“Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so eloquent that it becomes a song.” Gloria Naylor
I have the opportunity to travel a lot and talk to many people in airports, planes, rental car offices, and in restaurants and usually at some point the question is asked "So, what do you do?".
This is what I have observed, usually your job description says nothing about what you uniquely bring to the world.
You and I both know that the official definition given for your job can’t hold a candle to the unspoken reality and probably what you actually do on a daily basis.
Telling your real story can open opportunities and relationships that are usually very interesting.
I think taking away some the general descriptions, saying goodbye to the generic bio and shining a light on what you really do and more importantly why you do it can make a huge impact.
There are problems to solved, experiences and products to be created, and lives to be change and I don't think a one paragraph job description from the Human Resources Department is going to get it done!
So I am changing my question.....not "What do you do?" but "WHY do you do what you do?"
Who knows if you tell it eloquently enough it may become a song! :-)