Become the President of Me, Inc. – How a Shift in Your Mental Perspective can Change Your Career Trajectory: Part 1
Congratulations. It’s just been announced that, whatever your current job description, you’ve received a supplementary promotion. In case you didn’t realize it, your new title is President and CEO. “President of what?” you might ask.
You are President and CEO of Me, Inc. That’s you!
Me, Inc is your life. It’s your livelihood, and you are the sole proprietor. For better or for worse, this is the one role that can’t be outsourced — if you’re not doing the job, no one else is. So now that you know you’re holding this position, how well prepared are you to be successful in it? What steps can you take today to ensure the long-term profitability and sustainability of your enterprise?
You see, this isn’t a role that is separate from your “regular” job description. It’s packaged right into it. Every day you show up for work at your day job is another day you’re investing in Me, Inc. The attitude you bring to the work you do, the relationships you develop, and the knowledge you gain on a daily basis define the brand that IS Me, Inc. If you’re showing up for work half-there, getting by with minimal interactions with your peers, or depending upon the skills and knowledge you learned years ago, Me, Inc. isn’t going to be paying very big dividends this year.
But don’t worry, the long-term projections for Me, Inc. show a lot of promise and just because the yields this year may not be great, it doesn’t mean that the business isn’t going to take off and flourish. All you have to do is take this new position seriously. Instead of seeing yourself as an employee at your day job, think of the company you work for as the #1 client for Me, Inc. As you go about your day making short- and long-term decisions, ask yourself, “How is this influencing the bottom line of Me, Inc.?”
Be on the lookout for the next post in this series to help you maximize your success in your new role!
Lethia Owens is Branding and Market Domination Strategist. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation which is the highest designation awarded by the National Speaking Association. She is ranked #8 among the top 30 brand gurus in the world and she has completed a 6-country tour for her best selling book Your Brand Influence: The Art and Science of Building an Influential Personal Brand. Lethia’s message of reinvention, courage and self-empowerment has inspired audiences on Fox, CBS and NBC affiliate networks.