BLOGGING Challenge: Day 26 of 30
Making a List…
One of the great things having worked at a small advertising agency was working with small businesses. One that I had the pleasure to work with during their infancy was a small batch vodka producer out of Austin, Texas. You may have heard of the pioneer in micro-distilling: Tito’s Handemade Vodka. Managing their media meant getting to share Tito’s story. This was my favorite part:
I had worked in the oil, gas and mortgage industries around the same time I’d been infusing vodkas for my friends as Christmas presents. When rates went up, it killed my business and left me at a point of wondering what to do next. I saw this guy on television who said that if you’re trying to figure out what to do in life you need to take a sheet of paper, draw a line down the middle, and on one side list things you like to do and on the other side list what you’re good at. And then you basically build a job where you’re able to incorporate as many things from those lists as possible. I realized I’d been working all these other jobs so I could basically go out and eat and drink well. I was trying to make money so that I could enjoy the hospitality industry. So I thought it’d be genius if I got in the hospitality industry. After looking at my sheet I said, “I’m going to get into the liquor business.”
When I came out of my blogging closet and shared my new blogging hobby with an author friend, Alecia Whitaker, she made a comment on my first post “Maybe you suffer at being good at too many things. One of those things is probably your path, but when you can succeed at so much, the white noise can drown out your true gift.” It reminded me of my client’s story.
So here’s my list:
|Things I Like To Do||Things I’m Good At|
|excursions with my family||coordinating/organizing|
|reading a good book||working in a team|
|plan vacations||following instructions/recipes|
|dinners with friends||reading maps|
In high school I remember taking a career aptitude test, but don’t remember my results. But who I was then (busy being lazy) is different from who I am now. I’ve tried “free” versions online. I’m actually considering to pay for a legit one (any suggestions??). Having been job searching the past year, I know the position I’m searching for within the industry I’ve been in. I know what I can do successfully to get a paycheck. But I want more than just a j-o-b.
What career do you think encompasses my list?
When can I put blogging on that list?
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