Streaming services love to repeat commercials, and they get stuck in my head. Recently, I saw an ad for a new show about a young entrepreneur and her two friends. There’s a clip where she says excitedly, “I’m the boss.” Then she repeats herself with a load of regret and sadness in her voice. Again, “I’m the boss.”
Whenever someone asks me what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur, I catch myself quoting the commercial. Being your own boss is a constant seesaw between empowerment and panic, especially for the first year. Then, even when everything is seemingly going right.
Add in a pandemic and everything seemingly going awry? It feels like you’re breathing through a straw most days, even when you aren’t wearing a mask.
I’m still the boss. Good days, bad days, despair, or dance party, I decide what all of this looks like. I don’t have to ask permission to create a new online job post writing course or say something snarky on Twitter or give away a LinkedIn profile rewrite…
Giving feels good right now, so that’s what we’re doing. Because I am the f*cking boss.
Free Stuff Below: LinkedIn Profile Rewrite
This is for anyone who can benefit from making a great first impression.
Which is everyone.
Here’s the deal.
- Enter your name and email address for your rewrite.
- I’m going to pick 3 winners (Maybe more…)
- You can use or donate your free job rewrite to any nonprofit of your choosing. You could help hire someone who has a massive impact on the cause you’re most passionate about. Pretty cool, right?
If you’re still reading, you know what to do next.
Kat Kibben [they/them] is a keynote speaker, writing expert, and LGBTQIA+ advocate who teaches hiring teams how to write inclusive job postings that will get the right person to apply faster.
Before founding Three Ears Media, Katrina was a CMO, Technical Copywriter, and Managing Editor for leading companies like Monster, Care.com, and Randstad Worldwide. With 15+ years of recruitment marketing and training experience, Katrina knows how to turn talented recruiting teams into talented writers who write for people, not about work.
Today, Katrina is frequently featured as an HR and recruiting expert in publications like The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. They’ve been named to numerous lists, including LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Job Search & Careers. When not speaking, writing, or training, you’ll find Katrina traveling the country in their van or spending some much needed downtime with the dogs that inspired the name Three Ears Media.