stops believing in himself and those around him, and just keeps affecting people’s lives in a positive way.

You may know this one!

Are You In A Marathon Or A Sprint?

Marathon

When I first researched internet marketing opportunities, I  briefly started to plan my retirement too! It seemed like everyone I was following was making six figure incomes right away, so why couldn’t I?

I soon got a reality check 🙂

Building a brand and a business is a marathon and not a sprint.  It sounds cliche, but it is a very powerful analogy.

Success still takes old fashion hard work and persistence. There is no replacement for that.

You need to work at it everyday, and be patient.

Never stop learning, embrace the setbacks and have fun!

Things WILL happen!

The Five Star 5 – Why Public Speaking Sucks!

Many people are terrified to speak in public and/or give presentations. Here are five reasons why public speaking and presenting can suck:

  1. You were not prepared / did not understand your content
  2. You did not practice ahead of time
  3. You did not know your audience well enough
  4. You did not have a back up plan when things like visual aids had technical issues
  5. You have not at least visited your local Toastmasters Club as a guest, to see how they can help develop your speaking skills

Public speaking and presenting can be a rewarding experience if you address these five points, and several others.

  • Are you due for a public speaking “makeover”?
  • What is the greatest challenge that you face getting up in front of a group?

Timmy’s 10’s – My Favourite Websites!

As much as many of you support my sometimes long-winded blog posts, there is something to be said for quick, to the point content as well. Today I start a new ongoing series called “Timmy’s 10’s”.

For my first post, let’s start with a bang! These are my favourite websites/blogs RIGHT NOW!

• Paul Castain   http://yoursalesplaybook.com/

• Pat Flynn  http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/

• Lewis Howes  http://lewishowes.com/

• Scott Ginsberg  http://www.hellomynameisscott.com/

• Dan Rockwell  http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/

• Bob Burg  http://www.burg.com/

• Gary Vaynerchuk  http://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/

• Michael Margolis  http://www.getstoried.com/

• Guy Kawasaki  http://www.guykawasaki.com/

• John Lee Dumas  http://www.entrepreneuronfire.com/

Who is on your list?

I will compile all the responses and post the “best of the best” later in the month!