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.

3. Who can you ask for honest feedback?

Well, that’s a loaded question but I hope you immediately bring to mind 3 or 4 (more?) colleagues whom you use as a sounding board, a reality check, an accountability partner, a coach, confidant(e), etc.

These are trusted people in your life whose comments and opinion are sought, received and implemented, not discarded.

Ask them when you make an overall overhaul of your LinkedIn profile, just before publishing online, “Does this accurately reflect whom you see me as? Whom a prospective client would be attracted to?”

Take their advice to heart, make the changes they suggest, and put the re-worked profile aside to be reexamined at a time when your mind is fresh and I’ll bet you will see the wisdom in their suggested changes.

Because you don’t cut your own hair or pull your own teeth, you need trusted others to help you look best.