You might ask, why this approach? Why not use a traditional resume or curriculum vitae like a normal person? Well, if you can’t tell by now I definitely like to think outside of the box. I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur, that is, to primarily control my time and to work on the sorts of problems that I”m most interested in solving. I also love the opportunity for creativity and ingenuity to abound during the problem solving process. For the past 7 years, I’ve been a billable consultant in the Healthcare IT industry. Not a bad career at all? But as I was forced (solely by the professional employee role that I assumed) to solve accounting problems on a daily basis (my absolute least favorite type of problem) I realized that not only was I not utilizing my most valuable skills, gifts, and talents, but I realized that there are so many other types of problems that I was much better at solving. So I thought, why limit myself? I can truly be of service to others and to my community by using the skills that God has given me to do the things that He has given me a passion for.
I realized throughout my life that I’ve had the opportunity to be a participant in so many great developmental experiences and that each of those experiences are valuable in helping me become a problem solver in a wide spectrum of environments. I realized that not only could I solve accounting problems, but I could also advise someone on setting up a new business and help them with planning and branding. I realized that I could satisfy my creative mind by writing a new Chloe the Jumbo Jet book, or drafting a new script for the next animated episode. I realized that I could use my organizational and project management skills to help produce a music festival or a conference on entrepreneurship. I realized that God gave me a brilliant and logical mind, a strong aptitude to do a lot of different things, sound business sense, and a strong desire to help others achieve their goals and that by continuing to do things as I always had done them, I was greatly limiting myself and the potential contribution that I could make to the world.