As I watched the movie « Everything Everywhere All At Once » bring in the Oscar for best picture, I applauded the vision of the Academy members who voted for this film.
It’s the story of a middle-aged Chinese immigrant who is swept up into an insane adventure. According to Google, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. At its core it’s a story about emigration and the relationship between mother and daughter.
There were times when I was befuddled and other times when I just laughed out loud.
What struck me most though was not that it was so bizarre or funny, but that it is poignantly true of the world we live in today. Volatile, uncertain, and so chaotic as to appear almost absurd.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won the award for best original screenplay; and as the film won the Oscar for Best Picture, Daniel Kwan commented out loud, how could he possibly keep up, writing something that takes hours when the online world moves in seconds!
Mic drop! There it is folks. How do we keep up when the world is changing so fast?
How do we keep our skills current?
How do we communicate effectively with potential employers?
How do we know what it is we want to do in this ever-changing, bizarre new world?
There are so many ways to answer these questions. But really, there is simply one answer, and that is to look at the only possible common denominator – YOU.
You are the only one who defines who you are and what you do. And this is what you need to communicate everywhere in all the ‘multiverses’, in all your social media, and with every person you speak with.
My advice to you is to reflect deeply on who you are and what you enjoy. Come up with the positive attributes that define you, all of your accomplishments. Add to that your unique personality traits. Then we can have a conversation about how to translate these into something that will help you land that ideal job or dream career.