The pandemic has to be recorded in history as two momentous years for intense introspection. I know I have expanded my thought processing and I hope you have taken it as a growth opportunity for increasing your inward improvement.

Understood, a nonprofit “dedicated to helping those who learn and think differently thrive at home, in school and in life” published a single page that hangs on my wall “15 growth mindset questions” that I will spin into ways to rethink your LinkedIn presence.

2. What would you do differently next time to make things work better?

The answer is knotty. I wish I had done “this” or “that” but how could I have learned anything better than from my mistakes?

To address the question head-on, if I look back on my career, I should have left the big corporate world earlier and started out on my own challenge when I was friskier than the age of 47, with kids coming along so soon to pay for college.

But I can’t reset history so I resolved to make my business a reflection of my personality: to make each touch with a client exactly as I would like to be handled. Client centric.

Hopefully never lame client service, always the perception that when I say I will follow up, and do so, probably earlier than I committed to, and I ask them to never hesitate to contact me, so they will feel comfortable in doing so. Just look at my LinkedIn skills endorsements, unsolicited quoted comments in my About and Experience sections, and my contributed Recommendations.

What about you? How would you answer this question, and does it come across in your LinkedIn profile?

Monday: part 3: who can you ask for honest feedback?