You’ve been asked the famous question when you meet someone…. “so what do you do?”.
Many people can’t rush to tell everyone that they are Senior Vice President of whatever company you work for.
I use to be one of those people until I learned a valuable lesson. That what you do on your job is NOT actually what you do.
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With alarming stats highlighting that people truly hate their jobs but only love their title and paycheck alarming evidence enough for you.
“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
When I’m out I hold the what I do on my day job last and start with the things that I love most.
“But won’t you lose out on job opportunities?” or “How will recruiters know what you can do?” or something else in that fashion.
All of which is the furthest what what I’ve experience.
First… I don’t rely on recruiters to find me on LinkedIn or any other platform. I network broadly enough that I can find the opportunities that I “truly” want to take on not just accept.
Secondly… my network has grown tremendously and I’ve have some amazing experiences with amazing people sharing what I love and do the most.
Lastly…. it’s been a free feeling to share transition to this stance. I don’t feel as if I have to stick to the company line on “my” personal platform.
So here’s my challenge to you….
If you’re on the fence about this, give it a try. Remove all of your corporate VP or SVP stuff and see what happens.
After all, it’s not permanent and you can always go back!
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