Head, Heart, Purpose in One Direction
One of the best parts of this SxSW conference was going into it fully aware of what I do well — my value proposition. The “what do you do?” question wasn’t hanging over my head when I met someone new. I could just talk in the same I talk to friends.
Every “hello” allowed me a chance to find about the person before me. I got to hear about their life and ask about their goals. An event like SxSW offers so many people who are doing exciting things. When it came time to speak of what I do — rather than flail for something sensible to say — I could relate what I do to what I had just heard.
How fun is that?!!
I noticed that the folks at the parties who know what they do well are the ones who have the engaging conversation. I also noticed that folks who want to work with me need to know what I do so that they can.
If you don’t know what you do well, start now to figure it out.
- Look over your past successes.
- See what they have in common.
- Make a list of 3-5 traits or skills that define your best work.
- Write a sentence that explains how those 3-5 traits come together.
- Learn it by heart
Want an example? Mine is in the sidebar under the button that says, “Work with Liz!”
In order to work with you, I have to know, What do you do well?