I listen to stories and understand situations to order to provide solutions. To those who are committed I help them create conscious change. This is who I am.
Usually people never ask you who you are. They ask you for your name and your profession. When they ask you about “what you do” they already have an impression who a person must be based on what they do. You are never what you do. You do what you do because that is the best possible way to know how to add value to yourself, your family and your community. You may be providing the service of cleaning clogged up drains, but is that who you are? That is what you do, that is not who you are. We call a person who clears up clogged drains as a plumber but is a person a plumber. That is just what they do to make a living. Minor plumbing issues most of us know how to deal with. Does that make us minor plumbers. We still want to call ourselves by our major line of service. But think about it, is that who you really are?
If you have children then why don’t you call yourself a parent? You have parents why don’t you call yourself a child? Stop identifying with your profession and really know who you are. Next time tell people you are in the business of “….” but never call yourself your trade.
I have heard people say I am Doctor… but they are in fact a dentist or a chiropractor. So, who are you? Define yourself for the next 15 minutes on paper.
Until we meet again, Aloha!