Harvard Business Review’s John Baldoni wrote about a special project- a 6 word sentence to describe your accomplishments. It isn’t new, just revisited. How do you want to be remembered? Baldoni suggests asking yourself these three questions to self analyze:
What gets me up in the morning?
How can I help?
What is my influence?
To condense the answers into six words sounds impossible, is it?
Abraham Lincoln’s would be: “He preserved the Union and freed the slaves” according to the article (technically more than 6 words, but you get the idea).
What is your’s?
Mine: Sharing information. Holding accountable. Better world.
FYI: I spent last week on my annual vacation to rural Vermont. Every year, this vacation teaches me something about relationships and human kind. By observing the stress-free activities of 130 people of multiple generations, I learned that we are creatures who are meant to communicate and interact with one another and when you take away the un-levelers (technology, personal items of status, alcohol, drugs), it creates a thick and lasting bond. In this almost Utopian environment, old play with young, family units are strengthened and renewed, introverts and extroverts mingle equally well, communication is typically straight forward and uncomplicated.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.