When you meet someone at a party, an event, in the store, at a school, what do we usually ask? “What do you do?” or if you’re in college, “What’s your major?”
There are many ways in which others define us and we define ourselves:
· Job, title, level;
· Mom, Dad;
· Daughter, son, sibling;
· Aunt, Uncle.
· College, university, and major or degree;
· Home town, city, country;
· Political leaning;
· Causes, volunteer efforts;
· Board roles;
· Combinations and integrations of the above;
· None of the above – something else.
How do you really want to be identified? To be known? You may answer differently depending on where you are in your life and what matters. That’s normal. But when you strip away all your functions and roles, at a very fundamental, who are you? What do you want to be known for? And why?