Monday, 30 October 2017
MODA MOMENT | WILL THE WORLD KNOW YOU WERE EVER HERE?
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START YOUR LEGACY TODAY. CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE.

You don’t achieve big things by accident. You want to be great? The best you were created to be? You must decide to be your best. You need to know what you don’t know. Ignorance is not bliss.

You must check-in to ensure you are doing the right things to share who you are. I work with individual clients each week who are brilliant – as well as underpaid, not being promoted, not being seen or heard, don’t know their gifts, are lacking self-confidence, have no true vision for life and lack real friendships/relationships. WHY? Some are making small mistakes repeatedly and cracking their brands every day. Others are making large mistakes often enough to cause others to doubt.

We are working with two people poised to be the next CEO’s in their corporations…both are disliked by the board. Not because of knowledge, but because they are lacking the ability to listen, have little empathy and are rude with their words, non-verbal actions and most communication. Imagine when they tell us they are likeable. Our answer – ‘No, you’re not, but we are here to help.’ Painful moments create the greatest change.

Who in your life is doing check-ins with you to ensure you are growing to be your best? There is a person in charge of a non-profit that continues to think they are liked by everyone and incredibly kind…they are not inclusive, old-school, haughty, believes they are better than everyone and by actions alone show the world they only care about those in their circle – and that is just the feedback from the staff. Imagine, you think you have one personal brand and yet, your brand is owned by everyone but you. When is the last time you checked?

We are who we choose to be. Don’t give into mediocrity. Don’t throw in the towel. You don’t get in life what you want, you get what you fight for. You must want to be your best self or you will fail. Fail to live your purpose. There are things you can do right now to improve, to know the steps you need to take to keep moving forward. No more excuses.

Are you your best self? Are you reading? Are you learning? Are you listening? Or are you clicking send/receive waiting for people to find you, your business and help you build your life. That is never going to happen.

What is your brand telling people about who you are?

A few rules I live by.
1. Develop your skillset. Emotional intelligence, self-awareness, networking skills, communication training, image, leadership coaching – you can’t share your gifts if nobody is listening because of mistakes you are or are not aware of.
2. Don’t listen to the haters. If I had listened to the doubters or the naysayers – especially when I was going through tough trials – I would not be where I am today. I know my why. My purpose. And I fought for it. Do you?

You might be thinking, I’m good…or, I make good money. Good becomes bad when it keeps you from being great. Good enough is boring. You were created with a purpose! LIVE IT and ask yourself, could you be doing better?

ASK:
1. Do you know your why?
2. Do you know your purpose?
3. What is your vision?

Your dream is only a dream until you have a plan. If you want to be the best, you must be obsessed with it. All high performers are obsessed with their topic – what they do best – and they are the expert in what they do. Getting better isn’t a hack or a trick – it is a campaign. A campaign of discipline, hard work and vision – every single day. People check their Twitter account or check Facebook and it has nothing to do with getting better or even making money. So much time wasted. Work on your brand. Get a coach.

You must know your WHY. Be crazy about your life vision. Be in control of your personal brand. What are you doing to improve? Do you know what people really think?

Stuck? There is a reason. Let’s find out.


MODA Image and Brand Consulting is the premier company in the US providing leadership training, brand consulting, personal brand coaching, employee brand training and image and fashion integration into your professional, professional and company brand. We serve Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, personal service firms, executives, universities and associations across the United States. We do this through training sessions, seminars, keynotes, events and one-on-one brand coaching services.

Contact us today for more information on Personal Brand and Leadership Coaching, Fashion/Image Consulting,
Corporate Seminars, Workshops, Keynotes and Brand Guides.


Email info@modaimageconsulting.com or call 615.656.4279 for more information about individual or corporate services.

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Posted on 10/30/2017 10:21 AM by Mila Grigg | CEO
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
MODA MOMENT | SICK AND TIRED OF BS LEADERSHIP
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Leadership. What is it all about? It is as though we have become so politically correct that we can't really share the truth anymore when it comes to corporate leadership or corporate leaders. Terms like accountability, performance, integrity, truth and transparency are often used but rarely displayed.  Today, if someone makes a makes a lot of money, we will say they are great leaders. Is that really true?

In and out of companies doing brand and leadership training, I often hear from people that they think they are great leaders, or are at the Gates, Buffet and Churchill level. I often want to say, you’re 24, and you are no Churchill – but I just smile and think to myself, we have a lot of work to do. Or I see a leader say one thing and do another - zero integrity. Leaders ask tough questions…to themselves. Let’s start here.

Does a bloated salary make someone a good leader? I see this as well – I make “X” amount of money, I must be a great leader. Nope. What about those who lead our kids every day, teachers who dedicate their lives to making our children grow as human beings? What about the person who cleans the floors with excellence and provides a positive example for other staff members to follow? What about the youth sports coach that demands our children to compete and develop their personal skills to their highest potential?  Are these individual’s good leaders? It’s not about the money.

In the end, great leaders are built from the inside out. Leadership is so much more than a great press release or a promising P&L.


  • Leaders take responsibility for their company’s performance, they care about their employees, they live the qualities they share and express publicly.
  • Great leaders don't fool us, they inspire us.
  • They don't control us, they give us the tools to grow personally and professionally.
  • Great leaders build others to replace them and they say I am sorry when they are wrong.
  • Great leaders value life, and they live to serve others versus be served.

If all you sell is profits at any cost, if you shade the truth to make yourself or your company look better, if you live for yourself more than you do others, than you need some brand leadership training. I have a long way to go, a lot to learn, but I can say without a doubt, if you think you know it all, if you don't value life, if you don't care about your people and if you have no integrity, then you are not a good leader. I don't care what the press, the paper or the world may scream at you. 

Ask yourself, are you a leader? Really? If so, then what type? Did you read a book in college or take a class and think you have it figured out?

Ask…
What do you believe, where do you base your faith? Can you define truth? Can you hear criticism and change? Do you think you are done developing your skills? Do you know what your Personal Brand is? Do you care? Have you ASKED people lately for feedback? Are you developing other leaders? Do people follow you because they must? Are you simply a positional leader? Do you like the people you work with? Do you like people? Do you dislike people you haven’t ever met? Who are you leading? Where are you leading them to? Do you know your why? Why you get up in the morning? Why should people care? What is your vision statement? What is your company vision statement? What is your company brand? No idea? You are not a leader.

You really need to know all the answers to these questions and more. Go ahead, ask yourself, ask others. What makes me a great leader? Be willing to get an F, in order to get an A.


MODA Image and Brand Consulting is the premier company in the US providing leadership training, brand consulting, personal brand coaching, employee brand training and image and fashion integration into your professional, professional and company brand. We serve Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, personal service firms, executives, universities and associations across the United States. We do this through training sessions, seminars, keynotes, events and one-on-one brand coaching services.

Contact us today for more information on Personal Brand and Leadership Coaching, Fashion/Image Consulting,
Corporate Seminars, Workshops, Keynotes and Brand Guides.


Email info@modaimageconsulting.com or call 615.656.4279 for more information about individual or corporate services.

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Posted on 10/18/2017 1:52 PM by Mila Grigg | CEO
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