100+ Best Personal Branding Quotes

100+ Most Awesome
Personal Branding Quotes Ever

This is the largest collection of Personal Branding Quotes on the planet.
If you’re anything like me, you need a little inspiration now and then. That’s what this list is for.
Inspiring insight from some of the most successful personal branders, entrepreneurs, creatives, marketers, makers and influencers in the world. Read them, share them and paste them where they will help you to follow your dreams. Use their message as the fuel for your road to recognition. Let me know if I’ve missed any memorable personal branding quotes by leaving a note in the comments below.

Gary-Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk of #AskGaryVee, Crush It & Vaynermedia

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.


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Chris Brogan of Owner Media, Trust Agents & The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth

Don’t settle: Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurantIf you’re not on the right path, get off it


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Marie Forleo of B-School, Marie TV & Rich Happy and Hot

Show up every single moment like you were meant to be there


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Jeff-Goins

Jeff Goins of The Art of Work

A lot of creative people push back on the idea that they need a brand. But the truth is you already have a brand you just need to do something with it.


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Scott Stratten of Unmarketing

Be so good they can’t ignore you – Scott Stratten


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Melinda Emmerson of Small Biz Lady & Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

No one is looking for a “me too” brand to follow  Make sure that you have a distinctive point of view. Think about what you want to be known for first.


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Mark Roberge of The Sales Acceleration Formula, Hubspot & Senior Lecturer at Harvard HBS

Personal branding is all about building rapport at scale And rapport is one of the most fundamental sales techniques. Whether you call it personal branding or charisma, It’s a very powerful tool that veteran salespeople naturally employ to close more deals with less effort.


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Marcus Sheridan of The Sales Lion

Want to build your brand? Focus on the group of folks that love you and let go of the rest


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Dave Kerpen of Likeable Social & Likeable Media

Wear orange shoes. Or at least something that makes you stand out in a unique waythat you can be consistent with


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Joe Pulizzi of Content Marketing Institute

Focus on a content niche where you can be the leading expert in the world on that particular topic


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Seth Godin of Permission Marketing & What To Do When Its Your Turn

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.


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John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing

Personal branding is the art of becoming knowable, likable and trustable


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Mitch Joel of Six Pixels of Separation & CTRL ALT Delete

Someone once brilliantly said: “ Be you, because others are already taken ” I’m not sure there is much more to say, when it comes to what makes a strong personal brand.


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Mark Schaefer of Businesses Grow

You have to have a brand to be relevant today, the world has changed. Anyone with a smart phone is now a journalist, you have computers writing articles, how are you and I going to stay relevant today how is anyone going to stay relevant today, it’s your brand.


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Kim-Garst

Kim Garst of Boom! Social

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


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Darren-Rowse

Darren Rowse of ProBlogger

Consistently investigate what gives other people energy. Be the fan that fuels it


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Austin-Kleon

Austin Kleon of Show Your Work & Steal Like an Artist

You don’t really find an audience for your work, they find you.


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Jill Rowley of Social Selling

If you suck offline, you’ll suck more online. #Don’tSuck


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John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire & Podcasters Paradise

If you try to resonate with everyone, you will resonate with no one


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Nathan Chan of Foundr Magazine

Produce cool stuff for your market every single day for a very long time As long as you do that, your personal brand will grow.


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Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity & Born For This

If plan “A” fails – remember you have 25 letters left


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Seth Price of Road to Recognition, Craft of Marketing & Placester

Everyone can benefit from a strong personal brand, No matter what you do you can take steps to make people recognize you when they think of your field.


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Chris-Smith

Chris Smith of Conversion Code, People Work & Curaytor

To build a personal brand online you must be purposeful, not passiveIf you build it, they won’t come. If you build it and promote it, they will.


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Mashable CTO and creator of the W3 Total Cache plugin, Frederick Townes.

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Frederick Townes of W3 Edge, Placester & Mashable

Personal branding is the single most effective way to make your mark. It’s a skill – practice


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Navid Moazzez of Virtual Summit Strategy

Building a profitable personal brand online is not a sprint or something that happens over night Allow it to evolve naturally over time and focus on providing massive value to your target audience.


