Tag Archive: Anti-Résumé


Happy 1st Birthday, Blog!

I just realized that I really started blogging exactly a year ago.

I didn’t change a thing since I began, so you can see how it began.

I was inspired by Angela Lussier and her mind-crunching book The Anti-resumé Revolution.

I eventually had a talk with her and became the european head honcho of The Anti-résumé revolution — just a résumé which is anything but a dull white page of paper— and started this blog to keep my audience updated on the boiling ideas coming their way.

I never changed my blog’s subtitle, but re-named it Commonplace as I thought the blog was delving into many more topics than just staffing/job hunting/hiring.

It is also a reference made to Michel de Montaigne who was always keeping with him a book of daily thoughts, questions, learning, etc for further reading and thinking. Something that would be commonplace for him.

This morning, I read Seth Godin’s blog and mulled upon it for a while.

Why did I started blogging in the first place? Simply put: I love writing, especially on my iPhone or iPad. Just writing and redefining writing with each post.

There is no competition with other bloggers. There is cooperation instead, and I really wish to see “self-centurd” blog owners begin to understand what a tribe, no matter how small it is, can do.

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Invert the tragedy to come…

“Invert the tragedy to come, and reclaim your future.
This is a call to arms, one quest at a time.”

Do you know the Swedish band In Flames? I just quoted one of their songs.

“Move through me” is the title of the song those lyrics are to be found in.

Let me ask you: What moves through you?
What is your burning desire?

Have you done something yet to achieve it?

If not, you’ll better start. Now.

There is no better place to start than where you are, no better time to start than NOW.

Have you been wishing, waiting, sighing for so long you can’t even remember?

Let’s have a bit of fun. Come with me through space and time.

We’ll start by the end. The solution. Your dream. Where you want to be.
Define it. What is it. What does it take to get it?

Once you have it clearly defined, ask yourself what is the step just before. Define it. Repeat until you reach the present. Where you’re now.

Make a clear difference: “The Now” is ABSOLUTE. Where you are now is relative.

When I told you that the best moment to start is now, I meant that it is relative. It is relative and personal. It is YOUR now.

There’s only one you. There’s only one me.

Makes sense? I hope so!

The tragedy is inverted. The tragic part is what will happen if you’re not proactive at all!

To coin a weird sentence again: “Know where you’re going from.”

I’m sure that what I wrote in a vague way will keep you away from NOT thinking.

Remember: I’m there to destroy the status quo. I live by my rules. Not by the rules a corporate world set and started to feed me with since my first day in school.

I respect and encourage those who feel good with their jobs to NOT quit.

I kick the butts of those who wish they could quit. They can. There is a transition period. Always. Don’t get discouraged. Phasing off is never easy.

Starting your own gig out of nothing is at your own risks.

The tragedy would be to have you failing.

There’s not ONE ABSOLUTE DEFINITION of failure.

It all comes down to your priorities and your values.

I’m not preaching. We don’t have to all be entrepreneurs. This is not what I want, this is not something I force you to become.

Follow me if you want.

Enough for this time. Next post, we’ll explore what “working ON” and “working IN” means.

Hint: it’s not the same.

Do you know that I know that you don’t know?

I’m both a job seeker (I was a pro session drummer. I had to quit due to severe neurologic issues- it let me time to think, that’s the great part-) and the leader of the Anti-Resume Revolution “à la française”!

Angela Lussier already released a book Seth Godin mentioned! You have to read it!

“The Anti-Resume Revolution.”

Back to my blurbs:

French people amaze me. They’re afraid of absolutely everything new or different.

And they expect to find a job. Not a job they love. Just a medium to have enough bucks to eat and pay their bills.

They expect mediocrity.

Here in France, we’re fed with brochures and meetings and advice telling us to be the shiniest-brand-spanking new cog in a machine, using “out the f*** over capacity outdated CV models”.

Don’t be a Linchpin or you’ll be hanged…thrown stones at…or perhaps be burnt.

It is insane, I tell you.

They should all know it

Everyone knows that the best way to learn how to write…is to write.

Yet in our corporate world, nobody seems to know that the best way to learn how to work…is to work!

Patrons (or any people hiring people for what they can’t do themselves) are SLAYING MASSIVELY incredible, indispensable creative and talented people because they do not “fit in”.

Soon enough, there won’t be any cogs anymore (you know, what schools are made for, creating fearful cogs), the giant machine will be dead and everybody will have to shift for another model.

In the meanwhile, the slaughter continues.

Can you stand still waiting for it to pass?
I can’t. That’s why I’m leading a branch of very active people to put an end to all of that.

Angela Lussier is already doing an excellent job leading the “Anti-Résumé Revolution.”

Make a Google search for it.