Who Do You Think You Are?

When it comes to sharing your Art with the world (and by that I mean the art, writing, music, healing, or message you’re here to get out into the world), who do you think you are?

A common stumbling block for so many clients is that very thought: “Who do I think I am? What makes me special?”

You’re Not Special

My teacher Sonia once said to me, “You’re not special,” when I was doubting whether or not I was “qualified” to participate in a particular training event.

It made my Enneagram Four-self smile. (In a good way.)

I say this to you too, “You are not special.”

You too, have important pieces of work to share with the world.

Your work is just as important as my work or anyone else’s work.

We each have our part to play, or contribution to make, small or large, far-reaching or local.

Are you doing your part?

Who Do You Think You Are?

Most of us have heard this question, “Who do you think you are?” at some point in our lives, usually when someone else thinks we are getting too big for our britches.

(And most of us could use a little more bigness in this department so it’s too bad that happens, IMHO.)

And yet, having a clear strong sense of who you think you are is a powerful foundation for the choices, actions, decisions, and priorities you make, do, and set in your life.

You’ll make an entirely different set of choices if you think of yourself as a screenwriter or a messenger than if you think of yourself as a mother who can’t find time to write.

Even better: to think of yourself as a successful screenwriter or messenger!

Craft Your Identity Statement

Today in my Claim Your Creative Identity TeleCourse, we’ll be working on defining a clear, delicious Identity Statement that begins with the words, “I Am.”

Like this: “I am a successful, creative writer.”

I’d love to have you play along by posting YOUR statement of identity on the blog (and you’re welcome to join the class today if you’re inspired).

Your Turn

I’d love to hear from you about:

  • What’s your Identity Statement?
  • Who do you think YOU are?

If you’d like some help working on this very topic for yourself — owning and claiming YOUR creative identity, you’ll want to register for my brand new class TODAY, June 28th, called Claim Your Creative Identity. I’d love to have you join me.

Coming Attractions

~> June 28th. Claim Your Creative Calling TeleCourse. That’s TODAY. Register now to reserve your spot and integrate a new behavior or new identity in your life. Details.

 


~> MONDAYS. Right Brain Business Planning with my buddy Kris Carey.

~> FRIDAYS. Sacred writing days. The Do Not Disturb sign is up.

~> Celebrating the 4th of July with my family.

 

Comments

  1. Hi Jenna,

    I’m super loving your newsletters these days. We live in a society that LIKES to keep folks down so they stay willing to shop on weekends, watch tv at night and work at meaningless jobs. It takes an act of emotional courage to break away from that routine.

    Who am I? A wild and disobedient kick-ass personal essayist, inspirational rebel, flamboyant oil painter, karaoke singer and logo wizardess who champions open space, historic buildings, thoughtful conversation, and critical thinking.

    Thanks! G.

    • Jenna says:

      TRULY delightful I am statement. Thank you!

      TV is a wicked trap. I do watch movies on Netflix (how else could I get my sci fi fix?), but I refuse to “pay for television” (no cable, no satellite, etc). :)

    • Heart_Portal says:

      Here, Here! Well stated!

  2. Idara says:

    Thank for this wonderful post Jenna- I often hear a critical voice asking, ” Who are you to envision a reality different than those that have gone before you?” My Identify Statement is as follows: I AM A SUCCESSFUL AND CREATIVELY FULFILLED WRITER AND ENERGY HEALER WHO LIVES PART-TIME IN PARIS. And so it is…

    • Jenna says:

      Idara, So glad you liked it. LOVE your ID statement. It rocks.

  3. Clare says:

    I am extremely gentle, extremely imaginative, with the spirit of a Centaur and the heart of a shieldmaiden.

    Doesn’t describe what I do, but it describes who I am.

  4. Jenna says:

    Clare, that is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it. I LOVE shieldmaiden.

  5. Janet says:

    Love this post! I’ve been getting the message that I’m overstepping my bounds a lot lately, so am feeling a bit…weakened.

    I am a sensitive soul willing to tilt at windmills for a higher cause. No matter who it offends. I think I’ll add shieldmaiden as well. :)

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