Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

5 questions with guest interviews

Asia Layton is the co-creator of Being Dauntless, a top-rated blog that has gained her international attention for her fresh, practical goal setting strategies for women. She inspires and encourages women to accomplish their dreams by helping them stay focused on what matters most.  Follow Being Dauntless on social media to stay updated with Asia's goal setting & tracking tips!

1. If you could paint a random scene you’ve personally witnessed back in the day, what would it be and why?

I would paint an image from a beach vacation I took with friends years ago. Our friend group is very musical and one night we decided to play music on the boardwalk.  We had such a great time playing some songs and gathered crowds that would stop and listen/watch.  It was a fun memory that we don’t have many pictures of because we were all so present in the moment.  I’d love to have a physical way to remember that night. 

2. What are your deal breakers in a relationship? What makes them so important to you?

Distrust is the biggest deal breaker for me.  If I can’t trust who I’m in a relationship with, the relationship can’t grow.  I need to be able to trust my partner, their motives, their attitude, that they have my best interest at heart and vice versa.  If we can’t trust each other, our relationship becomes a matter of questioning everything the other does and it just doesn’t work. 

3. How would you make up for your mistakes without risking the possibility of repeating them?

I think it’s important to embrace your mistakes and be open to making them, because you will make them. Learn to journal and reflect on the mistakes you make in life.  Try to identify your perspective on the situation, your emotions and what you learned.  You’ll probably find that you’ll make the same mistake a few times, but with each comes more experience, and a better understanding of the lesson you’re meant to learn.  

4. How often should one apologize for his/her actions?

I’ve come to realize that when it comes to apologizing, it’s not about being right or wrong, or what my perspective is on the situation.  What matters is how I made the other person feel. If someone feels hurt by something I’ve done, I think it’s important to apologize without hesitation.  Everyone is going through their own hurts and has had their own experiences.  It’s not for me to judge someone else's reaction to something I’ve said or done.  If it hurt them, that’s all that matters. 

On the flip side, if I’m setting a boundary in place to protect myself, my emotions, my energy, etc. and someone else doesn’t like it, I realize it’s not on me to change their perspective or to apologize for upsetting them when putting a boundary in place that is healthy for me. 

5. What does it take to build a personal brand in 2021?

To build a personal brand in 2021, I think you need 3 things.  

  1. A strong, clear vision

To keep yourself on track and clear with your goals. The last think you want to do is confuse your audience. Figure out what your niche is, your goals are and your vision for your brand.  Say no to anything that doesn’t align with those things. 

  1. Consistency

You don’t have to have a ton of time to dedicate in order to be consistent. Even 5 minutes a day is better than sporadic work on your brand. Dedicate your spare moments to building your brand, even if those moments are small. You’re sure to see progress made and will probably be surprised at all that you’ve accomplished. 

  1. Resources

Find people who are teaching what you want to accomplish.  Buy their courses, read their every post.  Learn what they know and apply as much as you can. GoBlogging.co is a great resource I’ve put together for those who want to start a blog. We take real life examples and experience from our blog BeingDauntless.com and show you how we did what we did so you can create a blog that thrives!