Last Updated Nov. 30, 2016

50 Amazing Personal Branding Quotes You Need To Know

BY Navid Moazzez

Here is a list of 50 amazing ‘Personal Branding Quotes' you need to know.

We all need some daily inspiration , and what is better than looking at collection of inspiring personal branding quotes that will help you take your brand to the next level.

Look at them, print and put them on your wall, whatever you do, let them sink in so you can live your message and most importantly be yourself to stand out online and build your profitable personal brand online.

If you have any personal branding quotes you would like to add, please leave it in the comments section of this post.

Without further ado, here's all the amazing personal branding quotes!

Personal Branding Quotes

Building a profitable personal brand online is not a sprint, and something that happens over night. Don't aim for perfection early on. Instead allow your brand to evolve naturally over time and focus on providing massive value and over deliver to your target audience. Then you will get more clear over your message and brand as well. Always remember that!

– Navid Moazzez (Yes, moi!)

 

All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You. 

– Tom Peters in Fast Company

 

Personal branding is about managing your name — even if you don’t own a business — in a world of misinformation, disinformation, and semi-permanent Google records. Going on a date? Chances are that your “blind” date has Googled your name. Going to a job interview? Ditto.

– Tim Ferriss

 

A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer's decision to choose one product or service over another.

Seth Godin

 

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.

Jeff Bezos

 

Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful.”

– Sir Richard Branson

 

Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room – remember that. And more importantly, let’s discover why! Click to tweet!

Chris Ducker

 

It’s important to build a personal brand because it’s the only thing you’re going to have.Your reputation online, and in the new business world is pretty much the game, so you’ve got to be a good person. You can’t hide anything, and more importantly, you’ve got to be out there at some level.

– Gary Vaynerchuk

 

If you can't find your own center and love for yourself, nothing else works. Click to tweet!

Chris Brogan

 

The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability. Click to tweet!

Simon Mainwaring

 

The most important thing to remember is you must know your audience. Click to tweet!

Lewis Howes

 

At the center of your being you have the answer: you know who you are and you know what you want. Click to tweet!

Lao Tzu

 

Your personal brand is a promise to your clients… a promise of quality, consistency, competency, and reliability. 

Jason Hartman

 

If I lost control of the business I’d lose myself–or at least the ability to be myself. Owning myself is a way to be myself.

-Oprah Winfrey

 

Truth is a point of view, but authenticity can't be faked. Click to tweet!

Peter Gruber

 

Even individuals need to develop a brand for themselves …. Whatever your area of expertise, you can take steps to make people think of YOU when they think of your field.

– Accelepoint Webzine

 

To find yourself, think for yourself. Click to tweet!

Socrates

 

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Dr. Suess

 

Your brand is a gateway to your true work. You know you are here to do something – to create something or help others in some way. The question is, how can you set up your life and work so that you can do it? The answer lies in your brand. When you create a compelling brand you attract people who want the promise of your brand – which you deliver.

– Dave Buck

 

Your personal brand is what differentiates you from others. Click to tweet!

– unknown

 

If you’re not branding yourself, you can be sure others do it for you. Click to tweet!

– unknown

 

In a world where you can be anything, be yourself. Click to tweet!

– Etta Turner

 

A brand's strength is built upon its determination to promote its own distinctive values and mission. Click to tweet!

– Professor Jean-Noel Kapferer, (Re)Inventing the Brand (2001)

 

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Click to tweet!

George Bernhard Shaw

 

A great brand is a story that’s never completely told. A brand is a metaphorical story that connects with something very deep – a fundamental appreciation of mythology. Stories create the emotional context people need to locate themselves in a larger experience.

– Scott Bedbury – Nike, Starbucks

 

Start by knowing what you want and who you are, build credibility around it and deliver it online in a compelling way.

Krista Neher 

 

Branding gives you an exceptionally effective way to broadcast who you are to your target market quickly and efficiently.

– MultiChannel News

 

Focus on identifying your target audience, communicating an authentic message that they want and need and project yourself as an “expert” within your niche.

Kim Garst

 

If you don't give the market the story to talk about, they'll define your brand's story for you. Click to tweet!

David Brier

 

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Click to tweet!

– Malcolm Forbes,

 

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. Click to tweet!

Marey Sarton

 

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken. Click to tweet!

– Oscar Wilde

 

If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you, they'll do business with you. Click to tweet!

Zig Ziglar

 

Don't be scared to present the real you to the world, authenticity is at the heart of success. Click to tweet!

– unknown

 

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own. Click to tweet!

Bruce Lee

 

Your personal brand serves as your best protection against business factors you can't control. Click to tweet!

Dan Schawbel

 

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. Click to tweet!

Walt Disney

 

Be so good they can't ignore you. Click to tweet!

Steve Martin

 

If you're your authentic self, you have no competition. Click to tweet!

Scott Stratten

 

Branding adds spirit and a soul to what would otherwise be a robotic, automated, generic price-value proposition. If branding is ultimately about the creation of human meaning, it follows logically that it is the humans who must ultimately provide it.

David Aaker 

 

Personal Branding is about building authority that gets people to pay attention to your message and want to share it and recommend it to others.

– Mark Traphagen

 

Personal Branding is all about your unique promise of value and what you bring to the table. It's (also) about getting your potential clients to choose you as the only solution to their problem.

Dr. Sarah David

 

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Click to tweet!

