“You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Many people fall into a pattern – a rhythm, and it is detrimental cycle. A pattern of defining oneself by their occupation or material possessions is a growing problem. Think about it, it is often one of the first questions asked and answered when people first meet each other: “What do you do?” What’s worse is that people then categorize you based on that answer. It’s generally how people view themselves… titles, roles and labels.
People are so much more than these things though, and it is time we realize that. It is important to know who YOU are and what you ARE CAPABLE OF.
If you are to think of two children meeting each other for the first time, a hypothetical question would be if they like red firetrucks or soccer. The conversation would only be positive and innocent. We, as adults, have become caught up in trying to put a facade on. As the popular quote goes, “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.”
Who you are is:
Who you are when nobody else around. Do you sing in the shower? Have a hidden talent people wouldn’t know about? Play Eric Clapton on your guitar for hours?
Who you are is that inner child just waiting to burst out and show the world how truly awesome and unique you are. To some, releasing that inner child and confidence comes naturally, and these are the most successful beings on the planet. Elon Musk, Tony Robbins, Richard Branson… to name a few.
You already have everything you need to be the best you can be inside of you. What are you waiting for to use it?
Calm seas may be more comfortable, but when there’s no wind, the boat can’t sail forward.
I want you to unleash your inner confidence so that you can be the best version of yourself, and be able to answer the question, “Who are you,” with ease. If it seems like these days you are defining yourself by your external environment, I want to connect with you and open your eyes. Shoot me an e-mail, schedule a FREE empowerment session. let’s connect.