Everywhere I go, I see people who are lost.
When I walk among crowds of people, they seem to be hurrying like busy bees, worker bees to their hives, doing all they can to produce honey. And often times, they are doing it for someone else.
They walk about in a sea of a million lost souls, unfulfilled, unhappy and unresolved.
Often this feeling of lost is hidden.
It’s hidden because we become complacent, we get comfortable, we resign ourselves.
We also fear change, we fear the unknown, we fear even striking the conversation to understand ourselves better.
Once I was lost too.
I was too busy impressing other people, living by others’ expectations of me, building someone else’s dream.
The truth is, I was forced into trying to figure out where I fit in the world, what my purpose was, and what leadership path I should be on.
I failed numerous times, was fired, let go or structured/squeezed out from almost every career job, whether it was engineering, brand marketing, performing arts, or teaching.
I felt lost, alone, a failure.
So I decided to forge my own authentic path of passion and purpose.
I decided to own my past, be more mindful of the present, and embrace a future that excited me.
That is why I dove into my personal brand. I had to understand who I was, what I believed in, what also understand for. I had to build my own story, purpose, and legacy.
It's human to feel lost
Then I started to thread together the tapestry of my life. I saw themes that came out. I saw possibilities unravel. I saw my purpose start to take shape and focus.
When I finally converged into my top personal brand traits and identity, I started to get excited.
As I still walk among the sea of souls, and meet some who are not lost any more although sometimes they still lose their way.
I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to feel lost. We all feel lost sometimes. It’s human.
But it’s not okay to do nothing about it.
You can do something about it.
You can invest in yourself. There is no greater investment.
Are you willing to invest 100 hours of your time in order to get 450,000 hours of happiness?
If you are, then invest in your personal brand.
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?