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Brand Storytelling-My Global Niche Revelation

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Click here to add this blog to your feed (subscribe to Blog) My Global Niche Revelation (Originally posted at Global Niche) I had a revelation in the GlobalNiche program.

For two years I’ve been growing a ‘You’ centered business in a part of the world where people usually do not draw attention to themselves and certainly not with personal details in a professional setting. You can imagine how my work as a personal branding consultant might face a deeply-rooted cultural contradiction. It’s a new field in India. As one of India’s pioneers in personal branding, I speak at many events and am featured in the nation’s press. When I talk of the necessity for personal growth to be successful on social media, my audience often gives me a puzzled look. Social media itself is a new phenomenon in India (from a professional and branding perspective) and relating it with personal development, spirituality and wisdom surprises people. For me, life is but a journey to enlarge, excel and evolve. That i…

Passion at the Workplace-Hug and Nudge

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Sometimes a warm hug is the answer to our question and sometimes a gentle nudge is the answer.

'Hug and Nudge' is a fortnightly column with two different perspectives from two different continents and cultures on the same question in personal development area viz. 

Jennifer Sertl (based in New York, USA) and
Dr Amit Nagpal (based in New Delhi, India).

Question- "Passion is generally missing in the corporate world. What can leaders do to ensure employees love what they do and do what they love.”


A great question by Nitin Uppal, Asst. Manager-Marketing, Mahindra Comviva

Jennifer Sertl's Answer
Before I founded Agility 3R, I worked for two large corporations - one in telecommunications and the other in healthcare. I have been in systems where root-cause and corollary have many, many layers. I have been in systems where goals and objectives between teams were in direct conflict and competing for the same resources. I h…

Labyrinths as Tools for Transformation

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Two Perspectives on Personal Transformation
Two Perspectives’ is a bi-monthly column with two different perspectives from two different continents, genders and cultures on the same topic viz.
Dr Janet Smith Warfield (based in Florida, USA) and 
Dr Amit Nagpal (based in New Delhi, India).

Dr Janet Smith Warfield's Perspective, USA

Labyrinth at Institute of Noetic Sciences Petaluma, CA
            Labyrinths appear throughout history, beginning as early as 2500 B.C. in Goa, India. Later, they emerged in Greece, Egypt, Italy, France, and Native American cultures. The word labyrinth is derived from the Lydian word labrys, meaning double-edged axe.
            The significance of labyrinths differs from culture to culture. Grecian labyrinths were believed to house the minotaur, a mythical creature that was half man and half bull. Other cultures associated the labyrinth with death and a triumphant return. Today, labyrinths serve as a form of modern pilgrimage for those with no ability to travel…

7 Reasons Why Genuinely Spiritual People Are Rocking Social Media

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Sometime back I discussed about how I regained creativity with meditation and how 3 life lessons contributed to my social media success. The creation of my social media mega success formula in fact directly relates with mindfulness and soulfulness.
Social Media Mega Success =  Mindful Content + Soulful Engagement + Heartfelt Collaboration 



1) Social Media is a Glasshouse
Being a transparent glasshouse success on social media requires lot of wisdom in posting, commenting and even sharing. Each activity contributes to the reputation of the user and can thus enhance or reduce the credibility. So tap your inner wisdom to be a social media rockstar.
2) Social media mega success requires love for people

Mega success on social media requires genuine love for people and patience. The negative comments especially need to be handled with patience. When you genuinely love people, you are able to address to the divine in them. (If so…

What’s your Google Quotient or GQ?

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As Reach’s OnlineIDCalculator website says “Today, if you don't show up in Google, you don't exist. Whether you are applying for a new job, being considered for a board position or trying to get a date, you can count on being Googled. So knowing what Google says about you and proactively managing your personal brand online is critical to success.”
The Google Quotient calculation involves counting both the total number of hits you get on the first three pages of results that are about you and the number of hits related to the value proposition or “brand identity” you want to create for yourself.


How to Measure & Improve Your Google Quotient? Quality of results It is important that the results are related to the skills and value proposition you want to be known for. Besides the popularity of your Blog/Website, the quality of your GQ depends upon the quality of websites you write / guest blog for. The quality of results also means that the results are about you and not someone els…

The Power of Storytelling-Ebook

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And One Fine Day-The Power of Storytelling
I decided to conduct a Story Blogathon in May 2013 to demonstrate the power of storytelling in general and storytelling for personal branding in particular. The stories received were highly inspiring, shared the hearts of the contributors and I felt the need to compile them into an e-book.
20 entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from across the world, share their stories of struggles and victories, how they learnt an important lesson of life or how they used social media and personal branding for business/career growth. 
The Power of Storytelling Recently I was asked to introduce myself at an event and I told, “As a child I was fond of storytelling and as a student, I was passionate about branding. And one fine day, I realised that storytelling is the most powerful branding tool, be it people, products or companies.” OMG, even while introducing myself, I was telling a story. Stories were pro…