The number one scary thing about major life goals? We make them without any previous experience. That’s usually not what people recommend.
In exactly two years, at age 55, I will retire from Walt Disney World. Thirty years will have been a good run.
Am I boring?
Scary thought. Sometimes I’m convinced I am. Know how I can tell?
Soon after I became a professional speaker a decade ago, a wise person told me, “Jeff, if you look out at your audience, and they looked bored, you’re boring them”. I’ve never forgotten that wisdom.
At risk every single day – failing them and boring them. The two mortal sins public speakers commit most often.
Want the good news?
I don’t do it nearly as frequently as I used to. Plus, I’ve also learned to recognize and react more effectively.
So, may I please ask you a question? Are you boring?
Want to test yourself?
Read your LinkedIn profile and ask yourself, “Is this something that captures attention and motivates the reader to read. Or, is it like so many others that people don’t even bother”?
At the core of this is your intent for using LinkedIn, in my opinion.
It’s tough out there. If you don’t figure it out, who will? Carpe diem, jungle jeff