What do you typically say when you are introduced to new people? "Hi, I am [insert name + all your roles and accomplishments.]" All great, yes, but is that really who you are?
One thing about me: I love "I am" statements. They're some of the most powerful words you can ever say, sort of like casting mini magical spells. Be careful what you say after "I am" -- but also be sure not to hide in "I am."
I recently had the opportunity to question my typical "I am" statements that I tend to give upon meeting new friends. (PS: Hi, new friends!) I hope you take a look at where I'm going with this and who I am...and embrace who you are as well.
I am a conscious life coach.
I am the host of the Create Your Fate podcast.
I am an Enneagram 7.
I am a dog mom.
I am a SoulCycle Instructor.
I am a fan of wearing black.
I am a co-host of global wellness retreats.
But that’s not who I am.
I am funny.
I am open-minded and fluid.
I am actively working on becoming more vulnerable.
I am deep.
I am overcoming my fear of confrontation.
I am intuitive.
I am opening myself up to love after death and divorce.
I am remembering I once loved to be romantic and write poems.
And I am continuing to discover more about myself daily. It’s the best thing I've ever done and I encourage you to do it too – one thought, one journal entry, one podcast, one book, one conscious conversation at a time.