|Knowing your Individual Value Proposition will Net you the Perfect Career - Resume Not Required|
Many individuals are currently working in a profession where they wish they could escape and move forward to bigger and better things. While others who are unemployed just want to eliminate their search and get back into the workforce.
Either way, both situations require knowing which road one should take in order to be happy in their career and in their personal life.
In order to achieve the dream job and ultimately the dream life, a person needs to know their Individual Value Proposition or I.V.P. The purpose of IVP is to determine the career that fits and how your individual abilities make you the top candidate for the position. Ultimately, thousands can do a job or even career that you want to pursue, but knowing your IVP for yourself can single you out for the better.
A great example for someone who knows their IVP is Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers. For those who follow professional basketball, you’ll know the 34-year-old just won his second Sixth Man of the Year award this year (also won the award in 2010).
The Sixth Man of the year is given to a player every year that proves to be the most valuable in a reserve role. The winner of the award likely comes off the bench for the majority of the 82-game regular season. Not only does the coach, in this case Doc Rivers, know his role well, but Crawford does as well. Crawford not only is familiar with his role, but he buys into it and has consistent success. He’s considered one of the best reserve players in the league and is highly regarded and coveted by NBA teams when he’s available either through trade or free-agency.
Would Crawford like to be the star? I’m sure he would. However, to be most effective in his role as an NBA player, which he ultimately loves to do, he accepts and knows his IVP and is living large as a result of it. If Jamal Crawford can do it, you can do it too.