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Mark Traphagen of Stone Temple & SEO ICON

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.


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Dorie Clark of Reinventing You & Stand Out

If you don’t share your ideas, no one will know if they’re any good


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Madison Hildebrand

Madison Hildebrand of Million Dollar Listing & Malibu Life

Your personal presentation and personal branding are extremely importantNo matter what price point you’re at.


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Isabel-Allende

Isabel Allende of Storytelling, Writing & Activism

You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not


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Jon-Acuff

Jon Acuff of Do Over, Start & Quitter

People are mistaken when they think chasing your dream is a selfish thing to doAs if perhaps being average is an act of humility


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Madonna of Singing, Songwriting, Dancing, Movies, and Business

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want


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Barry Feldman of The Road To Recognition, Feldman Creative & Seo For Short Attention Spans

Personal branding is largely marketing—and tends to be about your careerbut the effects of your efforts spill over into your every area of your life.


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Simon-Mainwaring

Simon Mainwaring of We First

The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability


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Tim-Oreilly

Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, Code for America & Maker Media

It may be hard to monitize fame, but it’s impossible to monitize obscurity


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Kevin Hart of Movies, Comedy, Writing & Producing

Knowing your self worth is extremely important people I own my brand, I make smart decisions for my brand, I protect my brand. Which is why I am able to brush ignorance off my shoulder and continue to move forward.


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Paula-Kerger

Paula Kerger of PBS the Public Broadcasting Service

You have to be willing, every once and a while, to jump, and it’s absolutely terrifying Our nature as humans is to not change. We get comfortable, and we don’t want to be pushed outside that comfort zone, whether it’s moving from a job that you know is not the right one or because it always feels so much easier to keep doing the same thing, even if it’s painful, rather than taking that leap.


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Diplo

Diplo of Diplo, Major Lazer, Mad Decent & Jack Ü

It’s about selling the personality more than it’s about selling the actual records that you’re making


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Dan-Schawbel

Dan Schawbel of Future Workplace, ME 2.0 & Forbes 30 Under 30

Your personal brand serves as your best protection against business factors you can’t control


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Danielle Murrell

Danielle Murrell of Rich Girl Business

You’re always in business. The business of being you So market yourself like the sale depends on it


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DavidAaker

David Aaker of Brand Relevance, Prophet & Haas School of Business

Branding adds spirit + soul to what would otherwise be a robotic, automated, price-value proposition


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Denise Lee Yohn of What Great Brands Do

Confidence is not a prerequisite to doing something; it’s the result. Feel the fear & do it anyway


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Greg Rosborough

Greg Rosborough of American Designer at Abasi Rosborough

When you’re starting a brand you have to be a product of your own experiencesyou can’t fake being something else


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Hugh-Laurie

Hugh Laurie of Acting, Music, Writing, Directing & Film

Every human being is the star of their own movie. We have to occupy the central roleof our own drama


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Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com & Bezos Expeditions

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


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Jeff-Bullas

Jeff Bullas of JeffBullas.com

On the social web your content defines you. So create the best content you canon and around your topic of focus is the place to start.


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Katie Lance of Get Social Smart & Katie Lance Consulting

When it comes to brand building – authenticity is everything. Be real and be human!


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Seth Price of Road to Recognition, Marketing Genius & Placester

Your brand is not a gimmick, it’s a way to telegraph value to the people that matter to you


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Asher Dunn of Studio Dunn & RISD

Being a designer is far more than addressing users, aesthetics, functionality, and marketplace Much of it is about selling you as a brand. You are a part of the product that the client or company is buying into.


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Steve Maraboli

Steve Maraboli of Life, Truth & Being Free

This is my life… my story… my book. I will no longer let anyone else write itnor will I apologize for the edits I make


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Tom-Morkes

Tom Morkes of Insurgent Publishing & The Art of Instigating

Brand building starts with one piece of great work at a time


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Dani Shapiro of Still Writing, Devotion & Slow Motion

Make no mistake. This is not your diary. You are not letting it all hang out. You are picking & choosing every single word


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Chris-Ducker

Chris Ducker of Youpreneur & Virtual Freedom

Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room – remember thatAnd more importantly, discover why!


