Blog challenge: What are you excited about? AKA: The elevator pitch

Before we begin…

This post is part of Scott Dinsmore’s 7 day blog challenge. Since my writing has gotten a bit lazy of late I have decided to light a bit of a fire under it with this. Each day I will get a new post topic to write about, not all of them will necessarily be things I want to write about too much but I have committed to writing the post each day even if it’s only a small one. Since day one of the challenge is to start the blog, and that has clearly already been done so I started with day 2 which you can read here. Onwards with day 5…

 What is an elevator pitch?

Your elevator pitch is what you say when asked the question “So what do you do?”. Most people say “I’m a (insert job title here), what do you do?”. Most people are wrong. What you do doesn’t and shouldn’t define you, it is more about what do you get excited about, what gets you up in the morning, what do you actually care about and why should I care.

“It doesn’t matter WHAT you do, it matters WHY you do it”

Simon Sinek – Creator of Start With Why

My elevator pitch…

“I’m currently working on myself, getting in touch with who I really am and ideally working towards helping people connect in a real way. I want to involve my passion for music and help to spread the creativity and freedom that music offers.”

It’s still a work in progress but for me it covers the things I care about, it’s true and comes from the heart and is about things that excite me. I have no idea how to do it, how it will work out or where it will end up taking me.

I believe that as musicians, when we play together, we connect on a deep level of understanding for each other.

I believe that the world is in a tough place where we connect through social networking more than we do in real life.

I believe that to really accept each other, we need to be open and honest with each other and learn to accept ourselves.

I believe it is all possible.

Further inspiration

I recently watched a TED talk which really hit this idea home for me. It’s about putting your ideas out there and having them accepted by the group, it’s also about accepting others ideas, often perceived as mistakes, and seeing where they lead. You can watch it here.

So what’s your elevator pitch? Is it who you are or what you do?

Let me know what you think…

So there we have it, fourth post done, 2 to go. As always please let me know what you think either below or on the contact page. As I mentioned above I am also struggling with thinking of new topics to write about so if there is anything you would like to see me write about, please let me know either in the comments below or the contact page. Finally if you want to be notified when I write a new post, just enter your name and email in the subscribe box on the below, I promise not to spam you.

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