I read 22 resumes this weekend.
22 people trying to out-resume each other.
All amazingly alike.
Full of useful data.
And still I was left wondering,
Who are you?
Forget the job history.
Let’s talk about the rest of you.
The best of you.
No one else brings what you bring.
Sees the world the way you do.
Or holds the same potential.
In a world obsessed with comparisons.
Followers and Likes.
Thought Leaders and Celebrities.
It’s tempting to downplay your value.
To measure your worth based on your résumé.
Collecting impressive stats.
Trying to keep score.
To keep up.
To fit in.
To win approval.
There is more to you than what’s on that piece of paper.
Or a LinkedIn profile.
Not everyone will appreciate you.
Who you are.
What makes you unique.
But someone will.
Don’t give up.
Or try to be someone else.
Become the person you were meant to be.
Do the things you were meant to do.
Show us who you are.
Work, lead, learn, grow and keep going.
Because the world doesn’t need leaders with better resumes.
The world needs more leaders who bring their souls to work.
Who express their unique vision, creativity, and passion.
And inspire us all.
To do the same.