I am irrelevant because: I haven’t been in the (fill in the blank) industry in a long time (or ever).
Here’s a little secret, it’s not about the industry, it’s about how your specific skills fit the task needed in the industry that you want to be a part of. Write a resume for that, create a LinkedIn profile for that! When you speak to your skills they transcend any environment. In fact, I hate that LinkedIn has you choose an industry on your profile. I call BS on that LinkedIn, please change this! The industry does not matter to me, it's the skills that you gather along the way and how they affect whatever business or industry you’re a part of that matters much much more. (If you're a doctor, stay in healthcare, but pretty much everything else you can move around).
I am irrelevant because: I’ve only worked for 1 company OR I’ve worked for the same company for 10/25/35 years.
If you’ve been in the same environment for a long time, there’s a good chance it’s eating away at your confidence. It’s blinding you to your gifts because 1) you’ve been doing the same type of role for so long you don’t think you’re doing anything special and 2) you’re underappreciated because you work in a toxic environment. This environment is similar to being in a bad relationship where somebody constantly says to you nobody else is ever going to love you as much as I do. That’s a scarcity mentality and it makes you think that you're not valuable.
First and foremost if you’ve been with a company more than a few years you’ve typically had at least 1 job change up the corporate ladder. This shows you’ve grown with the company and that you’re loyal. Loyalty still matters. And if the company you’ve been with has gone through a lot of turmoil there's a good chance that you're more comfortable in the unknown and you’ve had to get resourceful. Relevance, party of 1, your table is now available.
I truly hope that if you are saying any of these things to yourself that you now see your value, relevancy, and the spectacular gifts you have that you can provide to your next organization. Promise me today that you will go out in the marketplace and you will share your gifts. If you're still curious about how to do that and want a step-by-step guide to exactly how to do this I want you to join my course waitlist because you, my friend, are relevant.