Andy Raskin told a story on Linkedinabout a conversation he had with his therapist about imagining what his ideal role looked like.
17 years ago, I was complaining about my job to my therapist, Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE: "So what would your ideal job look like?"
ANDY: "It's going to sound ridiculous."
CHARLOTTE: "So it sounds ridiculous. Who cares?"
ANDY: "I see a room filled with long tables. Writers are hunched over the tables, like in a Hollywood writer's room, except instead of TV scripts, they're working on business plans. And instead of being writers, they're CEOs. And I am walking around the room, helping them when they get stuck."
CHARLOTTE: "I think you should do that."
ANDY: "What would I even call it?"
CHARLOTTE: "Call it Raskin Studio!"
Charlotte passed away several years after that session, and I miss her still. But someone recently asked why I call my company Raskin Studio LLC — this is why.
Have you ever taken the time to truly articulate what your ideal job/position would look like?
Being able to articulate what your ideal position looks like allows you to spend your time and energy going after the right roles that are the right fit for you. It helps you tell a directed story to the people and companies you network with. It also allows you to understand any gaps you may have. Conversely, it allows you to truly hone in and magnify your strengths that would make you successful in your ideal position.
There are three key pieces of information you should be very clear on as you job search:
1. Who you are
2. What you offer
3. Where you are going --- IDEAL POSITION
Combining these three items along with What you have done (Resume) helps you tell a better story to the path that aligns with you on your journey to What's Next!
Peppercorn Discovery helps you define all these items through a structured and guided 7-week program. www.peppercorn.ai/pdpd