The Power of a Name


Have you ever thought about just how much power a certain name can have?  Along with that, does a powerful name provide a more powerful product?

Okay, so a couple weeks ago a guy named Ky-mani Marley performed on Grenada’s sister island of Carriacou.  The name likely does not ring any bells for you….I know it didn’t for me or any of my friends around here.  But that famous last name was enough to get people interested.

Ky-mani is one of the many son’s of Bob Marley.  Damian Marley….Ziggy Marely…..yeah, I definitely know about those sons.  But Ky-mani?  Never heard of him.

The power of a name was enough to get a huge buzz going prior to the concert, and it also helped draw in a nice crowd for the event.  I wonder how many people would have gone if it was Ky-mani Jones performing?

The same thing is true in the bicycle industry.  There are a lot of us out there who feel that a brand like Trek or Specialized is far superior to any other bike company.  Why?  Because Pro cyclists ride them, they do great marketing, and most of all….because you’ve heard of them.

But ask a bicycle specialist who makes the best bikes, and I’ll guarantee you that it’s not one of the top 5 most publicized bike companies.

So what does all this have to do with our Make it Happen Monday theme?  Well, I’m hoping it helps motivate you to build an incredible name for yourself……not necessarily the way Ky-mani, Trek, or Specialized did.

Create a powerful name by doing great things.  Make a change in the world for the better.  Do something different, and incredible.  Leave a legacy.

All with the Power of Your Name.

Enjoy Your Ride

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8 Responses to “ The Power of a Name ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on June 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    My name is Friend, that is how I want to be remembered by those that meet me.

  2. Sip Clip & Go Coffee on May 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    good point, well taken!

  3. Sarah on May 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Love this one.

  4. Ann on May 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Great message Darryl. As always I enjoy your Monday motivational posts. I’ll do what I can to create a powerful name for myself.

  5. Joel Phillips on May 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela…very powerful names everyone would agree, but notice not one of these men sought power, they stood for the greatness of others, believed in community and were willing to play big. That power lies in each and every one of us. I learned, stand for someone else and never stand alone. You see, true power comes from community, and community is common unity, be the voice in your community and let the light shine on others.

  6. Sarah Kopf on May 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Great message!


  7. Adrian on May 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I’ve actually heard of Ky-mani, but I agree with what you’re saying.

  8. Emily Murtha on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

    love this! make a name for yourself!!!


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