I just bought ChatGPT after reading half of a Kindle e-book on how to query the tool. And I came across this neat feature where we can ask ChatGPT to tell a story about triumph over odds. So, I thought, “Why not ask ChatGPT for disability-related triumph stories relevant to The Voice Magazine and AU students?”
I’m on a three-day free trial of ChatGPT, which will turn into a $7/week payment plan, although I had the option to buy lifetime access for about $50. I purchased ChatGPT because I saw value after reading half the e-book and trying the tool. So far, it’s impressive.
So, with that said, here are my queries and ChatGPT’s responses:
First, as I love our fellow Voice writer’s, Elisa’s, spiritual articles, I asked, “In about 200 words, tell a story about a woman in a wheelchair who goes on to become a spiritually enlightened business tycoon and world renown hero to all people who have paraplegia.”
ChatGPT replied, “Once upon a time in the bustling city of New York, there lived a woman named Amelia. Amelia had been a wheelchair user since a tragic accident in her youth. Still, she never allowed her physical limitations to define her potential. As she grew older, she discovered a passion for spirituality and personal growth. She believed that her disability could not stop her from achieving greatness and embarked on a journey to prove her point.
“Amelia started by creating a business empire that provided accessible resources and opportunities for people with disabilities. She began with a small online store selling adaptive clothing and products designed to make life easier for those in similar situations. Her dedication to helping others and her keen business acumen quickly turned her venture into a thriving enterprise.
“As her empire grew, Amelia became a well-known figure in entrepreneurship. She leveraged her success to raise awareness for the unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. Through her efforts, she improved their lives and inspired countless others to overcome their limitations.
“In her quest for spiritual enlightenment, Amelia traveled the world, learning from various cultures and religions. She incorporated her newfound wisdom into her business, imbuing her products and services with a sense of compassion and understanding. This holistic approach resonated with customers, making her brand synonymous with empowerment and self-improvement.
“Amelia’s journey soon caught the attention of the global media, and she became a symbol of hope and perseverance for paraplegic individuals everywhere. Her story of triumph over adversity inspired millions, making her a hero in the eyes of many.
“Amelia’s indomitable spirit and unwavering determination to make the world a better place for people with disabilities made her a spiritually enlightened business tycoon and a world-renowned hero for all people with paraplegia.”
I then asked ChatGPT for 50 more words of details on how Amelia built her wealth. It said, “Amelia built her wealth by identifying a market gap for disability-focused products and services. She started with an online store selling adaptive clothing and expanded into accessible travel, home modifications, and assistive technologies. Her strong brand identity, business acumen, and commitment to empowering others led to a global enterprise and significant wealth.”
So, inspired, I had to ask ChatGPT a question on a different topic: “Tell a 200-word story of a mother who helps her autistic son beat all odds and become an internationally renowned success.”
ChatGPT replied, “Sarah had always known that her son, Jack, was special. From a young age, he struggled with social interactions and had difficulty communicating with others. When Jack was diagnosed with autism, Sarah was devastated. But she refused to let her son’s diagnosis define him.
“Sarah knew that Jack was passionate about music, so she spent hours teaching him how to play the piano. At first, he struggled to understand the concepts, but eventually, he began to excel. Sarah encouraged Jack every step of the way, and soon he was composing his music.
“Despite the challenges that came with his autism, Jack’s talent could not be denied. He began to perform at local concerts, and his music quickly gained a following. Sarah knew that her son had what it took to become a success, so she worked tirelessly to help him achieve his goals.
“With Sarah’s help, Jack’s music career took off. He released several successful albums and toured worldwide, playing for sold-out crowds. His music touched the hearts of millions and inspired countless others to pursue their dreams, no matter what obstacles they faced.
“Sarah beamed with pride as she watched her son perform on stage, knowing she had helped him beat all odds and become an internationally renowned success. She knew that Jack’s journey had been difficult, but she was grateful for every moment they shared.”
