Drive. Align. Shift. Spirit Driving Institute Blog by Leila Johnson

21Mar/14Off

Continuing the Journey

I have had a wonderful year of self-reflection. In looking back on my career, I have always made some type of career transition in the Spring. It's appropriate that I am writing this on the first fullĀ day of the season (our meteorologists made sure to clarify that Spring officially started at 11a MDT yesterday!).

Recently I purchased the book Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0. It has changed the way I look at myself. For the past 10+ years, I have primarily seen myself as the co-owner of Data-Scribe. Now, there's nothing wrong with this. It's just that my professional identity has BEEN this instead of having it be a PART of it. This book has helped me to define myself in a new way. You can see some of this reflected in my LinkedIn profile. For instance, I've added this blog and my food blog to my current positions and I've rebranded myself as an information professional, which ties in all of my skills. (NOTE: Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn as I am eager to grow my network!)

Data-Scribe is still going strong. My marriage is as well (I always have to add that since they are so closely linked!). My Spirit is just driving me to grow professionally. Currently, I am pursuing a position combining my Web, marketing, and writing skills as a business analyst at a health and wellness company. I'm really excited about this new direction. I'll post updates on my progress as I have them.

Has anyone else read Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0? I'm only halfway through it and it was well worth the investment. A few of the suggestions are a bit brazen and outside of my comfort zone, but I'm sure that they work well for some. Others require you to be assertive without being annoying. It's the "squeaky-wheel-gets-the-grease" theory, I'm sure. I would love to hear what others think about it.

About Leila Johnson

Rev. Leila Johnson's book, Driving to Success: Let Your Spirit Take the Wheel, is a spiritual retreat for overachieving entrepreneurs and professionals who want to redefine the answer to "What do you want to be when you grow up?". Since 2003, Leila has worked for Data-Scribe, a firm that builds Websites for professional service firms and their partners while helping them make educated decisions about the Web. As part of her journey on the road of life, Leila has earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and in the Metaphysical Sciences. She also holds her Master of Divinity and is an ordained reverend. Prior to starting her business, Leila worked as a call center coach, curriculum developer, and trainer in the financial and insurance industries.
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