Tools To Build Your Personal Brand

Time. There is never enough of it. Amiright? 

When I talk to clients about personal branding, they admit they don’t have the time to keep up with it. However, we should make it a priority because it is important. And if you dedicated ONE hour on a Sunday to plan things out for the week—you would be set!

One of my goals is to help clients find time in their week to build their personal brand. I think we all look for ways to make what we do more efficient. I highly recommend Amy Porterfield's Online Marketing Made Easy episode featuring Michael Hyatt where they talk about creating your ideal week to be more productive. 

However, there are also tools you can use that can make it easier to maintain and build your personal brand. Check out a few select tools below:

TRELLO
I don't know about you, but I love a great organized To Do list. Trello is a great project management organization tool. You can create boards for various topics and create tasks under each with due dates + much more. 
https://trello.com/ 

LATER
Instagram is the platform that the majority of us spend the most time on. Later is a GREAT tool and resource for Instagram. You can visually plan and schedule your posts on Later. They also have an informative blog that has amazing tips and news on the latest Instagram features.
https://later.com/

CANVA⠀
Do you ever look at someone's cute post and wonder, "How did they create that?" Canva is one of the most incredible creative resources and you can use it for FREE. They have TONS of templates for social media and other visual materials. 
https://www.canva.com/

INSTAGRAM STORY COLLECTIONS
This is one of the most underutilized features on Instagram. It is a way for you to save and organize Instagram posts you want to remember. I wrote a blog with tips on how to organize your Instagram Collections here

HOOTSUITE
One of the easiest ways to keep up with your personal brand is schedule some of your posts ahead of time. Hootsuite is one of the most well known platforms for social media management. You can create an account for free and take one hour a week to plan out your posts for the next week, two weeks or month. 
https://hootsuite.com/

Get these tips and more in our Personal Branding Quickstart Guide! You can download it for FREE right here

Personal Branding Quickstart Guide

Whether you know it or not, you have a personal brand that you are cultivating everyday through your online presence (you will hear me say this alot). I am very passionate about owning your story and utilizing your online presence to share that story. Your story and who you are IS your personal brand.

I believe in telling your authentic story; the good and the not so perfect. We are in an age of finely curated feeds reflecting our finely curated lives. However, it is not reality. My goal in assisting with building your personal brand is to identify the key topics and themes in your business and personal life that you enjoy sharing and in which others would benefit from learning.

My goal is to empower you to own your story and further your career through your personal branding. I have created the Personal Branding Quickstart Guide to help you start growing your personal brand today! In the guide, I will take you through:

  1. Personal Branding Checklist for you to audit how you are using your social channels today
  2. Questionnaire to set the foundation of your business goals to help you identify your personal brand strategy
  3. Platform breakdown to give you tips on how to utilize each platform
  4. Calendar template to give you an idea of how often you should be posting
  5. Resource ideas of tools you can use to make it easier to build your personal brand

CLICK HERE TO DOWN THE PERSONAL BRANDING QUICKSTART GUIDE

Free Personal Branding Workshops

I'm thrilled to share that we will be hosting two FREE Personal Branding Workshops in Los Angeles. This is a workshop on how to tap into the power of your personal brand and leverage it for greater opportunities in your career and/or uncover new opportunities. You will walk away with actionable steps to start becoming more intentional about your personal brand by creating your own personal digital strategy.

Personal Branding workshop (1).jpg

In this workshop, I hope to provide actionable, realistic, and simple strategies to:

Authentically tell your story online
Position yourself as a thought leader in your current or aspirational field
Leverage your personal brand to uncover potential opportunities

Here are the dates of the two workshops:

May 16 @ 7:00pm
General Assembly
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
RSVP HERE

June 20 @ 5:30pm
We Work Playa Vista
12655 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
RSVP HERE

To get ready for the workshop, download the Personal Social Media Audit Checklist now.
See you there!

Daily Affirmations to Fuel Your Day

Quotes litter our Instagram and Facebook feed with inspirational messages on a daily basis. Sometimes it feels like you are seeing the same quotes over and over or maybe you are inundated with too many. However, the reality is how we talk to ourself everyday is how we live our life. It is important to speak to yourself kindly while also uplifting yourself each day. Reading these daily affirmations can make a HUGE difference to our day and how we approach work and personal life. We have a Pinterest board of some of our favorite daily affirmations that we wanted to share with you. Follow the board HERE and skim through the quotes below to get inspired!

Create time in your day for daily affirmations to remind you of your own power and drive! Don't forget to follow Be Digable on Pinterest HERE

Must-Watch Advice from Oprah's Master Class

Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE Oprah! Ever since I was younger, I would come home after school and my mom would be watching her show. It became a staple in our house and I learned to love and cherish all that I learned from her. When she moved over to her channel, OWN, she created an incredible series called, Master Class. The show tells the stories you've never heard from the people you thought you knew best. I have picked up my top moments from the show to share with you and hope you are as inspired as I am. Enjoy!

MAYA ANGELOU

At age 7, Dr. Maya Angelou stopped speaking after being sexually abused while living with her mother's family, a time she later chronicled in her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Shortly after the incident, she was sent to live with her paternal grandmother.

JANE FONDA

Jane Fonda says aging is like a staircase: You may decline physically, but you keep ascending in the areas it really counts. Find out why Jane is happy to be making the climb in the third act of her life.

ROBIN ROBERTS

After surviving a tough battle with breast cancer, Robin Roberts learned she had developed a rare blood disorder called MDS. Though the news was devastating, Robin didn't let it defeat her. "You have to fight the battle in front of you," she says.

CINDY CRAWFORD

When Cindy Crawford was a girl growing up in the small town of DeKalb, Illinois, her parents divorced. Watch as Cindy shares how her mother's dependence on weekly child support payments made her determined to be able to take care of herself. Plus, Cindy shares how she learned to lean on her husband, Rande Gerber.

ELLEN DEGENERES

Since 2003, Emmy Award-winning comedian Ellen DeGeneres has danced her way into the homes and hearts of millions of viewers. Long before the premiere of her daytime talk show, however, Ellen was known as a trailblazer.