What do you do?
How do you answer this question? Do you provide your job title or occupation: Car sales, plumber, housewife, career coach? Or do you respond with WHAT YOU DO? Do you give what you do meaning and value?
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. In this way we show the value of our work.
Instead of responding with an occupation: Car salesman, plumber, housewife or career coach; respond with meaning.
“I facilitate the process, from selection to acquisition, of customers choosing an automobile that best fits their transportation needs” … 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 people figure out what they want to do next in their lives and how they can achieve their goals.”
Can you give what you do meaning? Can you see that by making what you do meaningful you provide value?
So, over to you. What do YOU do?