The Fantastic Life

What is Missing from your Job Description

The working world is undergoing massive change right now. Remote positions, flex hours, working at the office, it’s all changing.  I co-wrote a book with Bill Lee called, Chasing Excellence. In the chapter titled, “Everything is Being Disrupted—Except This,” “This” of course, is referring to relationships.
— Build relationships from the first day you work until the last.
— Give more than you expect.
— Be authentic.  Be you.
The world can change all it wants but building lasting relationships will still be at the very top of what I do every day. Seth Godin wrote a great blog talking about this. Read it below with my highlights. 


The Fantastic Life Rule # 3
Build Your Resumes Every Year

How is your relationship resume looking? Where can you spend more time developing the relationships that matter?


Missing from your job description

By: Seth Godin | Published on April 23, 2018

If you’re working in an office, here are some of the checklist items that might have been omitted:

  • Add energy to every conversation—We call it batteries included. – Craig 
  • Ask why
  • Find obsolete things on your task list and remove them
  • Treat customers better than they expect
  • Offer to help co-workers before they ask
  • Feed the plants
  • Leave things more organized than you found them
  • Invent a moment of silliness
  • Highlight good work from your peers
  • Find other great employees to join the team
  • Cut costs
  • Help invent a new product or service that people really want
  • Get smarter at your job through training or books
  • Encourage curiosity. I have written on this topic before. If you want to read the LIFEies, here it is.
  • Surface and highlight difficult decisions
  • Figure out what didn’t work
  • Organize the bookshelf
  • Start a club
  • Tell a joke at no one’s expense
  • Smile a lot.

Now that it’s easier than ever to outsource a job to someone cheaper (or a robot) there needs to be a really good reason for someone to be in the office. Here’s to finding several.

Skip to content