My confession is this: I’m not interested in entertaining you. And not because I don’t like you! I’m just not an entertainer.
I know that in the current online landscape people are often looking for soundbites, easily digestible how-to information, inspiration, entertainment, constant movement. But, that’s just not my personality – in fact, that kind of stuff is exhausting to me. (You’ll notice I’m rarely on social media for exactly this reason.)
I love to laugh and have a good time. But when it comes to my work, I am basically a “serious” person. I like work, I like thinking deeply about things, I like puzzle solving. I like helping others get their work going. I don’t like sharing useless (or borderline useless) information. I don’t like emotional manipulation, no matter what form it comes in. I don’t like adding soundbites to the world.
Depth of experience is important to me.
And in this current climate, I think that’s a rather hard thing to talk about (and do).
The beautiful thing is that I know I have soul-sisters (and brothers) out there who like throwing down and getting deep into their work. Who are into their actual work. Who are interested in the long-term of the work, not just a payday tomorrow or next month.
I’ve already met a bunch of you (OYPers, represent!!) . . . and I can’t wait to meet a bunch more of you.
This week’s Membership Post goes up tomorrow. I hope to see you in the comments!