Prepared by Laura Durham
Knowing who you are and the image you want to project into the world creates a strong and focused personality that can effectively communicate passions, goals and aspirations. Having this tailored foundation can help young women as they set goals, choose mentors, and transition through life’s many phases.
Individual Worth: #2, #4, #7
Divine Nature: #1, #6
Choice & Accountability: #1
Integrity #2, #4
Have a leader or two come prepared with their own personal brand by developing a mission statement and core values. Provide magazines, poster boards, scissors and glue for the inspiration boards.
Another word for “personal brand” is image or reputation. It is how other people see you and how you can create personal value. Developing a personal brand can help you be mindful of who you are and who you want to be. It can help you effectively communicate and carry out your goals, build confidence and self-awareness, and it can empower you by putting you in more control of your life.
Lessons for social media:
Goals to leave with:
Gather the girls for a discussion and possible sharing of each other’s missions/core values. How can you live your personal brand every day? How can it help you with making decisions? How can it help you when choosing friends? Remind the girls that when developing their personal brand it’s important that they don’t focus on being like someone else or “acting a part”. A personal brand is about being the best version of you, differentiating yourself. Heavenly Father blessed us all with individual worth and individual personalities; He wants us to be who we were meant to be. It can take a while to truly understand who you are, but you will find that people admire those who are true to themselves rather than trying to be like someone else. Admiring someone doesn’t mean you have to be all that they are and do all that they do. But they can inspire you to be your best self. When universities and employers hold interviews, they’re looking not only for someone who is a good candidate for their student body/team, but they’re looking for someone authentic who can bring a unique quality.
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken!” – Oscar Wilde
“When we seek to complete rather than compete, it’s so much easier to cheer each other on.” – Linda K. Burton
“Many things are good, many are important, but only a few are essential.” – D. Todd Christofferson (good quote when getting them to narrow down their core values)
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“May your light so shine before men. That they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16