So, I asked, “What if Jack has no real talents but has severe autism? What are ten ways he can become wealthy and highly successful through his mom’s support?”
ChatGPT replied: “If Jack has severe autism and no particular talents, there are still ways for him to become wealthy and successful with his mother’s support. Here are ten potential options:
- Starting a business: With his mother’s guidance and support, Jack could explore starting a business that aligns with his interests and skills. This could include anything from a home-based craft business to a digital marketing agency. [I’ve seen documentaries on people with severe disabilities starting businesses with familial or community support.]
- Investing: If Jack has financial resources, he could invest his money in stocks, real estate, or other assets. His mother could help him research investment options and make informed decisions. [This seemed a little out there for someone with severe autism, but anything is possible.]
- Online freelancing: Jack could leverage his skills and interests by offering his services as a freelancer online. This could include anything from writing to graphic design to virtual assistance.
- Social media influencing: With his mother’s help, Jack could build a following on social media and become an influencer. This could lead to paid sponsorships, partnerships, and other opportunities. [This might be possible!]
- Online tutoring: Jack could offer his tutoring skills to students online. This could include anything from math to music lessons. [This didn’t seem like the most realistic suggestion for someone with severe autism unless it’s peer-to-peer or Jack’s got a knack for some topic. But again, anything is possible!]
- Affiliate marketing: Jack could earn a commission by promoting other people’s products online. His mother could help him identify products that align with his interests and audience. [This is entirely possible.]
- E-commerce: Jack could start an online store selling products he is passionate about. His mother could help him with product research, marketing, and sales. [This is quite possible, too!]
- Writing a book: With his mother’s support, Jack could write a book about his experiences with autism. This could serve as inspiration for others and lead to speaking engagements and other opportunities.
- Public speaking: Jack could become a motivational speaker, sharing his experiences with autism and inspiring others to overcome their challenges. His mother could help him with speech preparation and booking speaking engagements.
- Volunteering: Jack could volunteer his time and skills to organizations that align with his interests and passions. His mother could help him identify volunteer opportunities and connect with organizations.”
I then asked a new question: “What are fifteen steps a woman with mental illness with a marketing degree could take to become a Chief Marketing Officer for an oil and gas company?”
ChatGPT replied, “Becoming a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for an oil and gas company can be a challenging and competitive goal, but with dedication and perseverance, it’s certainly possible. Here are 15 steps a woman with a marketing degree and mental illness could take to achieve this goal:
- Research the industry: Begin by researching the oil and gas industry, its marketing trends, and the companies within it.
- Build a strong network: Developing a strong professional network can help open doors and provide valuable insights into the industry. Join professional organizations, attend networking events, and connect with industry professionals on LinkedIn.
- Gain experience: Start by gaining experience in marketing and related fields. Consider internships, entry-level positions, or freelance work to build your skills and resume.
- Pursue advanced education: Consider pursuing a master’s degree in marketing or a related field to gain an edge in the job market.
- Identify target companies: Research oil and gas companies with job openings for CMOs or related positions and make a list of target companies.
- Customize your resume: Tailor your resume to highlight your experience and qualifications for the specific job you are applying for.
- Prepare for interviews: Research the company and prepare for possible interview questions. Practice your responses and prepare examples of your accomplishments.
- Consider disclosing mental illness: While not required, disclosing mental illness can help employers understand your needs and make accommodations if necessary. [From my view, please do not take this advice! If there is one piece of advice I wish to leave us with, it’s not to disclose one’s mental illness. From my experience, diversity hiring is not biased in favor of mental illnesses. Let our merits speak for themselves, as revealing a mental illness makes us targets.]
- Focus on strengths: Focus on your strengths and skills. Emphasize your creativity, adaptability, and problem-solving skills.
- Build a personal brand: Build a strong personal brand by developing a professional online presence, showcasing your work, and engaging with your professional network.
- Be persistent: The job search process can be long and frustrating. Stay persistent and keep applying to job openings.
- Consider alternative paths: If you are having difficulty finding a job as a CMO, consider other related positions that can help you gain experience and work your way up.
