7 ‘Smart’ Ways To Live Your Brand Every Day

It is early in the morning and my alarm goes off.  It’s a brand new day.  A day full of opportunities and possibilities in which I have the choice to either run my day or let the day run over me. I make the choice to live life to the fullest each day, consistently trying to bring a high level of integrity and inspiration to others around me. In other words, I live my ‘brand’.  So…. what is your brand?

Do you realize that you are a brand?  It doesn’t matter if you are in business for yourself or not. You are defined by who you are consistently every day. Have you ever thought about that? Who is it that you want to be? Are you living your brand?  Are you living the way you want to be?

In my life, it is my determination and internal motivation that gets me up in the morning to go for what I really want in life.  I have learned that a lot of what I have done to design a really happy and successful life has much to do with the consistent choices I have made in defining my personal brand.  Do you need to better live your personal brand? Here are 7 ‘smart’ ways to do that!

7 ‘Smart’ Ways to Live Your Brand Every Day Your Life. Own It. Create It. Really Live It.

  1. Write Down/ Take Action on Your Top 3 Priorities For The Day – Focus on activities that are going to best grow you personally or professionally.
  2. Learn and Grow By Reading Something Inspirational Each Day – In order to be your best in life, you must always be on the path of learning and growing. Inspiration is everywhere! Find it and be sure to get your daily dose of it!
  3. Surround Yourself With the Best People– Some say that you are the average of the 5 people that surround you. Take a look at who you surround yourself with. Are you good with it? Or, do you need to make adjustments?
  4. Be Sure You Are Walking The Talk – When defining who you are, don’t just talk, be sure to act on what you say consistently. People respect those that walk the talk!
  5. Do What is Right For Your Life – Defining a personal brand is all about authentic living. Do it right. Do what’s best for your life!
  6. Take Good Care of Yourself – If you want to be at your best every day, take care of yourself in a great way. It takes energy to take on the world! Design a lifestyle that is beneficial to performing at your best.
  7. Give Your Best and You’ll Receive the Best – For long term success and happiness, I believe that when you give the best of yourself it will come back to you ten times over. Be your best and you’ll get the best.

Developing and living out your brand is all about consistency! What is your brand? Have your defined who you are in life or is this a work in progress for you?  I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Cynthia Bazin is absolutely passionate about YOUR success and happiness. If you are ready and committed to change your life and take charge of your life, contact Cynthia today to start a conversation! Cynthia@smartchic.me / www.smartchic.me

Cynthia is also City Director for a national magazine ‘Today’s Innovative Woman’! Check out her city page today! todaysinnovativewoman.com/sacramento

2016-11-11T11:55:57-07:00By |Inspirational Articles|35 Comments


  1. Sheryl Brown August 6, 2014 at 5:41 am - Reply

    GREAT advice here, Cynthia. I have to say I am going through number six as I type this message. I had a lot of the other areas covered, but my health was not at its best. It really does affect the overall package you offer to others. I love that you wrote about this!!

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 6:02 am - Reply

      Thank you for your comments Sheryl! I agree that how you take care of yourself on the inside definitely has great affect on many other things in life. You are the BEST and have a great day!

  2. Deb Scott, BA, CPC (@GreenSkyDeb) August 6, 2014 at 5:58 am - Reply

    I love love love this post!!! I always learn so much from you Cynthia!! The practical tips you provide which I can provide immediately are brilliant!!
    Deb Scott

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 6:00 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Deb for your feedback! Your comments mean the world to me. I am so glad you enjoyed these practical tips! Have an amazing day!

  3. Jess Dewell August 6, 2014 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Great list! As I was reading this, I realized that it could be a routine, or a check list, or a feel-it-out each day approach. Each of these points helps each day, it doesn’t matter what order they occur in. Let the experience of each day open the door for each Live Your Branding Strategy for the day.

    Adding a #8: Gratitude. Living with gratitude, receiving it, and giving gratitude to yourself and others each day.

    Thank you for this list to live by Cynthia!

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 11:20 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Jess for your comments! And I totally love the gratitude addition! I always say that everything starts with gratitude, so it’s perfect!! I appreciate you!

  4. Tracy Cotton August 6, 2014 at 6:37 am - Reply

    #7 is my favorite – right now I’m reading “The Go-GIver” (following advice #2) and its all about how to achieve success through serving others above yourself. But personally I’m really working on #1 to help stay focused and #6 because I had been letting taking care of myself slide lately both physically and mentally. You can’t help others or be your best if you aren’t treating yourself well.

    I want to live my brand so that even the most casual observer knows what I’m all about!

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 11:19 am - Reply

      Great goals Tracy! You are doing a great job branding yourself, but we are always learning and growing! I am always here for you!

  5. LaRae Quy August 6, 2014 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Great bits of wisdom, Cynthia! You do an amazing job of pulling great information together and inspiring us with practical ways of implementing them into our day!

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Thanks so much LaRae for your comments. I appreciate the shout out. You are appreciated by me!

  6. Nora Whalen August 6, 2014 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Awesome list Cynthia! Number 3 especially resonates for me! When you surround yourself with cool people, you have the opportunity to create cool things!!

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Thank you Nora for your comments! Cool people definitely rock! And you my friend are top notch! Have an awesome day!

  7. Geoff Conn August 6, 2014 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Hi Cynthia,
    I really take heart to #7. Treating others well and intern they will do the same for you. Even if they don’t, you may just leave a lasting impression on them to give you an unexpected favor someday. Build strong relationships that include trust and respect.

