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.
Katrina Kibben is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Three Ears Media. For most of Katrina’s career, she has been a marketer living in a recruiter’s world – listening to both sides of the talent equation to understand the real issues and find solutions for engaging and hiring better people. Today, she uses her technical marketing know-how and way with words to help both established and emerging brands develop and deliver content that fuels smart recruitment marketing that makes the right people apply.
Katrina has written for Monster.com, HR.com, RecruitingDaily and many other digital publications. She is a recognized leader in recruiting and employer branding who speaks regularly at conferences around the world.