Who am I?
I wonder how many times you’ve asked yourself the question, “Who am I?”
When you think about it why do you need to know?
Is it because you’re feeling a bit confused? Or have you lost your direction?
Or do people treat you in different ways at different times.
It is actually a basic need that we have to know who we are.
In this week’s video a dig a bit deeper into this question “Who am I?” Watch the video and ask yourself the questions below:
Our roles are not our identity
When we think about our identity we often think of simply our roles. For example, I’m a mother, I’m a gran, I’m just a housewife or I’m a business owner. However, if you think about it you are actually a lot more than your role and it’s really important to know who you are.
Here is an example of some questions you could ask yourself once you’ve stated your role
For example – I’m a business owner
- Who am I that is more than that?
- Who am I that’s not a business owner?
I think I’m a coach, I’m a mum, I’m a helper, I’m a fixer, I’m a supporter and actually if you take it to it’s limit then I’m someone who enjoys every minute of my life.
Our identity is a whole system of our ideas and our experiences.
I was recently reading a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear and one of the take aways I got from that book was – what we do actually creates who we are.
So, if we are doing habits that create who we are is that who we actually want to be? Moreover, if we are not who we want to be because we’ve got these habits that are creating that person, then let’s create the person we want to be and match the habit to go with that.
If you’d like to find out a little more about who you are and use it to go forward and be the person you want to be then book an appointment here. My phone number is 07973 635102 if you want to access a free half hour with me or you can book it on the above link.
See you next week
Dr Bridget – Enjoying helping people understand themselves
If you’d like to learn more techniques to empty your head or get clear about what’s in you head, I have a couple of spaces left on my next NLP Practitioner course which runs over two lots of 4 days. 30/7/21-2/8/21 plus 20-23/8/21 – click here for further information