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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Introducing...The Anti-Bio

Inspired by Drea Knufken at BusinessPundit.com.

For those of you having trouble putting down your accomplishments in a CV, resume, or traditional biography, try a new exercise: The Anit-Bio.

This is my attempt here:

J Cleveland Payne hates his bio. While he is extremely proud of all his accomplishments, he hates having to take the time to write them down.

Payne has always been more comfortable being a little bit socially awkward, and spent the bulk of his life trying to prove to others that he was a slacker, and his master plan to accomplish this was by working hard at every day at making sure the job was always done to the best level possible (not one of his more well thought out plans, but he’s had worse). From this, Payne acquired a work ethic that is second to no one, and the ability to outperform in just about any task put in front of him. Payne has never let minor details like lack of talent, resources, or authority get in the way of getting the job done.

Payne has come up with a title to describe his work self: Reluctant Jack Of All Trades Looking To Become A Master In Something. Current goals are to survive the week without killing someone. Future goals include becoming a college business professor (small school, junior college, or vo-tech), a consultant for businesses and personal development, a certified fitness instructor, a certified life, life coach, and a radio talk host (a regular radio talk show host with a regular gig...and getting paid for it).

Payne created “10 Rules For Life” as a basis of his personal beliefs and motivation, but his simply life goal is to live a life by the Yiddish word chutzpa, to live without apologies.

Payne works best when he is in the capacity of being a catalyst, able to make things around him work better without changing, or at least overly taxing, himself. He also works fairly well as a filter or gatekeeper, keeping unwanteds of various kinds out and only allowing the wanted or not-necessarily-wanted-but-necessary in.

Payne believes you can't judge anything, especially life, on a scale of 1 to 10 unless you begin with something that is worth a one and something that's worth a 10, and a lot of things in between.

Payne likes to think of himself as being in the people business. His products are tools and systems used to help people get their business off the ground and keep them in gear.

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