Or at least it should be…
Why yes, we have reached the point in the show when I dive into a bit of ‘what I do’ – with a sweet twist of ‘what I would like/need to be doing’
Anyone who has known me…for any length of time…would not object to the concept that I am an individual who loves to tell stories. Do ALL of my stories have a point that’s easy to grasp…well, that’s up in the air. Can all of my stories be wrapped up in a bow and shared in 5 minutes or less? – Absolutely. Not. Even. Close.
For the majority of my life, I have been involved in the world of business. The particulars have evolved over time, but I’ve spent most of my time somewhere in between convincing fellow humans that it would be a good idea to try certain goods and/or services, and convincing fellow humans to try certain goods and/or services.
That’s all good and vague – because to those who aren’t actively speaking the magical words, I have to imagine it would be rather boring to sift through tons of ‘data optimization’ and ‘comparative acquisition/engagement/retention rate’ talk.
To tell you the truth though, I don’t need the buzzwords or technical lingo – when it’s all said and done, I like to tell stories.
Marketing? That’s storytelling. Sales? Storytelling. Team management, mentoring, communication? Yup, that’s all about storytelling.
The reason I am successful, when given the tools I need, is because I can be damn compelling. I can transform the most sour and cynical, with my infectious humor and childlike glee as I spin tales of gamification and changing the ways our consumers see the world.
When I just barely believe in the product and/or service that I am representing, I am capable of really great things. If/when I finally get the opportunity to pour all of my considerable talent and passion into something I can give my all to – without hesitation – I am going to reverse the polarity of the poles on this planet.
Today’s writing is inspired by the fact that earlier today, I applied for something of a ‘dream’ job. It’s not the first time I have applied somewhere, hoping and wishing for a connection and a path to begin opening before me… but it’s different this time. I am not coming from a place of desperation (or joblessness) I know my value. I see how everything COULD unfold…and if the powers-that-be never even take a second glance my direction – I just pity them and their lost opportunity.
I’m the sensical turtle, and I’m upwardly mobile.