You And Your Identity

Looking back at the last post I hope you took some time to relax and put yourself in that safe and curious state. And found some answers to that question that people have been asking themselves for many years “Who am I?”

To assist you in defining yourself, remember that identity is simply what distinguishes you from everyone else. I would like to share a couple of exercises I feel you will enjoy and benefit from.

  1. If you were to do a Google search under your name, what would it say? Would three words just about cover it, or would your epic narrative consume page after page?

Right now, write down the definition you would find if you were to Google your name. Title it “My Google Definition” Take a moment, and let your answers sink in. When you’re ready, move to the next exercise.

  1. If you were to create an ID card that would represent who you truly are, what would be on it – and what would you leave off?
  • Would it include a picture or not?
  • Would you list your vital statistics?
  • Your physical description?
  • Your accomplishments?
  • Your emotions?
  • Your beliefs?
  • Your affiliations?
  • Your aspirations?
  • Your motto?
  • Your abilities?

Take a moment to describe what would be on this identity card and what would be left off in order to show someone who you really are.

Now, take a look at what you’ve written down, at the descriptions you have of your identity – in essence, the story of your life. How do you feel about it? I hope you’re taking a moment right now to really appreciate who you are, to feel the deep emotion that comes with recognition. If you’re noticing that your identity creates pain, know that whatever you call your identity is simply what you’ve decided to identify with, and that in a moment you could change it all. YOU HAVE THE POWER WITHIN YOU RIGHT NOW. In fact, after looking at how identities evolve, you’ll have an opportunity to expand your identity, and therefore your entire life.

In tomorrow’s post we will explore the evolution of an identity, and changing your identity.

Here’s To Your Success,

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

 Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts Here


Jerry Scicchitano
Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.
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