Since I realised I was a scanner, I have been working through pulling all my interests together, really trying to assess what it is I like about certain activities with the aim of discovering an overarching theme with which I can then brand myself.
Without an overarching theme it can be very difficult to say what I do when asked. For example, If I say I am a web designer, that doesn’t really cover my other interests and skills. And even within the web design field, there is a vast array of different skills one can do; anything from design to user experience, project management to coding.
If you were to take a cursory glance at my cv from my LinkedIn profile you will see I have carried a range of roles in the past 15 years from graphic design to IT support, managing a recording studio and record label to teaching on media degrees, working within healthcare, setting up my own businesses and this doesn’t even cover my non-paid activities.
So trying to assess the elements that I particularly liked and want to do more of is no easy task. This process has been made easier however, by having a coach to help me get my head around what it is I really like doing and want to do more of and -just as important, what I don’t like doing. Its not always the easiest of tasks so bouncing ideas of someone else can really help -especially someone who doesn’t know you as well as they are less emotionally engaged with you and can then ask those tough questions friends and family may not.