Today I had a job interview for a fancy corporate job. And I think I am done.
Since graduating in May 2011, I had been searching and searching for that one job to define ME, to give me what I had been looking for. To make me feel useful.
But I think I FINALLY get it. It clicked when I got an email from “The Daily Love” which asked what Kennedy originally asked and it was something along the lines of THIS: Instead of focusing on what the world can do for you, ask yourself what YOU have to offer to the world.
I’ve been so knee-deep in trying to find job titles and positions (and a company that will give me one), that I TOTALLY forgot to think of WHAT I CAN OFFER.
So this is my attempt. Off the top of my head, this is what I have to offer, dear world.
1. I’m a passionate actress and love it love it love it. I will perform for you and fill your heart with the emotions you didn’t know you were carrying and then I will set them FREE! (Actress?)
2. Support. I’m a good listener. And I’m really good at finding solutions. Or even better, helping YOU come up with solutions to your own challenges. (Therapist)
3. I’m an excellent cook. I LOVE crafting delightful things and even more, I like eating them. I have a fine palate and very high standards. I love criticizing and bettering customer service and food and anything related to hospitality. (Chef? Hospitality Consultant? Restaurant owner?)
And yes, what I have to give is much more than this list. But the point is, I’m shifting my thinking people.
I’m starting to think of what I have to offer and maybe THAT’S the ground-breaking I have been waiting for.
Here’s my Q. What do YOU have to offer? You don’t have to think of them as jobs…
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