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Thursday, August 5, 2010

I need an 'elevator speech'

I attended the retirement party for my ex-boss, the CEO of Horizon Air, last night. It was wonderful, but that's not what I want to talk about.
I want to talk about an 'elevator speech'--that succinct and clear set of words or sentences that pitches your idea or gets your point across quickly.
Last night, the number one question I received was "What are you doing?" . . . and you know, I either wasn't sure what to say or didn't know what to say or actually didn't have anything to say. I really needed an elevator speech.
So, what does this all have to do with reinventing?
It has everything to do with it. I think I discovered that it's not only practical, but important to me to have a clear description of my purpose/mission. It helps others, especially friends who already think I might be nuts or a SuperHero, to understand me . . . and for me it just adds clarity to what I'm doing/what I'm all about.
Here's the 'elevator speech' that I probably should have pitched last night:
"I am reinventing myself; determining what's important to me and how to spend my time."
I hope you buy it.

Come ride with me.

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