why is it so hard to write your own bio?

I’m at it again: updating the bio. I know I do a lot of work. I know a lot of it is interesting and exciting and fun (to me, anyway). So why the heck is it so hard to write it down? Even armed with tips from my colleague Jared Bendis, whose bio-writing skills awe and inspire, I’m still struggling to put into words what it is I actually do.

The occasion of the update is partly that I got a shiny new title: Vice President, NMC Services. Yup, that’s Ms. Veep to you. Although as my co-worker Alan notes, the family is having fun with the change. I got a celebratory clink of wine glasses, and then after that it was all teasing all the time. So that’s how a vice president fixes salad. I would have thought the avocadoes would be more neatly chopped. That looks more like a director’s salad to me… and so on.

Well, back to the bio. Out of curiosity, what do you all think I do?

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4 Responses to why is it so hard to write your own bio?

  1. Alan says:

    You play WoW and spit out hex color code, right?

  2. Gardner says:

    Congrats Ms. Veep. I know what you do. You tell people to get on busses. Then you draw amazing narratives uniting many disparate thoughts into one large inspiring community. And you inspire us all along the way….

  3. ninmah says:

    Well, I don’t play WoW at work, so I don’t think that counts. I guess I could put the hex code thing on there, do you think people will be impressed by that? ;-)

  4. I think many people find it very difficult to write about themselves. I’ve got an article and free template called “How to Write a Short Bio” that makes it much easier. You can see the full template here…

    http://www.becomeacertifiedcoach.com/how_to_write_bio.htm

    Hope the template makes the process easier for folks!

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