I had a revealing conversation the other day as I cajoled a prospective client to tell why she does what she does.
She mentioned that she reviewed my LinkedIn profile ahead of our appointed talk and admired how I lay out my ikigai* (already the start of a her being a good student, recognizing the value of this concept).
She admitted that getting her to do something similar when we work together would be a stretch.
To which I admonished, you need to get out of your own way!
I told her I tend to have this knack for getting to that message as “I get into your head.”
I promised her that I would:
- clear the cobwebs out of what Seth Godin calls the lizard-brain causing the all-too-usual, safe inability to tell “why” her,
- tweak what she reluctantly writes and re-writes about her value proposition to the job market,
- help her chart a new, well-crafted profile in her new chosen industry, and
- show off her best skill set to boost her into the next career chapter.
She just has to want to open her mind, try hard and think with me.
It’s a probably going to be struggle for her.
And I mean that in the nicest way…I think we are both up to it.