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Show Up. Be Seen. Stand Out. Are You Game?

Hello again,

Welcome back to the "Great Things" newsletter :)

I'm at the spa (again!), enjoying an early Christmas gift and avoiding the crazy of Christmas prep; I hope you're managing to find some calm too.

Onwards to the latest Great Thing that I think is so important when it comes to how we (and our kids) show up, be seen and stand out, both now and in the future...

The Latest & Greatest

I recently discovered Mr. Future of Work on Twitter and a scroll through his LinkedIn feed had me nodding till my head almost fell off...

These are just a few of the great things he shared:

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How do you believe careers will change in 2020 and beyond? Here are a few of my thoughts:

> People will choose to work for purpose and flexibility over tenure/golden handcuffs or meaningless pay checks.

[A huge YES to this – this is the core of the work we're doing over at Location Independent – work, no longer restricted by geography, as a means to self actualisation and NOT just for a pay check.]

> The average worker of 2025 WILL be a freelancer, which means they'll have the ability to actively participate in the gig economy, whether or not they are a salaried full-time worker. Freelance means FLEXIBILITY, not just contractual work, but many still don't get this.

[While freelance may mean flexibility, it will also require people to own their visibility and manage their career path in a different way to the conventional/historical approach of the past; many of us haven't been trained or educated to do this]

> We’re living in a show me culture now. Resumes can't keep up. They are too static and don't showcase personality, character, or values, the things that really matter when it comes to hiring. I don’t believe the resume will be the prevalent form of highlighting expertise, impact, and potential in 2020 and beyond. 

[This is why I believe having a website of your own is crucial today; even if you don't do your own thing, have your own business or even work online...yet. It's why I list ALL of my previous ventures – successful and failed – on the home page of mine, and why I keep it updated and in alignment with what I'm doing personally and professionally.]

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We need to STOP encouraging our children to settle for working beneath their fulfillment. It's absolutely ridiculous that we encourage children to settle for being average when they have the potential to be EXTRAORDINARY by pursuing what they love.

Let's stop telling kids that the only option they have in life is to work for survival when they have the opportunity to work for FULFILLMENT.

It's not an idealist vision at all. We truly need to stop telling people that it’s okay to settle beneath your calling. It's not ok and we should stop normalizing average. Telling kids they won't survive in the "real world" if they pursue the work that brings them fulfillment and joy is wrong. Yes they can.

If we can build self-driving autonomous cars, quantum computers, and achieve all these amazing feats in technology, building a society in which people find meaning and fulfillment in their work/careers shouldn’t be considered a dream or lofty vision. 

[This. Do I need to say any more?! It's just as applicable to adults – you? – as to children.]

Show Up, Be Seen, Stand Out

If you need help doing your something great in 2020, these are the ways I can help: 

  1. Strategic support to help you show up.
  2. Branding support to help you be seen.
  3. Website support to help you stand out. 

If I can help you do something great* in 2020, let me know – I'd love to be on your team!

By the way, ‘great’ is relative; you don’t have to be building the next Amazon to be great…it could be creating an income/building a business that fits around your kids and family (in my experience, that’s pretty great!).

In the meantime, I would love to hear if you're doing something great that you'd like to share, personal or professional...just hit 'reply' and drop me a line.


P.S. If you'd like a personal website in the new year to showcase what you do, what you've done and replace that boring old static CV, drop me a line – I'm planning something great...whatever your budget (zero budget included!)

Lea Jovy

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