Written by Jullien

Jullien “The Innerviewer” Gordon is a high performance coach and consultant for organizations, individuals, and teams that want to increase employee performance, motivation, engagement, and retention. His 5 books and trainings as a Founding Partner at New Higher have shifted over 10,000 professionals from high performance by chance to high performance by habit using his “innerviewing” tools and techniques, so that they can understand why they perform high and replicate their success on demand.

“So, what do you do?” It’s the world’s most dreaded question. Few people like to answer it, but everyone asks it. When it is asked you expect some boring answer or pre-recorded pitch. Nobody really listens.

If you like answering it, then you’re either 1. doing what you love or 2. doing what everyone else would love to do even though you don’t like it. If you don’t like answering it, then you probably either 1. hate what you do and don’t know how you ended up there (i.e. underemployed) 2. love what you do, but don’t think other people value it, or 3. are in transition looking for your next move (i.e. unemployed).

All men are created equal, but all men don’t have equal resources when they are created. This inequity informs many of our purposes in that we either choose to SHARE or SECURE. Our purpose can be found by examining:

1. What we DIDN’T HAVE that we think everyone should have in life & seeking to SECURE, and/or
2. What we HAVE that we think everyone should have in life & seeking to SHARE

Every day there are million dollar ideas around us. We see them (movies), hear them (iPod), feel them (air conditioner), taste them (Vitamin water), and smell them (perfume). I would argue that most people have had at least ten $1 million dollar ideas throughout there lives, but why don’t those ideas become reality?