Ayn Rand

 

Live authentically. Why would you continue to compromise something that's beautiful to create something that is fake.

Steve Maraboli

 

If plan “A” fails – remember you have 25 letters left. Click to tweet!

Chris Guillebeau

 

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. Click to tweet!

Albert Einstein

 

The most exhausting thing you can be is inauthentic. Click to tweet!

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free. Click to tweet!

Eckhart Tolle

 

What makes you unique, makes you successful. Click to tweet!

William Arruda

 

You too are a brand. Whether you know it or not. Whether you like it or not. Click to tweet!

– Marc Eckō

Now It's Your Turn!

Which of the personal branding quotes listed in this post resonate the most with you?

What are your favorite personal branding quotes? Maybe I missed some you can add below in the comments section!

Also please share this post with a friend who you think may find this useful and inspiring, thanks!

Until next time….go out there and focus on building your personal brand online!

Navid

Author: Navid Moazzez
The Huffington Post says Navid Moazzez is the world's leading expert on producing profitable virtual summits. His students have generated 100,000's of email subscribers and millions of dollars in sales in the past 12 months alone. Navid's mission is to show you what is REALLY working to start and grow your profitable online business, wherever you’re starting.
  • Alfredo

    Cool!

    Stuff like this motivates a lot! 😀

    • Thanks Alfredo, glad you liked this post and collection of personal branding quotes 🙂

  • Mia

    I love your quote, Navid: so promising and soothing! Just keep working and amazing things will happen!
    I also like this one:
    WHEN PEOPLE USE YOUR BRAND NAME AS A VERB, THAT IS REMARKABLE. //Meg Whitman
    Just think about it:
    When I started “NAVIDING” I just did it for fun!
    or
    Last year I “NAVIDED” a lot and you can see the results now!
    😉

    • Awesome quotes Mia! And thanks for using my name as a verb, that’s truly amazing haha 😉

  • Awesome list Navid. I think I’ve mentioned it before and it’s not really about branding (sorry) but I can always find inspiration in this quote from Steve Jobs

    “… Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

    Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

    • Thanks Rasmus, I really appreciate it!

      Your new site will look kick ass, so people will start asking you about it after the designer is done 😉

      Love this quote by Steve Jobs, a great one that we should always keep in mind!

  • Love the Einstein quote, had not heard that one before. My favorite and my motto is George Bernard Shaw. “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about CREATING yourself”. 🙂

    • Awesome Kathy, glad you liked the list! I love the motto by George Bernard Shaw as well, SO TRUE 🙂

  • Oooh, you threw in some surprises, love this list!

  • Sara

    What a great list! I immediately thought this would be great for teenagers – to help save them those years of trying to be what everyone else thinks they should be, then years after that of trying to figure out who they really are. I have a 16 year old son, and try above all else try to make sure he knows who he is.

    • Thanks a lot Sara, glad you found the list useful!

      That’s awesome, it’s so important to know who you are, your true values and so on. Just be yourself 🙂

  • I LOVE quotes and this is a great list. Includes both some of my favourites and a few I’d never come across before. What about this quote from Shakespeare “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”
    Really enjoyed the post. Thanks.

    • Thanks Christine, I really appreciate it!

      This quote by Shakespeare is awesome, thanks for sharing it here 🙂

  • I like the quote from Oscar Wilde “Be yourself… Everyone else is already taken”

    • The quote from Oscar Wilde is also one of my all time favorites, a true classic!

      Thanks for stopping by Anthony, hope all is well 🙂

  • I love that you don’t just have “business” people on here, but even quote Lao Tsu, Socrates and other philosophers. Some great motivation here to really focus some energy on having an effective brand. Thanks!

    • Thanks Justin, glad you enjoyed this list and found some great motivation 🙂

  • Love this list! I will for sure include a link to it in my group coaching personal branding module. A++! And…although I’m simply mad about Chris Ducker…that “when you’re not in the room” bit was actually first said by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. 🙂

    • Thanks Amber, I really appreciate that!

      And yes, I know that this is originally a Jeff Bezos quote actually, I just wanted to show our good friend Chris D some love on this list too haha 😉

  • These are some amazing quotes, I can’t pick any. They will definitely help to define what branding means to us (to me and to my new blog).

    I do know a few of these, like the quote by Ayn Rand (if I were forced to pick one…I would probably go for it).

    Thank you for sharing this, Navid 🙂

    • Thanks Jeevan! It’s hard enough to just pick the 50 quotes I would include in this post 😉

      The Ayn Rand quote is a favorite of mine too, so many good quotes, hard to choose just one!

      Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  • Hey Navid,
    you compiled a great list of quotes here!

    My favorite is the one by Zig Ziglar, because it perfectly describes how business works nowadays and will work in the future.

    Keep it up my friend!

  • Wow! All that wisdom in 1 place! Thanks Navid!

  • Navid,
    Wow, so much great info and quotable quotes in this post! Tweeted and taken to heart!

  • Some fantastic branding quotes here. My favorite is not on your list.

    “Products are made in a factory, but brands are created in the mind.”
    -Walter Landor

    Every part of a brand is design. Either you can design your own or others will (in their minds) do it for you. Your image is less about what you feel and more about how your audience feels. If a brand doesn’t make people feel, you don’t have one.

  • The Chris Ducker quote is actually a quote by Jeff Bezos of Amazon. (minus the word “personal”). No dis to Chris, he is a friend of mine. But, Jeff said it.