Would you give them your name, address, and Social Security number?
Would you state your occupation? Would you list your most appealing qualities?
To me the question, Who Am I? has both an infinite number of answers and a single answer.
We are, on one hand, constantly changing entities, responding to different forces around us. We are never the same form one moment to moment, we have varying moods and sides to our personalities, and our beliefs are altered by our experiences, we may at any moment discover new passions, new talents and abilities that completely alter the way we perceive ourselves.
On the other hand, we have a collective unconscious as well as our own personal one. Our Self is not who we think we were. Our Self is not our ego. Our Self rather is who we really are, all of us, both the known and the unknown, the integrated and that which is yet to be integrated. Our perception of ourselves is hence our ego, but our true Self is a great deal more.
In other words, what I am trying to say, don’t become attached to any one idea about yourself, and give your ego an occasional rest from having to carry the burden of your identity.
Lead From Within: Know that you are more than the sum of your parts.
Who Am I? One on One – Leading From Within Coaching Intensive.
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.