Authentic Dream and Personal Brand
Dr. Hubert K.
an authentic dream and a related personal brand is a very important
asset in today’s online, virtual, and individual age. This is the
key to personal success. It is the positioning strategy behind the
world's most successful people, like Barack Obama. It’s therefore
important to be your own brand based on your authentic dream. This
will help you to actively grow and distinguish yourself. Remember
what Walt Disney said; “If you can dream it, you can do it”.
is — Bring about real change, change that we can believe in. His
passion for change is the pillar of his authentic Personal Brand.
Parts of his speeches: “America is a land of big dreamers and big
hopes. It is this hope that has sustained us through revolution and
civil war, depression and world war, a struggle for civil and social
rights and the brink of nuclear crisis. And it is because our
dreamers dreamed that we have emerged from each challenge more
united, more prosperous, and more admired than before…….The true
test of the American ideal is whether we’re able to recognize our
failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time.
Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or
whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or
circumstance decides life’s big winners and losers, or whether we
build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to
work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams….Change will not come
if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones
we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek…. I don't
want to settle for anything less than real change, fundamental
change - change we need - change that we can believe in. It's change
that I've been fighting for over two decades ago. Because those
dreams - American dreams - are worth fighting for”.
leveraged his authentic, relevant, meaningful, inspiring,
enduring, ambitious dream and hope
his dream/hope with love and passion and adds value to others
knows what make
him unique, special, different and outstanding
identified his genius and expanded his limits based on this
living according to his dream and doing related work he loves
has faith in
himself and the courage to pursue his dream and hope, and based
on this delivered peak performances and is exceptional
Remember this: Dream it, hope it, believe it,
fix it in your mind, visualize it, accept it, respond to it with
love, passion, and integrity, give your peak performance to it and
you will achieve it
Obama is a man of peace, love, integrity, and vision, who is
fighting for change. We admire him because of his genius,
achievements, success, and added value to others. Anyone can deliver
peak performances and be successful in life, because all of us have
the genius within us to do so. Success is not something that will
come automatically or something that the world will define for you.
It’s what you define in your ambitious dream (hope) and in the way
you pursue this dream. Remember what Marva Collins said; ‘Success
doesn’t come to you …you go to it’.
must have a dream in life, follow your heart and love what you do,
if you expect exceptional success. You will surely have it, since
people who ask for it, wish it, dream it, hope it, fix it in their
mind, visualize it, feel it, allow it, give your peak performance to
it, respond to it with love, passion and integrity, attract success.
Obama has proven that if someone has a clear authentic dream,
responds to it with love and passion, has the courage to pursue this
dream, has faith in him/herself, and lives according to their dream,
this dream will guide that person’s life and will result in
purposeful and resolute actions. He took the responsibility to
identify his dreams and hope, and to respond to them with love and
passion. Stop complaining and do not blame others for your failures.
Take the initiative and the responsibility to develop, implement,
and cultivate your authentic dream and hope as well, and keep it at
the forefront of your mind each day. You should have faith in
Also remember this:
no dream + no hope +no faith + no self-knowledge + no thinking +
no mindset change + no integrity + no passion + no trust + no love =
No Sustainable Change
an important element in this equation. It is about loving yourself
(self-love), loving others, and loving what you do. You should love
yourself in at least equal measure to others or things. This can be
found in most religions: “to love others as you love yourself”.
Remember what Abraham Maslow said: “We can only respect others
when we respect ourselves. We can only give, when we give to
ourselves. We can only love, when we love ourselves”. Without
knowing who you are (self-knowledge), it’s very difficult to love
yourself and others. You need to make a positive emotional
connection with yourself and find yourself interesting first,
otherwise others you will not make a positive emotional connection
with you and will not find you interesting. With an authentic
Personal Brand (based on your dream), your strongest
characteristics, attributes, and values can separate you from the
crowd. Without this, you look just like everyone else.
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