Building a puzzle is entertaining. You have a bunch of pieces that you have to put together and when you’re don, you have a beautiful picture made by yourself.
When you start building the puzzle the first thing you do is to put the pieces into a big table and one by one, looking into the example’s picture, you start putting them together. Here we can consider two points: (1) pieces have different shapes, so there are some of them that can’t be together; and (2) you don’t only have to consider the shape but also the picture it has. Otherwise, even if the shape fits, the final results would be weird.
In reality, building a puzzle is like building careers. You have several pieces of your puzzle and you try to fit them in other puzzles to complete a picture. It turns out that three things can happen:
1) You’ve got the wrong shape and the wrong picture
2) You’ve got the right shape and the wrong picture—or vice versa.
3) Your piece match perfectly in every way.
When looking for a job or project, you can find yourself in one of these three situations. Most of the times, when you’re not able to find a gig is because you’re looking in the wrong puzzles. Knowing the kind of shape and picture you have in your pieces, makes it way easier to find a puzzle where you can fit yours. And by doing that, you’re able to complete a puzzle that looks beautiful. That means that you bring value by putting your piecethere.
Sometimes, you can think that the problem is you, but almost always not being able to find a gig is because you’re looking in the wrong places.
Mark Zuckerberg fits perfectly as the CEO of Facebook, but he’d probably be a bad fit for IBM. In the end, the narrative is up to you.
And you can always build your own puzzle.