    I also think “branding” is about showing professionalism in what you do. Try to leave an example for others to emulate your professionalism.

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for your comments Geoff. Very well said. I agree with you 100%. Thank you for your wisdom. You are very much appreciated!

  8. Terri B August 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Great post Cynthia! I admit I need to work on #6, sometimes with everything else going on that is pushed aside. But, I can’t fully be my best self without making my health a priority. Thanks for another amazing blog, always spot on!

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Terri for your feedback. The first thing to do is recognize what you need to improve on and you have done that. Life is always about learning and growing. I appreciate you very much my friend!

  9. Nicole August 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Great ‘Smart’ ways to live by. You are always very clear in giving your tips. Loved reading about how we are our brand even in life. I had never seen it that way but I do live in the ways that you have mentioned. As always, loved reading you and having your point of vue on things.

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you Nicole for your comments. Who we are every day really reflects who we are in business. Hopefully they align with one another because that is when life is truly authentic. I appreciate you very much!

  10. Sandra Griffin August 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Great post Cynthia, love your energy and the positive vibe you send through your messages.
    I couldn’t agree more. Working on # 6 and # 7 .. sometimes you forget to take care of yourself or feel discourage to keep going.
    Thank you for sharing !!

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your comments Sandra. You are truly appreciated and are always in my inner circle! I am grateful!

  11. Dayanna August 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Loved the advice Cynthia! And it holds true in every word. When we take control of the day and clearly define the priorities and expectations everything becomes easier and new paths and relationships flourished.

    It is amazing to see our lives unfold in the most positive way when we dare to truly become who we were meant to be. 🙂

    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      Dayanna, I love when you say “It is amazing to see our lives unfold in the most positive way when we dare to truly become who we were meant to be”. How true that is! Thank you for your comments. You are awesome!

  12. Alli Polin August 6, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Awesome list! The one that really resonates with me is “Do what’s right for your life.” Most people have strong intuition about what’s right but talk themselves out of it instead of giving themselves permission to honor what they know they need to do.


    • SmartChic August 6, 2014 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your comments Alli! Doing what’s right for our life really resonates with me too my friend!!!

  13. Aubrey welch August 7, 2014 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Such sensible and practical advice again. It’s important to keep to these values at all times.
    Stay smart and work smart. Certainly important to take great care of yourself too. If you don’t do it then no one else is going to do it for you!
    As always your ahead of the game.
    Thanks Cynthia.

    • SmartChic August 7, 2014 at 4:15 am - Reply

      How true this is Aubrey that if we don’t take care of ourselves, no one is going to do it for us. Thanks for your comments. It is greatly appreciated!!

  14. Marianne August 7, 2014 at 2:44 am - Reply

    I love this Cynthia! Every point is spot on. It is so important to embody your message every day. I know how important it is also, to focus on positive people in your life and no longer give your attention to people who drain you, for example. Wonderful wisdom! Thank you!

    • SmartChic August 7, 2014 at 4:17 am - Reply

      Thank you very much Marianne for your comments. You are fantastic and live your brand every day. Have a great day!

  15. stephanie August 7, 2014 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Great post Cynthia! You’re such always an inspiration. Doing what’s right for your life is my favorite. We get so caught up in doing what we THINK is right for others. Self-love for sure!!

  16. Giovanni Gaudelli August 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Awesome tips, Cynthia! I’m out on a mission to help people find their own authentic internal “musica”, so “Do What is Right For Your Life” really strikes a cord. I feel it’s important for me to choose thoughts and actions that are in tune with my own internal “musica”. Thank you for shining your light!

  17. Tony Adams August 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Brilliant post, Cynthia! I love it.

    You touch on two things that are just so important and worth shouting from the rooftops.

    1. We all have a personal brand, whether we know it or not. Our personal brand is, professionally speaking, our most important asset. Our brand develops as we present ourselves to people – it takes shape as we speak with people, as we share ideas…every time we open our mouths, we are reinforcing our brand. The challenge is to make sure we consciously control how we present ourselves, so that we own our brand.

    2. Our brand is so much more than just a facebook page or a Twitter feed. It’s reinforced in the way we speak to others, the way we share ideas, the way we present ourselves to the workld.

    I love you post because it talks to all that. YOU live your brand every day. You consciously reinforce and refresh it in everything you say and do. I love that.

    Well done, Rockstar!

  18. Linda Mastroianni August 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I love this post Cynthia! We are a brand and many of us don’t think of it that way. I love that you wrote about this and every step is spot on! You are such a great inspiration and you motivate me to be a better person every day! Thank you my friend!

  19. Debbie August 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Great list Cynthia! #2 & 7 really stand out for me on the list. One of the best ways to turn around a day that has gone astray is to come across something inspirational to read and realize that we’re all human and learning as we go. And everything starts from taking care of ourselves, it is so important and most often neglected. But the truth is, we can’t give what we don’t have. So it’s important to refill the personal and creative well in order to be able to be consistently productive without burnout.

  20. Jandis Price August 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Another Great Post from my fav SmartChic! Good Action Steps for Living Your Brand Daily! Interesting, that we are the average of 5 people that surround us? Thank you for always aspiring to inspire others <3 Grateful for our connection.

    Thank you,

    • SmartChic August 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Jandis! Thanks so much for the shout out and your comment. I appreciate our connection as well!!

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