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Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie of Giving Shoes & Founding TOMS

Giving doesn’t just feel good, it’s really, really good for business, and it’s good for your personal brand


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Ben Kinney

Ben Kinney of Real Estate, Active Rain, Brivity & Helping

We often overestimate what we can do in a short amount of timeand underestimate what we can achieve over a long period of time.


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JAY-Z

Jay Z of Grammy Awards, Selling 100 Million Records, Roc-A-Fella Records & Hip Hop

I’m not a businessman, I’m a business man.


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Brad Inman of Inman.com & Vook

Your integrity trumps your brand because that is your brand – Brad Inman


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Jill Rowley of Social Selling

Your network is your net worthand the people you associate with factor into the how people will perceive and receive you


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Dave-Buck

Dave Buck of Coachville

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 brandwhich you deliver.


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David Brier of DBD International & Rising Above the Noise

If you don’t give the market the story to talk about, they’ll define your brand’s story for you


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Jon-Stewart

Jon Stewart of The Jon Stewart Show, The Daily Show & Amazing Comedy

You need to figure out yourself and your voice, and just let it happen – Jon Stewart


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Erica-Nicole

Erica Nicole of #TheSmallbizFixer & YSF Magazine

There’s a good chance that if you’re not controlling your personal brand, someone else is


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Danny Sullivan of Marketing Land, Search Engine Land, Third Door Media & SMX

Your brand is a gateway to your true work


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Nathan Chan of FOUNDR MAGAZINE

A great brand has 4 critical elements, great product or service, great design, great ambassadors and a great story


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Jeff-Goins

Jeff Goins of THE ART OF WORK

It’s a subtle form of arrogance to believe your work can stand on its own without any help


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Andrew Davis of Brandscaping, Town INC & Monumental Shift

Building a personal brand isn’t a path – it’s a quest. It’s an adventure


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Chris Brogan of OWNER MEDIA, TRUST AGENTS & THE FREAKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH

If you can’t find your own center and love for yourself, nothing else works


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Tom Ferry of Tom Ferry Your Coach & Life By Design

Brand the real you. Be brutally, authentically, honestly you and you will win with the people that matterAttempt to Bullshit your brand to win over people and you will lose. Its that simple. Be you and you will find people that resonate with you. That’s how you win.


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Hal-elrod

Hal Elrod of The Miracle Morning

Don’t worry about trying to impress people; just focus on how you can add value to their lives


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John Michael Morgan of Brand Against the Machine

Everything you do is branding. Your brand is either working for you or against you, but it is always working


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Melinda Emmerson of Small Biz Lady & Become Your Own Boss In 12 Months

Be Bold, and Original. Tell ’em something that they don’t know


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Austin-Kleon

Austin Kleon of Show Your Work & Steal Like An Artist

It’s not enough to be good, in order to be found, you have to be findable


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Jill Rowley of Social Selling

You are responsible for the impression people have of you


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Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group

Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-inventionstriking 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.


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Denise Lee Yohn of What Great Brands Do

Your brand is what you do and how you do it


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Dr. Sarah David of Social Savvy Sarah

Personal Branding is all about your unique promise of value and what you bring to the table


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Barry Feldman of The Road to Recognition, Feldman Creative & SEO For Short Attention Spans

Think about it: anyone who’s been a part of any milestone in your career knows your name, period. It’s personal


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Mashable CTO and creator of the W3 Total Cache plugin, Frederick Townes.

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Frederick Townes of Placester, Mashable & W3Edge

Everyone has an unfair advantage, that is some unique value that they can offer others Start your journey leveraging and sharing your strengths and personal branding will start to happen naturally .


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Seth Godin of Permission Marketing & What To Do When Its Your Turn

People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic


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Marc-Jacobs

Marc Jacobs of American Fashion Design

Let’s do what we love and do a lot of it


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Kimberly Haydn of Kimberly Haydn Coaching

Branding is so much more than what people see. It’s about how you make people feel


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Jay Danzie of The POWER of the Middleman & Love Your Neighbor Network

Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark


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Hunter S. Thompson of American Literature, Journalism & Gonzo

Figure out what your talent is, what your desire is and figure out a goal right in the center of that


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