So You Want To Be A Visionary

  • Category: Positioning

You’re at a cocktail party and a confident guy strolls over, drink in hand and introduces himself: “Hi, I’m Ted and I’m a visionary. What do you do?”

Happens all the time, right?

Of course not (and if it does, you need new friends).

So why are Twitter and LinkedIn bios littered with titles like “visionary”, “futurist” and “thought leader”?

Don’t get me wrong—those can be worthy titles and we can be rightly thrilled when someone refers to us that way.

But they are not titles we get to bestow upon ourselves.

We must SHOW that we’re worthy. Put in the miles to create something remarkable.

And then count on our tribe to draw the right conclusions.