Although I identify publicly as a journalist, I have my hand in a LOT of different pies. Here are some of the pieces, below:
The major connection between all of these is an interest in Happiness, defined as meaning (purpose or mission), quality of life (health, relationship strength), self-expression (creativity, etc.) and growth (learning & becoming better). I am fascinated with redefining success, deconstructing staid social and personal paradigms and reverse engineering an awesome, creative, deep, mission oriented life.
LAUNCHING in 2016/2017:
Podcast (involving interviews with top thought leaders)
Book on happiness in 2017 published by St. Martin's Press
New website (with newsletter) on happiness
Speaking tour in late 2016/2017
Small online retail website with awesome creative products involving happiness
Consulting with companies and private clients primarily on press strategy but also on their own happiness & life design
Articles in major newspapers & magazines
Sponsorships / Spokesperson deals with companies (not just for me, but for the clients that I manage)
Advisorships to startups (I have at least 4-5 going at any given time)
Events/dinners/weekends/trips/salons that I throw on a monthly basis
WHIP SMART: intelligence matters. I appreciate book smarts (and books in general), but what is MOST important is how it manifests in the real world. This isn't just your IQ - but also your street smarts and your EQ, and how they work in synergy with each other.
Yes, you'll be my assistant, but I'm not looking for someone who is just responding to my requests. I'm looking for a teammate and someone who wants to grow with the position. As such, you must be able to proactively solve complex problems smoothly, gracefully, efficiently (not NASA complex, mind you - but if I ask you to find a contact for a particular company, you should't say "how do I do that?" Figure it out. Nearly everything can be figured out if you're smart & creative & persistent enough.)
I work with VERY high level people. Anyone who works with me will be dealing with everyone from billionaires to tv stars to well-known startup entrepreneurs. I expect extreme discretion and confidentiality. (You will be asked to sign an NDA)
HIGHLY CREATIVE: Not so much that you can decoupage, but that you know how to find innovative solutions to complex problems. Your brain makes beautiful leaps to epic conclusions, and you can weave together disparate threads into a brilliantly creative quilt of awesome.
You could have been an event organizer or a party planner or a wedding doula - you have that skill set. Some of what I do is organizing events with really fascinating people in really interesting places. You'll need to be able to handle logistics and also brainstorm creative activities.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES:
You must be able to run big projects effectively and efficiently - which takes immense intellectual capacity for structural and process organization. Meaning: how do you break down a big project into smaller steps, and complete those steps on deadline? How do you integrate the necessary people into the process, to make sure they are informed and have all that they need? etc.
You must be able to write intelligently, and the ability to edit well is a major plus. Yes, that means grammar and no typos - but I'm also looking beyond that to truly brilliant writing and editing.
You will be communicating with some very high level people in both written communications and verbal communications, and need to be able to conduct yourself beautifully and intelligently.
This can range from being able to design (at least enough so you can put together a good looking deck, presentation, etc.) to being able to manage social media, to being up on the latest apps, to being able to upload content.
The ability to treat others well, with consideration and kindness, is paramount in this job.
Mission alignment is the key to success in business (and romantic) partnerships. ;-) My mission is to be an exuberant force for good, opening people’s hearts to deeper connection with one another, inspiring them to greater heights in their creative self-expression and galvanizing them to lead a life of meaning, inquiry, self-discovery and service to their own unique path and purpose.
- Get shit DONE
- Love to laugh
- Are FUN
- Want to do BIG things with your life
- You are awesome at planning EPIC adventures
BONUS POINTS if you have ...
CARE ABOUT HEALTH
INTERESTED IN SPIRITUALITY
INTERESTED IN PERSONAL GROWTH
CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
EMAIL LIST KNOWLEDGE
ABILITY TO PUT TOGETHER A BADASS WEBSITE
VIDEO OR AUDIO EDITING SKILLS
PHOTOGRAPHY or PHOTO EDITING SKILLS