#jkltip It’s easy to say pick yourself, but there are reasons that we hem & haw. If you are struggling with picking yourself on your own, then tap a friend, I’ll be that friend if you’d like and let them “pick you”. Have a back & forth conversation about what you should choose yourself for, how big or small you want to do it, and identify next steps
I could start this with something like “times, they are a changin” but times changed quite a while ago now. Ever since Youtube, Facebook and other FREE publishing platforms have existed we have been able to choose ourselves as someone who publishes ANYTHING for the world. Getting a position in something you love used to be like getting picked for kickball on the playground. Be good, and then you’ll get selected, one by one…
For some reason this reminds me of A Star is Born, a movie I could watch over and again, not just because the acting is on point and the music is good, but because it’s a reminder of striving for something, as well as the adversity we all face in the pursuit of anything great, the fragility of life and so on..
BUT, what stands out for me in the movie as it relates to picking yourself, is that the movie still created the sense that someone might stumble upon you in a bar and pick you. This traditional selection process is how we all got J-O-B’s throughout the existence of the marketplace…
?♂️?♂️ That is, until time’s changed ?♂️?♂️
Now, if you want to do something, like start a cooking show, or write a book, all you have to do, literally is do it and share it with the world.
AND please note! This is not just for creative pursuits. Sure it’s natural to think I mean picking up a paint brush, or some markers and colouring, but it’s also for things like counselling, or marketing
If you want to help others… start a support group
If you want to market… create some posters for your favourite restaurant and pass em out
Simply put, gone are the days that you get in line and wait to be picked. Long gone. So if you have an idea, something scratching beneath the surface of your identity, then let it out and pick yourself as the author, the creator, the “guru”.