Never Give Up Trying Building Your Personal Brand, The Payoff Is Too Great

What is the payoff for hard work?  Ask Arthur Nakane, he knows. Arthur has been working on perfecting his one man band act for over 30 years.

He was on America’s Got Talent recently and squeaked by, making it to Vegas. This isn’t his first time on the stage. He has been featured in a documentary, featured on Jimmy Kimmel and makes regular appearances on the Santa Monica Pier, his home stage. The best part: he isn’t very musically talented, and he admits it. But he rocks it anyways.

We can learn a lot from Arthur.

If You Get It, You Got It

Ever know that you have to do something, but you just can’t bring yourself to get going? It nags and nags at you until you do it. But when you finally do it, you have accomplished something, and you can say you’ve got it.  Arthur Nakane gets it. He knows that the harder he works to increase his exposure, the higher his chances for getting big are. It has taken him over 30 years to receive larger recognition, but what is truly key for him is that he has benefited all along.

Personal branding is about marketing yourself, improving yourself, and using the brand you as a launching platform to follow your dreams and do what you want to.

Whether it takes you 1 month, 2 years, or over 30 years, the time spent working towards your goal is worth it. Not only because the time spent doing it increases your knowledge, value and brand, but the integrity and life experience you gain can’t be replaced.

Your Brand Never Sleeps

Online profiles such as LinkedIn never sleep. Whatever you’ve made public is available 24/7. The information you’ve published on the web, either through status updates or blog posts, is always waiting either to lurk or shine. What would you have it do? The best part of taking an active part in “getting it” by working hard and reaping the benefits of when you “got it” like Arthur Nakane is that you have the tools in your belt to shape what you’d be known for.

You deserve it, kick back and listen to a song from our very own Arthur Nakane on YouTube by clicking here.

Question: Do you feel like you “got it”?

About the Author: An avid inbound marketer, Mark Mathson puts his effort into creating dazzling inbound marketing campaigns.  He enjoys conversing on Twitter and growing and adding value to his network on LinkedIn

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