People ask me all the time “Hey, Jeff, what do you do for a living?”  Actually, that’s not true.  I hardly ever get asked.  Most people just want to talk about themselves and that’s ok.  But when someone DOES ask, I invariably get a little flustered, a little nervous and usually say something to the effect of “I work in training and development” which pretty much ends the conversation chain.  I MIGHT get an “oh” but usually that’s the extent of any curiosity I’ve piqued.  I’m not sure why I’m so inept at describing my profession.  I actually think what I do is pretty darn cool.  I’m just not so good at conveying it.

While I don’t envy their career, necessarily, I do envy how easy it is for others to generate excitement when THEY answer that question.

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