We label ourselves by the characteristics we show all the time. We define who we are as student, nerd, salesperson, musician, clown, or whatever fits. This label may be reasonable for now, but it can also carry a belief that the behavior or trait reflects something permanent about who we are as people.
This is a dangerous habit.
Isaac Morehouse talks specifically about this in a recent office hours podcast.
At Praxis, we’re committed to the learning by experience. If you’re reading this I strongly encourage you to stop what you’re doing and take action now.
Before moving on to social media, another blog post, or the rest of your day try this exercise: Imagine you have one sentence to pitch yourself for a dream opportunity. Can you do it without mentioning your age, educational status, or job title?
Here’s Isaac again with some tips on how to do this:
Praxis CEO Isaac Morehouse explains a simple alternative to the traditional resume that will help you expand your options in the job market.
Posted by Praxis on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
To reiterate, one of our core principles is to create more than you consume. I strongly suggest you try this exercise out! In fact, shoot me an email now with your pitch and I’ll let you know what I think.