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Is Life Possible Without Personal Branding?

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Personal Branding

Appearing a certain way online, in today’s world, is very important. The world seems to have upgraded from “the way you dress is the way you will be addressed” to “the way you present yourself online is the way you will be perceived.”

Today, people’s fixation on presenting themselves a certain way on social media now has a name: personal branding. ‘Branding’ on social media means you have to be consistent with your online appearance and in a certain way too. This ‘certain way’ is, in turn, heavily dependent on the things you post online. These things are called content.

If you are a doctor who consistently posts health-related issues on social media, you are building your brand as a health expert. If you are a professional in any field, what you post online determines how seriously people will take you. As a matter of fact, it is your ‘content’ that makes people determine whether or not you’re a professional.

This world of social media is now built in such a way that every single thing you post is meant to “tell people about who you are and what you do,” so people are conscious of who they present themselves to be online, the kind of things they say, and the perception people could have of them on social media.

This, in itself, isn’t a bad thing, but it seems to have also given rise to a new obsession with content creation. Because people want to present themselves as professionals in their field, many now seem to be turning every incident or event into a learning point, life tips, or advice for others – as opposed to just being. People are saying things they wouldn’t ordinarily say so they can be seen a certain way. People seem to be forced to create content so they can maintain a personal brand.

Building a personal brand is important, but at what point do we start living as opposed to milking content from everything that happens to us, or creating content from even the most mundane things? At what point do we realise that we do not need to share 28 life lessons we have learned just because we clocked 28 and it’s okay to just enjoy our birthday? Or talk about lessons we learned from cutting our nails instead of, you know, just cutting our nails? Do we really have to position ourselves in a certain way online? Is personal branding really needed? Can’t we do without it?

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Many people are of the opinion that to forge ahead in today’s world, you have to position yourself for opportunities, and part of this positioning is content creation and personal branding. The belief is that most of these opportunities are online and the way people perceive you determines if they will extend these opportunities to you or not. Others are of the opinion that social media should be a place of fun, and we shouldn’t have to ‘brand’ ourselves a certain way or constantly create content to keep up.

That personal branding has a way of making people not be their true selves online because they are conscious of the things they post, as opposed to just being. They believe that one’s personality shouldn’t become a brand and everyone should love freely without thinking of churning out content to keep up. Some also say the idea of personal branding has been flogged too often, if you really want to give me a job, what does it matter if nothing about my social media shows my professional side?

What say you? Is the idea of personal branding, content creation, or positioning oneself online overstretched? Can we do without personal branding?

 

 

 

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First Kiss: Here’s How To Do It Right To Impress Your Partner

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First Kiss: Here’s How To Do It Right To Impress Your Partner

Kisses are the most sensual form of intimacy which leave you breathless and wanting for more.

If you do not do it right, it leaves a forever bad impression on your crush or partner. And no one wants to kiss a bad kisser!

Surprisingly, a simple kiss can also be mastered via some techniques considering the time and situation, making it more romantic than usual.

And so, here are some tips to help you improve your kissing game:

  • Don’t kiss too soon

You may be eager to kiss your lady love or man-crush, but doing it too soon may make them uncomfortable or piss them off. They may feel that their space has been compromised or invaded. And worse, if you turn out to be a bad kisser, there’s hardly a chance to get them back.

  • Don’t be too late

The right time and moment are very important to create a sensual vibe for you and your partner to kiss. But if you wait too long, your partner may interpret that you don’t really like them. They may further put you in the friendzone making you lose out on chances.

  • The right moment

“What is the right moment to kiss her/him?” This is the question everyone who has been preparing mentally for a kiss, has. For some, it can be at the first date while for others, it can take weeks or even months. However, there are some subtle signs that can give you hints about your partner, whether they want you to kiss them or not.

  • Intense looks
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If your partner is giving you an intense look and occasionally flicking their eyes towards your lips, then it’s a sure shot sign that they are waiting for you to kiss them. Some even slightly lick their lips to make sure their lips are ‘kiss worthy!

  • Hanging around more during the goodbye

If it’s time to leave the date and your partner is subtly wanting to stay around for some more time, chances are high that they really want you to kiss them. The end of the date signifies a good time and it’s best to seal it with a kiss.

  • Or just be direct

Slowly face your partner and move closer to them, specifically your lips. If your partner backs away, they don’t want to kiss you. If they slightly tilt their head and playfully come closer, it means they want to kiss you but they aren’t up for the first move. And if your partner kisses you straightaway, go all in for a short, slow or passionate kiss.

