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I am who I am until I create who I want to be
A little message on getting specific so people get you
“Being there”: Did you ever see Peter Sellers in the movie “Being There”? I strongly recommend watching this quirky yet introspective flick. It really masters the topic about Endowing your life – being the person YOU want to be, no matter what other people think.
It's confusing sometimes to know how we are supposed to get out there. Is there a road map to follow? Many of us search for the answers, or the stepping stones to take. We ask others, we search within ourselves, looking for the road map. (Surely the universe has a plan for me?)
But there is no plan we can all follow that is the same.
There is no true road map that can be one blueprint for all, because we are all different and unique, and the business is always changing, so we can’t just follow what was done before.
But nothing is done unless you endow it first. You BE it. You have to BE the person before you can DO anything. Just by being that person you will begin to think in the right way, and your intentions will manifest to action and immense creativity, which then brings opportunity and an amazing adventure.
There are no cosmic lessons to learn by sticking to a mundane life and only dreaming.
You need to enact!
No reason to rationalize the why-nots.
Be courageous and be self-defining, before people define you.
It all starts with these two questions:
Who do you want to become?
And What Do You Want?
When you’ve been able to answer these, you have pretty much worked out most of how to get it, because by really investigating the answers, knowing it, and writing it down, begins the magical journey of achieving your dreams.
And when you get clear with all that, then you need to TELL people all about it.
This is part of Branding yourself to the world, and, guess what: you are allowed to re-invent yourself as to the person you want to be, and the person you want the world to know about. But there is a bit of inner work to get there.
It’s easy to say, “oh I know who I am!”
It took me decades to know who I am today, and I am still trying to figure myself out.
I’ve re-incarnated myself into different careers MANY times over, trying on new things. I started out as a school teacher. Did you know that? Then I became an TV producer. Then an Event producer. Then a professional musician/singer/songwriter. Then a coach. Then an executive leader in technology. An author. A speaker.
There’s a lot I still don’t know about myself, but what I do know, is that when I make a decision on a path, I am ALL IN. And I am ALL OF IT.
Are you all in on yourself?
What are your passions?
Have you reinvented yourself lately? Who are you today?
Here’s the crux people - having all of it is great. But people get CONFUSEDDDDDDDD. You have to spoon feed people as to who you are, so they can somehow fit you into that box in their mind and understand you. I’m sorry to break it to you.
So while you can be all of it - yes you can - you have to have your BRANDING straight for the different clients/customers/employers/investors/friends. You have to be rather narrow and specific in your branding. That doesn’t mean you can’t have several identities. But it’s really important to be able to communicate your NARRATIVE about WHO you are > WHAT you do > HOW you do it > and WHY you do it.
And that my friends is Branding 101.
I have a new online mini workshop called Building Your Brand where I literally lay this all out and help you build your branding statement.
You can take it at your own time, at your own pace. It’s pretty dope.
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"What you must dare is to be yourself." - Dag Hammarskjold