Wow. You’ve done it. You’ve finally graduated from high school and you’re off to college. You’ll be on your own with a car, an apartment, a college ID, freedom, and the ability to plan your own schedule and make your own decisions.
Not so quick. It is never too early to start branding yourself, monitoring your reputation, creating your “personal brand” being the key phrase this week. Whatever you call it, you are in charge of it and now is the time to begin.
Print this list and post it somewhere you’ll see it everyday, like the bathroom mirror, the inside of the front door or as wallpaper for your phone.
- Be on time.
- Deliver a quality product.
- Honor commitments.
- Watch what you post online.
- Do for others.
- Show appreciation.
Party? Yes, have a great time as you get that much closer to the “real” world, but keep in mind that others are watching at all times and already forming an opinion of you that will last a lifetime.
You can be the drunk, idiot fan.
You can be the rock star.
It’s all in your hands now……