- Seek therapy and support: Managing mental illness can be challenging; seeking treatment and support can help you manage your symptoms and cope with your job search and work stresses.
- Advocate for mental health: Use your platform to advocate for mental health awareness, reduce stigma, and promote positive mental health practices in the workplace.
- Celebrate small successes: Celebrate small successes, such as landing an interview or receiving positive feedback. This can help you stay motivated and focused on your long-term goal of becoming a CMO.”
And lastly, I had to ask a follow-up question to an earlier query, “What are ten steps a Christian woman in a wheelchair can take to become a Chief Executive Officer of a large public company?”
ChatGPT responded, “Becoming a CEO of a large public company is a challenging goal for anyone, regardless of their background or circumstances. However, it is possible to achieve this goal with dedication and hard work. Here are ten steps a Christian woman in a wheelchair can take to become a CEO of a large public company:
- Develop a strong foundation: Build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills essential for a CEO. This includes skills in leadership, communication, strategy, financial management, and decision-making.
- Network: Build a strong network of contacts in your industry. Attend conferences, industry events, and other networking opportunities to meet people who can help you advance your career.
- Build a strong resume: Build a strong resume that highlights your skills and accomplishments. This includes your education, work experience, and any other relevant experience or training.
- Develop a strong personal brand: Develop a strong personal brand that communicates your strengths, values, and vision. This can include creating a personal website, writing a blog, or publishing articles related to your industry. [If we subscribe to the free newsletters from HARO (Help a Reporter Out), we can make pitches to be included in reporters’ articles. This tactic is excellent for personal branding purposes. But here is a secret: pitch an article on one of the topics presented by “Authority Magazine.” If they accept, the entire article, interview style, will be about you—perfect for personal branding.]
- Set clear goals: Set clear goals for your career, and develop a plan for achieving them. This includes short-term and long-term goals and identifying the steps needed to achieve them.
- Build a strong team: Building a solid team around you becomes increasingly important as you advance in your career. This includes hiring and developing talented individuals who can support you as CEO.
- Embrace technology: As a woman in a wheelchair, embracing technology that can help you overcome physical barriers is essential. This includes tools and devices that can help you communicate, access information, and perform your job more efficiently.
- Advocate for yourself: Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself and your needs in the workplace. This includes requesting accommodations and support when necessary and speaking up when your needs are unmet.
- Build a support system: Build a support system of friends, family, and colleagues who can provide emotional support and encouragement as you pursue your goals.
- Stay true to your faith: As a Christian woman, staying true to your faith and values as you pursue your career goals is essential. This includes seeking guidance and wisdom from God and using your talents and abilities to serve others.”
These results seemed too similar to those about the woman with mental illness becoming a CMO. However, we can alter the wording of our ChatGTP query to gain new results. And we can redo queries as often as we like to generate different results–until we’re happy. But there seems to be a limit to how many searches we can do on ChatGPT in one day. It said I reached the limit for ChatGPT 4 searches and switched to ChaptGPT 3.5.
But, with all the above queries, I’ve come to enjoy the power of ChatGPT. It even lets us continue a thought, such as, “Please provide more detail about steps Amelia can take to earn over a million annually.” ChatGPT automatically knows we’re referencing the prior query results.
I also queried ChatGPT on how an economical book could be published and grown into a multi-million dollar empire. The results were so good they could be a section of a marketing strategy for a book proposal.
But what if everyone querying ChatGPT receives the same advice? And is it the case that a woman in a wheelchair would only gain wealth and fame through selling disability-related products? What about products utterly unrelated to disability but instead related to her passions? Those questions make for excellent follow-up queries to ChatGPT. And if we’re in a rut, we can query ChatGPT, receive instant feedback, and quickly re-establish our goals. ChatGPT thinks as big as we do! And if we believe anything is possible, ChatGPT thinks so, too. So, let’s map out our dreams and goals with an instant coach and get busy making our first million!