Today I’m at Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains, delivering a talk called Rethinking Careers. I wrote about the idea once before, and it’s turned into a presentation.
The biggest takeaway I hope to leave people with is that regardless of the employment type or status (corporate employee, startup founder, freelancer…), it’s our responsibility to find the intersection of:
- our specialty (something that we actually know)
- our interest (something that doesn’t make us want to die)
- our value demonstration to the market (something people will pay us for)
Also: this work never ends. We have to remain in a posture of finding out where that intersection is, and to courageously seek it out.