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Richard Janes  I am an Emmy-winning personal brand expert and the founder of Hollywood social media agency Fanology. Click link for upcoming seminar tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/richard-janes-personal-branding-seminar-tickets-33719147879

A perfect spot for a morning read. After a scorching hot day yesterday, we welcomed a strong wind shaking the tent all night long.
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It is amazing to see the desert like this with so much in bloom. It links in rather well with my book of the week 'Change or Die'. Desert life has had to adapt in order to survive, but faced with your own mortality would you be willing to adapt your life? Most of us would answer yes, but research begs to differ. A huge percentage of us couldn't make that change. Why? Because we don't understand what is really needed for change to occur. If you are looking to make some form of change in your life - fitness, diet, attitude, relationships, approach to work or finances, then this is a must read. It has certainly helped me with my work.

One of the 'ah ha' moments that many people have when I talk about personal branding is how a personal brand has to be integrated through every aspect of your life.
The photo here is a flash back to 7 years ago when we celebrated Ella's third birthday.

Embracing the theory behind an authentic personal brand, you don't need to be the best father or mother that ever lived, you just need to be the best father or mother you can be - speaking to what makes you unique and special - being fully present and sharing your passions and purpose with your children while supporting them as they find theirs.
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For me, with Ella and Finn, my parenting is all through the lens of story. Helping them develop their unique voice as we enjoy reading and experiencing others stories. At three years old, it was all about Disney princesses. Last night, we started the 'Tao of Poo' - a look at how the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism.
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I love being a father, and I love sharing my passion and purpose with Finn and Ella. Sure, I can't throw an American football for shit (much to the vexation of my son), but we still have an amazing window through which we have built a deep bond. What is your unique window? Music? Sports? Cooking? Fishing? Yoga??????? How do you integrate your passion and purpose into parenting so your kids can model a life worth living?

Gettttt READYYYY! Tickets are on sale for my Los Angeles Personal Brand Seminar - Saturday, April 29th.
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If you are interested in rocking your personal brand and achieving those big audacious hairy goals, then click the link in my bio. Excited to see you there!

Our limits are almost always built upon a story of some past event that didn't make us feel great. A comment from a teacher, a laugh from someone we thought a friend, a raised eyebrow from a parent that said 'who do you think you are?'.
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But here's the great thing, stories are interpretations of events and stories can be rewritten.
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The key to an AUTHENTIC personal brand is in embracing your past and reframing any stories that have not served you well so far. I don't mean fabricating things that didn't happen, more looking at them from a different angle. After all, it is the past that gave you the present and today you have a huge amount of opportunity standing before you which would not be here had it not been for the past. When you are able to reframe those limiting beliefs, their power dissipates and you can achieve so much more in your life.

For the second day of my seminar, I asked everyone to come dressed in what makes them feel the most powerful. This is how the fantastic @tedwhetstone arrived complete with an enormous cheeky grin. #brilliant .
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Thank you to all the participants this weekend. Your willingness to dig deep, explore who you really are at your core, and what unique value you offer the world, was inspiring. We laughed, we teared up, we challenged each other, and we dug deep to answer the question: 'What do you do?'
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A big shout out to my wonderful guest speakers @philipfolsom & @vautier1. Thank you for your kindness and support.
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#Passion #Purpose #Authenticity

Ten years ago I was introduced to the importance of mentorship through Lou Tice's program. We all need mentors in our life and have a responsibility to pass that forward as we mentor others. This book is amazing and one I dip back into every few years. It informed me as a parent, as a husband, as a coach myself, and as a human being. Reacquainting myself with Lou's work was my book of choice for this week.

We are all great at something. But can you actually put into words what you are truly great at? What unique value you bring to the world that can make a difference to the lives of others?
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We beat ourselves up about not being able to do everything or keep up with the person standing next to us. But we were not built to do either of these things. Humans were built to operate in a tribe. Everyone has a role to play that offers value to the community and it is imperative that each person focus on that one responsibility for the well being of all.
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That unique focused value you bring to the world is your personal brand. It is integrated into everything you do. Do you really think the storyteller in the ancient tribe clocked in and out putting in a 9-5? No, he was a storyteller in his every waking hour.
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#KnowYourValue

50% of personal brand work is about the story you tell yourself. How you frame your history and what makes you unique. It is this 50% that makes the communication part of your personal brand authentic.
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Your personal brand impacts EVERYTHING you do and informs all the decisions you make in life, from who you choose to spend time with all the way to where you vacation. And, make no mistake, you already have a personal brand (just ask the people around you), but the big question is are you being conscious in the way you develop it?
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#alaska #glacier #2016 with @amydjanes

This is a FANTASTIC book. A must read for any #entrepreneur or #smallbusiness owner. It highlights the biggest mistake that 99.9999% of people fall into when running their own business and provides clear insight on how to change your mindset in order to jump the hurdles. I wish I had read it sooner.
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I read a book each week and this is one of the best in a long time. Each week, I'll let you know what I am reading and if it is worth you investing your time pouring over the pages.
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If you have any book suggestions please let me know!

Music is an amazing tool for getting yourself in the zone. Headphones on. Volume up. It's something I have come to rely on in a big way. At the touch of a button I have my fight song and The Richard Janes album - something I can pull from for any occasion. This music speaks to my personal brand and if there were ever a Richard Janes movie, then this music would underscore the most emotional and powerful scenes.
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What is your fight song?
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#behindthescenes

Thanks to an inspirational chat with @realchrispowell, I made a commitment to the gym over 4 months ago.
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5 days a week, 6am meetings with the fantastic @herbert_street_fitness. This time last year I was dreadfully sick and weighed just 115lbs. Today I am healthier, fitter, and stronger than I have ever been.
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For those of you who have known me a long time, the idea of seeing me at the gym would probably make you laugh (let alone wearing an American football hoodie but that's a different story).
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Without optimal health I can't achieve anything. I can't be the most amazing husband for @amydjanes, I can't be the inspirational and supportive father to @ellaj_climbs and Finn, and I can't excel in the other seven pillars of my life.
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Health is the number one priority in my personal brand and it is the only option.

Now there is a question. The way you answer this could change your life completely and at the most unexpected moment. I LOVE this question and, having spent lots of time thinking about the answer, I fully embrace it when someone asks. If you are interested in the answer, I've just written a fun blog about it on my website [link in bio]. How would you reply?

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