do you have I.D.? it's not what you're thinking....
do you ever think to yourself , "I don't know what I want but I know it's not this" relative to an unfulfilling career or profession? i sure have. does it feel as if the spirit of becoming an entrepreneur just won't leave you alone? coasting through life on autopilot with your eyes wide shut is a sign that you are living unfulfilled. ask yourself if you are doing the type of work that you are most skilled at performing. if any of this sounds familiar then it is time to take a deeper look and find the truest most authentic version of yourself. are you brave enough to confront it and seek it? truth is you have one shot at living your life, this life with intention. you are not doing anyone or yourself any favors by playing small. the single most important gift that you can give yourself is to discover who you are, understand what fulfills you, define yourself in your own terms and live by that standard.
so i ask you, who are you? what's your I.D.? what's your intention declaration?
step zero in creating a fulfilled life is to develop your I.D., your unapologetic declaration of intention to be who you are. what intentions will you declare to the world? how do you intend to use your life and seek no one else's permission or validation? if the entrepreneurial bug has gotten your attention and you are meant to contribute in a far greater capacity than you currently do at your job, then you should explore the opportunity. however, you cannot circumvent the process of knowing exactly who you are and how you exist to serve. it's the foundation that will inform your I.D. and help frame any new options that you undertake. start with your why to develop your who, your what and your how. this will help connect you to the individuals that are best able and willing to assist with revealing your I.D. so that you can forge a platform to standout instead of simply blending in.
questions to ask yourself to create your I.D.:
use these ten questions to assess what you want your intentional life's work to look like. next create a plan of action to pursue your new found purposeful life. begin to consistently do the type of meaningful work that is more representative of your full capabilities. do not wait for someone else to create this work and place it in your lap. no longer will you allow your untapped skills to lie dormant. instead be strategic in identifying job shadow options at work or alternatively, suggest a small scale project to your manager that is a win win win scenario. ensure the project will help your company, positively reflect upon your manager while aligning with your strengths your strengths that you aren't using in your current role. create options for yourself through freelance work or skill volunteer projects to extend your portfolio of experience. aim for small daily wins that will compound into tremendous long-term results of expressing your I.D.
if anyone should ask you what's your I.D. after reading this post, you will know how to answer this question. find it, explore it, live it and be it intentionally.