How to maximize your impact and income by stacking your most valuable skills
People often confuse their resume, qualifications, credentials and experience with their value in the workplace. While these things contribute to their value, what they represent are their marketable skills, and not always the most valuable ones. For this article I’ll refer to these as resume-skills. The problem is, many of the extremely talented people I work with often overlook their most valuable skills and talents when applying for a new job, promotion or launching a new business. They look only at their resume, experience and qualifications which severely limit their options. But, when a person does a little mining and self inquiry they find they have so much more to offer than just their resume-skills. These are the deep interests, hobbies, and aptitudes they often cultivate outside of their jobs. For example, many people are amazing parents, but doubt their ability to be a leader, or someone is a talented gardener but discounts their ability to manage complex and long-term projects that require a high degree of patience a planning. One of my favorite real-life examples is Lenny Rachitsky, a former product manager for Airbnb who started a successful paid newsletter and suite of online courses. His experience managing teams to build and launch new products was valuable to his employer, but when he stacked his product management experience on top of his passions for teaching and writing, he launched his career into the stratosphere! He now works for himself, lives a beautiful life, and makes close to a million dollars a year helping other product managers to be awesome at their jobs!