Here is the fifth prompt for the Live your Legend Writing Challenge.
What’s your elevator pitch?
Don’t get intimidated by this one. By elevator pitch we just mean… what are you excited about (personal or business)? What are you building or want to build? You know, the fun stuff in your life that you actually care about.
Okay, here we go!
Playing With Ideas Of My Future
To be totally honest, I had no idea what an elevator pitch was. This led me on an internet search to try to find out what an elevator pitch was and how to create one.
I found many formats and different ideas. But they all said that an elevator pitch was a way to explain what your company does to potential clients in a short period of time. Basically, you should be able to this in the amount of time it would take to ride up in an elevator.
I don’t have a company yet, so I became a bit discouraged. I then clicked on the link that Live your Legend provided in an e-mail and I went from there. I also took another approach and used this prompt as a visualization tool and was able to play with some of the ideas of what it is I want my future to be like.
Don’t Discourage Yourself
One of my biggest problems is researching and learning everything I can about something before I dive in. While this can be beneficial, at times it can also be a hindrance.
When you search the internet you can easily get lost in all the options available. This is a form of procrastination. But, in this case, it served as a way for me to be discouraged.
I read about all the different companies and what they offer to the world. I read about how organized and thought out their purpose and mission were to the point where I felt inadequate.
I’m nowhere near that.
Right away, all the doubts and fears came rushing in. Who am I fooling? I can’t do this. I might as well throw in the towel. I’ll never be as good as some of these people. These self-sabotaging thoughts almost got the best of me. Then I decided to try another way.
Use The Tools You Are Given
I took notice of what I was doing. I was over complicating things. The email from Live Your Legend gave the instructions of what to do and even provided a link to a reference.
I clicked the link and answered the questions. Here are those questions and answers.
What am I excited about?
I am excited about showing people that there is another way to look at life. There are other mindsets and tools to help us break free from the things as they are.
Why am I excited about it?
I am excited about this because I know that once people become aware that things do not have to stay the way they always have been they will finally be free to live authentically.
How will it help people? Who does it serve?
This will help people because once they realize that they can live authentically they will experience much more joy and happiness in their lives. This serves all humanity because as one person is set free they will have so much enthusiasm and they will share what they have learned. Then those people will, in turn, inspire others to do the same. This ripple effect can change the world as we know it.
How does it uniquely tie into my story, passions, talents and/or experience?
This fits in with my life in a direct way. I always try to see the brighter side of things. I always try to show people that you can always see things from a different angle.
I am able to do this because I am very empathetic. I have the ability to know what is going on in people’s lives. This helps me to hypothetically walk in someone else shoes. It helps me to understand why someone might have cut me off on the freeway or why they were rude to me at the checkout line.
I also try to live as authentic as I possibly can so that I can lead by example even when I’m not verbally engaging people.
Why do I care and why should the world care?
I care because I see so much sadness in the eyes of people I don’t even know. I am a people watcher and you get to see a lot when people don’t know you’re watching them. I’m able to see this sadness because I have been there too and I will be there again.
Others should care for that same reason. They have been there and they can relate. And all it takes to ease some of this pain is relating with others and sharing a kind gesture or a loving smile.
The Art Of Visualization
After answering the questions from Live Your Legend I used the gift of my mind’s eye and played around a bit. I imagined that I did have a company. I played around with different scenarios and I created vivid pictures in my mind. Eventually, I created an elevator pitch. Here is what I came up with.
I have a business that helps people uncover their hidden talents and abilities. Once people uncover their fullest potential they are able to function better because they are no longer resisting what is natural for them. We have a network of people who have been through the process and are available for support and mentoring. This circle of people grows larger and larger as more people become aware of their full potential and we are changing the dynamics of the workplace and the system at large.
Don’t Forget To Play
After all the self-doubt and discouragement I allowed myself to go easy on myself and just ask myself some simple questions. It’s not hard to ask yourself what you want or what you are excited about. To allow the process to be even more fun, be like a child again. Use your imagination and visualize what you want your future to be like.
Hey, you never know. It may become reality.
Have you ever used your imagination to visualize what you’d like your future to be like?
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