Friday, February 22, 2013

Apply What You Know

Apply what you know in all areas of your life where it will help you.
This is my most recent realization. Duh right?

Yesterday I sat in on "Get Hired Fast with LinkedIn Insider Secrets", a webinar by Greig Wells. It was phenomenal, encouraging and it gave me plenty to think about what I needed to do next in my job search. It turns out I knew much of what information he provided, however it hadn’t occurred to me to apply it to my job search. It was a serious DUH moment for me.

I’m in marketing. Optimizing web pages, editing for online content, identifying key words/phrases, focusing on the purpose of the page…. And, being efficient, monitoring/analyzing/improving  processes, and coordinating efforts to bring a project home… It’s what I do whenever I look at anything.  But applying it to my own Linkedin profile did NOT even occur to me. I want to smack myself. I detest being inefficient.

In addition to the obvious techniques that I was not implementing in my life I got to thinking, what else are we missing? What else are we so close to that we just can’t see to help ourselves? What else is there that is just around the corner that will help lift our spirits and encourage the re-fueling of our fires so we can get up that hill, meet our goals, accomplish what we are supposed to, to view the picture from a point of clarity?

For me, I will be making an effort to implement more of the techniques that I address with online marketing to help improve presentation of myself. It makes me wonder, where else can we apply what we know to areas of our lives to be more efficient and effective? What is it that you do professionally, or what do you have an interest in? Are there facets of the way you implement your business life that you can apply to other areas of your life that will enhance it? Think about it. Let me know.