I think my hair is purple. Would you tell me the truth if I asked you? Ah, never mind. I think I already know the answer. A while back, I blogged about managing your own personal brand. The blog post was in reference to job searching but it crossed my mind today, because I became acutely aware of my brand. If you ever want to know what your brand is, listen to how you are introduced. Seriously. Today, Dr. John Sullivan introduced me as someone who is "fun" and "definitely not an accountant with that hair" (he said some other nice things too). I'm still laughing about that. I have to admit that I did notice that the lighting in the Javits Center could make one say that the color I've got going on probably does not occur in nature (don't bother looking at my bio pic...I change my hair color when I get bored...who is that nice girl in that picture anyway?).
So my point isn't actually about the hair (I went significantly gray prematurely...and the lighting is different in Seattle...I swear!). It's just good to check in on how people see you...even if you have to ask someone...or be introduced.