Your life’s work is about solving a problem. You’re here to make something better for someone. You’re here to change something and create something that makes the world a better place in some way.
We often fall in love with a possible solution to a problem, not solving the problem.[tweet that]
When I meet someone, I’m always playing with how I talk about my work. Currently my go-to response is something like: I help people figure out what to do with their lives. Then I go on to talk about writing, speaking, and working one-on-one with people. My new acquaintance sometimes remarks (in an attempt to give some category to me): “Oh, so you’re a blogger.” Or “Oh, so you’re a life coach,” in a tone that implies I should have started with those facts.