Casual Evening Debriefs by Ashley, Marketing Strategist

Creating a personal brand takes time, like a wave. Your brain, friendships, influences and enemies, experiences and hurts, loves and pursuits—wind-blown by your environment, gently move energy into the person you are today. A natural ebb and flow of the tide.

Yet, just like a storm’s wave built out at sea rocks the shore dissipating it over the sand dunes, so the life and person you spent years creating can vanish before your eyes—the culmination of small, inconceivably subtle changes to your ethical, principal or moral beliefs that result in a disturbance of vastly varying choices over time. It’s only then you realize somewhere along the way, you went rogue.

Moral of the story? 

The importance of mission, vision and purpose—of goals and objectives—pathways, guidelines, and tightropes. Most of all, of soundboards, solid friends and damn good mentors.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another—and what a privilege of a lifetime to become who you truly are.