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3 Things Extroverts Need To Know About Loving An Introvert

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3 Things Extroverts Need To Know About Loving An Introvert

Congratulations! You finally snagged a date with that hot guy from the gym. Over dinner, you practically sit on your tongue to appear demure.

After all, isn’t being an introvert ALL the rage these days? (Everywhere you turn, you hear how much happier introverts are in life, love, and work.)

But being an extrovert or an introvert isn’t about being shy or speaking out — it’s about how you gain energy and how you process life events and situations.

Being around others energizes extroverts, while introverts need quiet (and sometimes solitude) to recharge.

One of the reasons extroverts seem to talk so much is because we need to work things out verbally, while introverts ponder ideas in their head before they express an opinion.

All humans — both introverts and extroverts — are biologically, spiritually, cognitively, and physically wired to love, be loved, and belong. Each just takes a different approach to life and needs to be loved differently.

That doesn’t mean you have to dial down your enthusiasm for the world. Rather, learn skills to successfully navigate the world around you, which is full of people who manage their energy differently than you. This is particularly important in the dating scene.

But if you do decide to go after an introvert, here are the three things an extrovert needs to know about dating an introvert.

1. Put your energy into listening.

As extroverts, we tend to speak in order to think. We are also BIG-time interrupters. As another person talks to us, our responses are already bubbling to the surface, practically bypassing our brains. This frustrates others, especially introverts, and makes them feel silenced by us.

They gave time and attention to listen to your thoughts and feelings. When you interrupt or steam-roll over their less-dominant way of communicating, they feel their words are unimportant.

I know it feels as though you’re being tied down when you don’t speak at every impulse, but allowing others their turn and their say goes a long way in building trust and rapport. So, spend time creating a list of questions you might ask an introverted date to draw him out. Then, shut up and actually listen. This is how a thoughtful exchange begins.

2. Suggest low-key places for dates.

Extroverts feel energized by being around others. Going to a big party, nightclub, or popular restaurant makes you feel alive. However, these experiences drain introverts and they cannot wait to escape. It feels personal if he wants to end the night early when truthfully, he’s just drained from the noise and energy of all the people.

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Later in your relationship, it causes conflict when one of you wants to go out and the other wants to stay in.

Introverts need to observe new situations. On a date, that means you want them focused on observing YOU, not a loud environment. So, suggest familiar or lower-key spots for a date.

I know that a too-quiet environment feels boring to you, but it gives you BOTH an opportunity to get to know each other without being distracted by the outside world too much.

3. Slow down.

As an extrovert, you want to try new experiences and take it all in. You think fast, move quickly, and love the spotlight. Sometimes, you become impatient when you don’t excel at a new skill quickly or when others don’t keep up.

Introverts are often attracted to that unbridled sense of adventure that comes along with them, especially if they don’t have to do the planning. But, all of that enthusiasm quickly becomes overwhelming and exhausting to them.

This isn’t to say that you need to give up your enthusiasm for exploring the world, but by slowing down you learn the art of savoring. Step back and watch your introverted partner approach a problem with a (seemingly) laid-back resoluteness. You can learn patience by watching their tenacity and determination to learn new skills and experience adventures along with you.

By being more patient, you not only offer that gift to your partner, but you can become less judgmental and patient with yourself.

Being an extrovert isn’t a liability when it comes to love.

If you spend your time dating as something you’re not, you will never feel truly accepted and loved (outgoing warts and all). By being your glorious, extroverted self, you have the greatest opportunity for finding a relationship that feels collaborative, loving, and supportive — even one with an introvert.

Why? An extrovert naturally invites an introvert out of his or her shell to explore and experience the world around them.

On the flip side, an introverted partner is the understanding and supportive partner you need when the world feels too busy and overwhelming. He or she will be the first to suggest you put up your feet, have a glass of wine, and snuggle on the couch by the fire. And that’s not a bad way to spend a date night.

 

 

 

 

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Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

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Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Kaba styles is the way Ghanaians refer to African print blouses. The kaba style for blouses are mostly paired with long shaped skirts known in Ghana as slits.

Kaba styles have stood the test of trends in Ghanaian fashion. There is no trending blouse style which can’t be turned into a kaba style.

These styles are not meant to be sewn with African prints; it can also be sewn with Kente or lace.

In yet another thrilling episode of #Fashion101, you will be seeing gorgeous styles for kaba made from both African prints, Kente and lace that you can sew for yourself.

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These styles for kaba are currently trending and suitable for all occasions. Yes, all occasions!!

Have a look:

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

Ladies!!!! Here Are 2021 Kaba And Slit Styles You Would Love #Fashion101

 

 

 

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