4 Questions to Establish Vision and Grow Professionally

People will constantly think about their purpose in the professional world and in life as a whole. Do you have clarity in your answer?

Harrison Wendland

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A few years ago, I wrote a piece that many people loved. One of my great friends, Austin Bailey, shared that he saved this piece and actually referred to it. That is one of the highest acts of respect that I’ve ever received.

I wrote about things like goals, rewards, and purpose. Now, I want to expand on the foundation I set and take it deeper. Here is the piece from 2019: 5 Things to Ask the People Closest to You

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past three years since I graduated understanding how the business world works and identifying the best path for myself. I’m still a work in progress and I think I always will be. In the future, when I’m leading a multi-billion dollar organization, I think that I will still consider myself to be a work in progress.

People will constantly think about their purpose in the professional world and in life as a whole. Do you have clarity in your answer?

I’m having many conversations with people to pick their brain, learn from them, connect it with myself, and hopefully add value also.

I’ve met with former CIA directors, founders, VPs of sales, CEOs, consultants, analysts, and so many others. I want to learn. I’m hungry for it.

Recently, yesterday actually, I was just out for lunch with a Senior Product Manager. We met at a concert for Reach Records back in April — a Christian hip-hop concert. I’ve been considering the path of product management so I wanted to see what his experience was like.

Now, I was thinking about the four questions I’m going to highlight but I didn’t find a need to ask any of them explicitly. The conversation just flowed in a way that they were ALL answered.

Throughout the conversation, he revealed to me the professional aspirations he has and also the preferences he has for a…

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Harrison Wendland

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