When we discuss The Revolt, we focus on an individual level in the current moment. I think it’s important that we start with ourselves as individual brands because it forces us to a place of self awareness and self acceptance. I also think that looking at your brand in a narrow focus allows you to embrace your individuality. Much of the method was written because of the suppression of individuality in the workplace, hence the boxes. We stay laser focused on the current moment because it’s easy to create future plans, but harder to figure out how to get there. In my opinion the first step in a successful career strategy is to understand your starting line. The only way you can understand what you bring to the table is first knowing who you bring to the table. From there, you can assess what you bring to the table.
In a year where more people than ever are focusing on their careers, I think what everyone should be assessing is the versatility of your employment history. And before you get bent out of shape, let me explain. Part of transference is how your career story can be transferred across job title, organization and even industry. Understanding the value and importance of how your strengths provide versatility in that manner is a game changer. While the metrics and formula we use centers on a granular level, there are three macro level assessment tools that you must master in order to advance your career on your own terms, without conforming to the status quo and entering another box.
- Baseline – The common misconception for baseline is that we are analyzing a specific skill that is directly related to your current position. Close, but no cigar. When we talk about baseline we are talking about a broad responsibility that is required by your position. If you’re in sales, you’re tasked to pitch a product, but your responsibility is to effectively persuade potential buyers. Your analysis needs to be on your persuasive communication, not necessarily the skill of pitching. Persuasion is a responsibility of that skill. The beauty of our baseline is that part of the exercise is ties in how you uniquely approach that that responsibility. So your baseline becomes your professional DNA, one that no organization should have to live without.
- Growth Percentage for Standard Documentation – Our documentation provides a method of short term goal setting that allows you to track progress with your growth percentage in five elements of your current position. You decide the areas that you want to focus on based on our assessment tool. But the growth percentage provides you a core measure of success that you can easily articulate. It also shows on a macro level your attention to detail and commitment to growth. Much like baseline, you can then look at these growth percentages and forecast how you could use that history to leverage future goals. How and what you choose to focus on can easily be assessed for where your career will translate best.
- Value Proposition – It’s important to understand what you value on a macro level, so when you assess your goal and the goals you’ve set, you find your why. Versatility comes to those who can analyze and align the values with that of the organization and industry they are a part of.
While our program revolves around an individual career, there are three elements that look at the career landscape on a broader level that support our transference theory. If you’re looking to test your versatility and hold yourself accountable for escaping the professional boxes, these would be three areas of The Revolt I would suggest you tackle! As always, start with your persona. Get to know who you are at the current moment and then dive right in, to test your versatility.