What do you do?
How do you answer this question? Do you give your job title: Car salesman, plumber, housewife, career coach? Or do you respond with WHAT YOU DO? Do you give what you do meaning?
I can’t recall where I read this, but it had an impact on me. In essence, the idea was to give meaning to our work rather than respond with a job title.
Instead of responding with a title: Car salesman, plumber, housewife or career coach; respond with meaning.
“I facilitate the process, from selection to acquisition, of customers choosing which automobile they wish to buy. I help them in this process, making sure they get exactly what want they want, within their price range” … or …
“I keep people above water” … or …
“I make sure that the most important people in my life get out the door every morning with what they need to be successful in that day” … or …
“I help clients figure out what they want to do next in their life and how they can achieve their goals.”
Can you give what you do meaning? Can you see by making what you do meaningful that you provide value?
What do YOU do?