Two key questions will get you ready for the next big thing in your life. And if you share your answers with me in an email, you could win a free month of coaching to support your venture.
Spring is the season for do-overs. It’s time for new things to grow—a better job, a new team, a new garden, a new venture. No matter what you enjoy about springtime or how you celebrate—be it Passover, Easter hunts, Spring Break, or just enjoying the new season—spring is the season of death and rebirth. Endings always mean beginnings. The cold and dark ends, spring begins. You get laid off, you have a new life—like it or not.
The answers to those two questions will tell you everything you need to know about what’s next for you.
1. Who am I?
2. What do I love?
When answering the question, “Who am I?” Notice I didn’t say, “Who were you?” I’m not interested in what you did five years ago or how much money you made or even what’s on your resume. That’s over. I’m not interested in who you were in the past.
And if they were honest, neither is anyone else.
What we want to know is, “Who are you now? Who are you becoming?”
If you can tell me in a few short minutes who you are, I promise you—other people will “get” you, hire you, like you, fall in love with you or your work, rent your property, buy your services.
If you can’t tell that story, you’re not so unusual. Most of us don’t have time to sit around thinking about ourselves, we’re busy taking care of other people and paying bills. But if you don’t want more of the same, then now is the time to prepare for spring. If you want something beautiful to bloom in your life this season, tell me, “Who are you?”
For example, you probably don’t really care that I spent decades working with C-suite execs from the Fortune 100. They’re all dead or retired anyway.
The real story here is how I learned to successfully disrupt their business models and that made me, in part, who I am today. Who am I? I’m someone who helps you beat the system and improve your odds of getting that next big gig.
And I’d be willing to bet if my resume said I used to be a truck driver, you’d still hire me anyway because what you really care about is who I am now.
You care about my current 5-star reviews. And that of the 309 clients that worked with me in the past year, all but three got new gigs in a few short months. More importantly, they’re doing work that they love and that pays more than they made at the old job.
Know who you are and be able to show it to other people. Quickly.
Why? Because everything you want in life comes to you through other people. That’s why it matters what you’re giving your time and attention to.
As for question #2. What do you love?” You may be asking, “What’s love got to do with it?” Well, I’m talking about love like we love the Beatles. Like we love sunshine and family gatherings. Like we get up and go anyway, even when we’re bone tired and out of juice because it’s something we’re passionate about.
When things get tough, and they always do, it’s your love—your passion—that will get you through it. Otherwise, you’ll wear out, give up, or simply just not care enough to do what it takes to improve the situation.
In a recent interview, Jack Canfield says that knowing what you love is the best guidance system. Following your joy and your passions is the best way to navigate career decisions.
Who are you? And what do you love?
Send me an email at [email protected] sharing your answers to those two questions. If I am moved by what you write, I’ll enter you in my scholarship pool for a free month of sessions. That’s right. Three sessions and unlimited email for 30-days. To enter all you have to do is hit reply and start typing.