Personal Ad-Looking for You!


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Want Ad: Person–Desperately Seeking Me

How do you feel about having the lifetime job of being you? Are you happy with your one and only full-time employee? Would you try to hook-up with your life if you read about it in a personal ad?

Write Your Personal Ad To You

Writing can clarify your thinking and can help to sort out your more irrational thoughts and feelings from the facts. 

Here’s an exercise I will challenge you to complete.  Write a personal ad that “factually” advertises your life as it really is now.  Be honest with yourself as you are the only one who will ever read it. 

What do you love about being you? What would you say are your most attractive qualities? What about living your life would make you want to choose it over all the other options out there? (You did choose your life after all!)

Condense it down to your most important elements, just like a personal ad where every word costs you money. Then add a couple of sentences about what you are seeking in this life of yours.  What would make you the most and the best you that only you can possibly be?

Find Yourself

Once you have your ad written, read it over carefully.  Have you met this person lately? Would you respond to this ad if you came across it?  Does it make you want to throw caution to the wind and immediately respond? Does reading about your life peak your curiosity to at least meet yourself for a cup of coffee? Do you sound like you might be your soul-mate?

If your ad has sold you on being you, congratulations!  Take yourself out on a date. The great news is that you get to live happily ever after with you.

Time for a Re-Write?

If you would rather pass over your ad for a more interesting one, then maybe it’s time to consider some new possibilities for your life.  If you’re still breathing, there is still time for a life ad re-write. What can you begin to do today that would be worth writing about in your ad in the near future?

Isn’t life far too short to be boring the one responsible for living it? It’s your job to live the life only you’ve imagined.

Please respond to your own ad.  I hope you find true love with the ad’s writer and live happily ever after.

Feel free to share your ad seeking you in the comments section.  Maybe it will spark someone to fire up his/her life!


About Andrew W Dix, MS, BCC
Author, Board Certified Executive Business Coach, Trainer, Reiss Motivation Profile Master and Private Pilot. Expertise in motivational intelligence, leadership development, strengths, management, coaching, and change management. Available for keynote addresses.

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