Bucket List Personal Branding Strategy!

Running the NYC Marathon is on my Bucket List

To be honest, I have not seen the film The Bucket List.

But I trust you know what I mean by a “bucket list…” Things/experiences you want to accomplish in your life before you kick the bucket… There is even a Squidoo page on the subject…

I’ve read countless posts and articles about the power and motivational spirit generated by creating your very own “bucket list.”

So, I decided to not only write out my own “bucket list,” but also to make it public!

Knowing my bucket list may interest you… Or it may not…

But in thinking more on this subject, and going through a list of a dozen or so of my closest friends, I would actually LOVE to know what their bucket list would look like…

1. This enables me to really get to know someone I care about…

2. Perhaps, just perhaps, I can help them achieve one of their dreams…

3. The kind of person who would publish this list publicly? Is a kind of person I want to know!

4. I know they have courage. And perhaps, a little pizzaz…

5. If a sales prospect I am interacting with made present their bucket list? Wow! That gives me some cool insights on ways to further develop a relationship with them, and perhaps build up more trust to do some business…

6. What a cool way to add some color and texture to your personal brand! Knowing your dreams and goals can really impact the shape and context with which someone views you and your personal brand…

I’d encourage you to write about – publicly – your dreams, aspirations, goals, and your bucket list. This makes you more human, approachable, knowable, and trustworthy. Even if you don’t make it public, you are a fool to NOT commit your dreams to paper. Writing them down makes them real. And, quite frankly, more attainable…

So what do you think? Are “bucket lists” things people should publish on their online presence? Does it strengthen their person brand? What do you think?

Live Intrepid!

[photo my martineric from flickr]