Daniel Pink asks people a simple question: what is your sentence? This simple question can help people discover who they are or who they want to be. It’s a simple question with a tough answer. Only one sentence? When I sit down to write, I tend to go on for a while even on things I don’t know all that much about. But narrowing down myself? What I want to be? That’s tough. It’s a common problem us college kids face. Along with the common question, “do you have a girlfriend yet?” comes the question, “what are you going to do after graduation?” Sorry grandma, but the answer to those questions are no and I don’t know. However figuring out my sentence may give me a better idea.
To begin figuring this thing out, I’ll answer a few basic questions. What are my top three personal strengths?
- Being a good friend. I care about the people who are close to me.
- Wittiness/quirkiness. I can be strange sometimes but a lot of times it makes people laugh in one way or another.
- Honesty/straightforwardness. I can tell it how it is without including my own opinion.
What are my top three talents?
- Analyzing and writing sports about sports.
- Video games.
- Making YouTube videos.
Core area of expertise:
This is an easy one for me. My expertise is in the Denver Broncos. I can list almost any stat about any player from the team past or present. I enjoy watching the games and I can analyze what they did well and what they need to improve on. I think this goes with what I can do better than anyone else: talk all day about the Denver Broncos or just football in general. (Side note: I can also do the same thing with cars as well. Consider me a car enthusiast.)
The last thing I want to cover is this: what services can I offer that no one else can? I think that would have to be honest news, reporting the facts regardless of my opinion. That being said I think I have my sentence:
He reported the facts during a time when the truth was rare.
This sentence shows who I am as a person with my honesty but also what I want to do eventually as a reporter. I would ultimately like to become a Denver Broncos or NFL sports writer/analyst where I could analyze and express some of my opinion. However news writing may be a stepping stone in that process to becoming a sports writer. That being said, reporting the truth is something that I think is lost in a lot of today’s news in the United States. Most just care about getting it out first, writing what sells regardless of accuracy. I think I could be one of the first to change that.