If your resume had a voice, what would it say
about you right now?
Last week was very difficult for me as I attended three funerals of people very close to me. I grew up with these folks and they touched my life profoundly with their laughter, joy and instruction.
Suffice it to say, it was very hard to focus on my daily life. Everything seemed minor in comparison to what these families were going through.
You see, each one of these families had a loved one that touched so many lives in very special way.
And it got me thinking, just what I wanted on my Life Resume.
- How many people have I touched?
- How many people have I helped?
- Have I contributed to anything significant?
- Have I been active in any community?
- What will people say about me?
Sometimes you can get so wrapped up in a Me…Me…Me World that you forget how it will impact your life as a whole.
What does your life resume say about you right now?
Listen to its voice?
Do you hear good things?
Are you doing enough?
Are you making a difference?
Do people like You?
Do people have confidence in You?
What will People Say about Their
Experience with You?
You probably already know the answers.
If you can put the answers on a graph what would it look like?
Is your stock up or down?
It’s something that you probably don’t think about or want to for that matter. But just imagine for a moment, if most people you encounter thought highly of you.
This was exactly the emotions felt from the funerals I attended last week.
I was moved at how much they did in their lives and how much they did for others. The stock was way up for these individuals in their passing.
Clearly they lived a life that changed the people around them.
When you’re bottled up and shackled with fear and anxiety. Don’t wanna talk to people. Don’t have time to volunteer. Not active in any community. This is not a resume that speaks the best of you.
Even if you’re a great of person..if you do nothing with your greatness, your resume suffers with it.
Get out of your shell…break down that silly barrier…and make a difference. Do it again and again. Then write down your resume for yourself and see how much you grow as result of it.
Let your life’s contributions speak the best of you and not the other way around.