Me….in 10 words?!?!

At the beginning of May, Ginger Calem did a guest post on Myndi Shafer’s blog about taking Kristen Lamb’s blogging to build a brand course and the 100 word exercise. This is where you list 100 words that could be used to describe you. It’s designed to help you get an idea of who you are as a brand.

I remember doing that exercise and being as enamored by it as Ginger. It was fun and enlightening to sit down and think about how to sum myself up. What words describe me, my interests, my activities, my delights, my struggles, my style, my passions etc. I loved it. And like Ginger’s experience, when reviewing those of my classmates, it was easy to see why a number of us connected and became instant BFFs.

But then Ginger took it to the next level. She did something that really got me thinking.

Whittle those 100 words down to 10 to tell someone exactly who you are in a matter of seconds. Essentially your elevator pitch. What are the most important words that sum you up in a nutshell.

Seriously? Me….in 10 words? You’ve got to be kidding me.

With 100 words, I had no issue. But pick only 10 that truly define me? That was one hell of a task. I am a big person with a big personality and a vast set of interest, activities, and passions. I am complex and a constant surprise to even myself so to pick ONLY 10….wow!

In the comments of Ginger’s post, I could only narrow it down to 14 words but I am determined for y’all to get that list down to 10…so here goes nothing!

  1. Writer
  2. Bedazzled Pink
  3. Stiletto
  4. Flip Flop
  5. Camping
  6. Golf
  7. NASCAR
  8. Beach
  9. Love
  10. Authentic

I tried to do a combination of my favorite activities and a few choices descriptive words for my personality so that you could get an overall sense of who I am and what I love to do.

This is a great exercise whether you are a writer, a painter, a dancer, or a regular Joe Blow going for a job interview. Being able to sell yourself in today’s world is key to your overall success. Mind you, keep in my your target audience when coming up with your 10 words. I’d likely pick 10 different words if I was going for a job interview in my field.

Did you feel like you got an overall picture of who I am? Feel like you know me better? What are your 10 words? Come on…share the wealth…

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