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70 Inspirational Personal Branding Quotes You’ll Love

Things in life that are worth doing well, are worth doing right.

Every person who starts their own business wants a strong personal brand.


Because a strong brand is a profitable personal brand.

And when you’re able to generate an insane amount of profit from your business, you’ll be able to make a positive impact on others and fulfill all your wildest dreams in your personal life.

We’ve rounded up some amazing quotes from entrepreneurs and influencers who have achieved success in their business.

These great leaders live the power of a compelling brand.

From timeless words on how to build an unforgettable brand presence with unique content, to inspiring insight into how success begins within yourself – these quotes will spark creativity in your self-reflection and brainstorming sessions.

Whether you’re looking to light a fire in your soul or just something lighthearted but thought-provoking to brighten up your day, I hope these inspirational personal branding quotes elevates your brand, and mind, to the next level.

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Inspirational Personal Branding Quotes You’ll Love

“If no one hates it, no one really loves it.” – Jessica Walsh

“The key to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity, and accountability.” – Simon Mainwaring

“Your personal brand is a promise to your clients…a promise of quality, consistency, competency, and reliability.” – Jason Hartman

“A brand is a person’s gut feeling about a product, service, or organization.” – Marty Neumeier

“Personal branding begins the moment you discover yourself.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Whether you believe in personal branding or not, once you are hooked on social media, your brand is being formed.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Your personal brand is your promise of value to the world, and your commitment to deliver distinctively with every skill developed and talents you have been gifted with.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Purpose discovery is the first pillar for building a successful personal brand.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

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Definition of Personal Branding

“You have to understand your own personal DNA. Don’t do things because I do them or Steve Jobs or Mark Cuban tried it. You need to know your personal brand and stay true to it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” – Jeff Bezos

“Personal branding is not about you. It’s about putting your stamp on the value you deliver to others.” – William Arruda

“Mass advertising can help build brands, but authenticity is what makes them last. If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand.” – Howard Schultz

“A great sports car that goes from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds is just a fact. To the wrong audience, it’s irrelevant. But to the right audience, it’s a passion.” – David Brier

“Cookie cutters are for baking, not branding.” – David Brier

“Bring the best of your authentic self to every opportunity.” – John Jantsch

Your personal brand is what other people say about you when you leave the room. It’s your professional reputation.” – Dorie Clark

“You have to live out your brand in every day life.” – Dorie Clark

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Importance and Benefits of Personal Branding

“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

“Branding is the art of aligning what you want people to think about your company with what people actually do think about your company. And vice-versa.” – Jay Baer

“Everyone has a personal brand – by design or by default.” – Lida Citroën

“If you don’t give the market the story to talk about, they’ll define your brand’s story for you.” – David Brier

“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

“All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are the 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

“Your brand makes your customers trust you before you deserve the trust.” – Barbara Corcoran

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Building and Managing A Personal Brand

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

“If you show up regularly with generosity, everything else is gonna take care of itself.” – Seth Godin

“Making promises and keeping them is a great way to build a brand.” – Seth Godin

“A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stores and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another.” – Seth Godin

“Every interaction, in any form, is branding.” – Seth Godin

“Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.” – Seth Godin

“The most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart.” – Howard Schultz

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” – Steve Jobs

“Social media isn’t a brand strategy. Social media is a channel. While it’s important for a brand to develop something to say, it’s more important to create something that will be heard.” – David Brier

“Having a me-too brand is a death sentence.” – David Brier

“Your personal brand serves as your best protection against business factors you can’t control.” – Dan Schawbel

“In order to succeed in the new world of work you MUST become the commander of your career.” – Dan Schawbel

“Passion is personal branding fuel.” – Dan Schawbel

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Trust and Reputation in Personal Branding

“If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar

“Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.” – Zig Ziglar

“Your brand is not what you sell.” – John Iwata

“If you are not a brand, you are a commodity.” – Philip Kotler

“Instead of overly seeking to get more ‘likes’ and ‘followers’ on social media seek to build trust and lasting relationships.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Demand for your business is driven by the quality of your reputation. Live and breathe your values to maintain control of your brand reputation.” – Stacey Kehoe

“Your personal brand is the experience you’re creating for your audience. Think of it as the beating heart of your business.” – Michelle Knight

“You won’t succeed in marketing a poor personal brand.” – Dan Schawbel

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Perception and Identity in Personal Branding

“Your brand or your name is simply your reputation, you have to fight in life to protect that as it means everything. Nothing is more important.” – Sir Richard Branson

“Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.” – Elon Musk

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

“Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business.” – Warren Buffett

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

“For better or for worse, our company is a reflection of my thinking, my character, my values.” – Rupert Murdoch

“Your personal brand is your unique promise of value to the world.” – Kirsten Dixson

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Personal Branding As A Strategic Investment

“Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business.” – Steve Forbes

“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

“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

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that is unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Let excellence be your brand…When you are excellent, you become unforgettable. Doing the right thing, even when nobody knows you’re doing the right thing will always bring the right thing to you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Conscious leadership demands commitment. Without commitment, leaders become chaotic.” – Gift Gugu Mona

“If you feel driven and compelled to make your work and to be fiercely original and have something unique to say, in a compelling way, then chances are the helpers will be there for you the doors will open some, the ice will crack.” – David Knopfler

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Branding and Communication Strategies

“Brand is the sum total of how someone perceived a particular organization. Branding is about shaping that perception.” – Ashley Friedlein

“Your brand is a story unfolding across all customer touch points.” – Jonah Sachs

“You too are a brand. Whether you know it or not. Whether you like it or not.” – Marc Ecko

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“A product is something made in a factory; a brand is something that is bought by the customer. A product can be copied by a competitor: a brand is unique. A product can be quickly outdated; a successful brand is timeless.” – Stephen King

“Design is the silent ambassador of your brand.” – Paul Rand

“A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is.” – Scott Cook

“Your brand is your public identity, what you’re trusted for. And for your brand to endure, it has to be tested, redefined, managed, and expanded as markets evolve. Brands either learn or disappear.” – Lisa Gansky

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

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Being your own person, with your own style and a strong promise of your brand behind you, is extremely empowering.

A great brand can not only set you apart from all the noise out there but will also attract your target audience to engage in the amazing work that you’re doing.

Just remember, things worth doing are worth doing well; take pride in your work and don’t give up!

A successful business knows that hard work, public trust, and a good reputation are vital components that fuel your personal branding.

The best possible business knows dedication, resilience, and brand loyalty might take years to develop.

However, by staying consistent and true to yourself, you can create an authentic personal brand that will help you stand out from the rest of your competition.

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