Aaron Draplin Podcast Follow-Up: Personal Branding & Authenticity

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What are the risks with being so transparent, vulnerable and authentic in the digital age? How has having a personal brand hurt or help your design career? Questions we didn't ask Aaron Draplin, but wish we had.Join Chris and Futur Team as they discuss their thoughts and feelings on Aaron Draplin's podcast "Making It In the Little Leagues."--04:22 Aaron Draplin Podcast: Recap05:57 Q: How safe is it to be authentic when you first started out?08:33 Q: How do you think that your worldview and Aaron's worldview differ?13:05 Creative people are sometimes afraid to share their lives16:43 Authenticity for me is just embracing who you are, and sharing it.17:15 Counterpoint: Should you package the facts to tell your story well?19:43 Aaron's Story: How close should your persona align with your life?29:48 If you want to be more valuable, tell your story.30:00 The art of communication: Changing your delivery influences the listeners' perceptive.35:30 Q: Do you agree with making it in the little leagues philosophy?38:08 Q: If you censor yourself, is that considered being authentic?39:19 Q: When you say "tear someone apart" what does that mean?42:25 Chris's take on the "Making it in the little leagues" philosophy46:30 Q: Aaron does work for big brands and makes a lot of money, but also does work for free for bands. Is this a viable business strategy?47:30 Building a personal brand authentically50:25 Live your life more publicly, you will enroll people in who you are.52:30 You have to put in the work: reading and practicing on your craft 53:16 Q: Is it easier to follow Aaron Draplin's philosophy now than it was before?54:40 Stewart: I should have been telling my story the whole time, rather than waiting on someone else.58:00 Doing a little bit of work on something every day adds up to big results.59:28 Q: How do you figure out what levels of success you should set for yourself?1:02:31 Typography CourseShow References-Book/Ted Talk: The Power of Authenticity - Brene BrownBook: The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy—The Futur is a startup, and we need your support! Here’s how:See all of our products: https://goo.gl/J52GqADonate to The Futur:https://goo.gl/GKhI2cLEARN & GROWPro-Group Membership: https://goo.gl/1s62GpSales and Marketing Class: https://goo.gl/iF5xuaLettering I Class: https://goo.gl/lNHaqhCORE Strategy Kit:https://goo.gl/Uc3IKpAgency-In-A-Box Kit: https://goo.gl/lyEdjKSelling & Overcoming Objections: https://goo.gl/qS91x2The Pitch Kit: https://goo.gl/MgZY6zCORE UX Facilitation Kit: https://goo.gl/aAfeALUX Masterclass: https://goo.gl/8yH8dPFUTUR GEARThe Futur Mug: https://goo.gl/FuCwuOBlind Sketch Book: https://goo.gl/hUYojYSnapshot Numbered Print: https://goo.gl/A2KHb0Visit our website: https://goo.gl/a4ZtAkSee all of our free resources: https://goo.gl/Rf6zdc—OUR AFFILIATE LINKSSkillshare: https://goo.gl/YCo2uTAmazon: https://goo.gl/K1bIhgCreative Market: https://goo.gl/g4jlTEMusic from ArtList.io: http://goo.gl/22VpQi—Listen to the Futur podcast on iTunes: ??https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-futur/id1209219220?mt=2Android Stitcher:http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/aaron/the-futurGoogle Play:https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Itg3hr5bs4a54w73o2toxcr4vheSound Cloudhttps://soundcloud.com/thefuturishere—Connect with us online: ??https://www.facebook.com/theFuturisHere/https://twitter.com/thefuturishereLogo Crits:https://www.facebook.com/groups/FuturFeedback/—Need brand strategy help?Visit Blind LA’s WEBSITE: http://blind.com—Credits:Executive Producer– Chris DoHost– Chris DoCinematography– Aaron SzekelyEditor– Stewart SchusterArt Director– Molly Drill Futur Theme Music – Adam Sanborne http://www.adamsanborne.comAnnotations & SEO – Isaiah NwukorTypefaces: Futura, Din