Ten Little Words

A few weeks ago I was assigned the task of being able to tell someone what I do for a living…in ten words or less. This is quite different from the traditional “elevator pitch,” where we tell someone what we do in 30 seconds or less. Ten words is… not that many. So, on went my thinking cap.

I started thinking about what I actually do as a coach, which turned into a busy, complicated conversation in my head. “I help people set goals. I hold them accountable to take action steps. I help them clarify their vision. I make their agenda my agenda. I help them realize and embrace their potential…..” Blah, blah, BLAH! And bo-ring!

After a little more thought, (and a little copying from Mike Dooley) here’s what I came up with:
I help others understand how their thoughts become their

Much better, Dontcha think?

What do you do for a living? Can you tell us in ten words or less?


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26 Responses to Ten Little Words

  1. Your description is “insfiring” Linda!

  2. To build on Perg’s great comment: Linda! You are such a powerful “Insfiring” Light changing the world, one thought-to-thing at a time! Your ‘ripple-effect’ is positive vibrational resonance squared!!

    OK – Can I mess about a bit here?
    #1) I empower people to access imagination and ignite their creativity.
    #2) I empower Thought Leaders to believe in their EPIC potential.
    #2) I empower Change Agents to imagine, ignite, and inspire possibilities.

  3. I help people solve problems and enable healing.

    • Linda Ryan

      That’s great, Archie AND you’ve got two words to spare!

      • I notice Bob Proctor does even better in a banner celebrating 50 years of studying and teaching Napoleon Hill’s ‘Think And Grow Rich’:

      • Linda, it appears that only you and I can read my half of this conversation (poor Pam!). Would you like to approve my (other) comments, but feel free to delete this one!

        • Linda Ryan

          Archie, thanks for pointing out that your comments weren’t approved, as I just assumed they were and didn’t check. Oops! Not sure why you would need approval for each comment??? Hmmmmmmm…. LOL at your comment about “poor Pam” Sorry about that, but appreciate you pointing it out

  4. Pam

    giving you the support you need to get the life you deserve

  5. Tim

    Get up, get dressed, work, come home, eat, and sleep.
    Even joking around, writing that sucked the life out if me!!

  6. Okay, I’m a day late but here it is! “I guide nurses from burnout to a life on fire!”

  7. Hey Linda,
    I love some of the suggestions up top. I agree that the first one wasn’t specialized enough and doesn’t really speak to your unique gift. From that perspective, there are some amazing options up top. Choose the one that most speaks to you! I’m still working on my own 😀
    [I help athletes and high performers get more wins!]

  8. Or, maybe like Bob Proctor:
    ‘Helping People Win!’

  9. Barbara McMahon

    Great exercise for me, Kara, since I’m seeking employment…. Thanks for the boost! :)

    “I connect companies electronically with their customers and suppliers.”

  10. I believe that everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their body, so I help people gain energy, lose weight, and feel healthier in their miraculous bodies.

  11. I help teens and young adults on their journey through life

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