Quick! Write down all the roles you play in your life, personal and professional. All the positions you fill. Business owner, athlete, parent, child, partner, friend, sibling, sport coach, director, administrator, care-taker, breadwinner, mechanic, instructor, organizer, social coordinator, confidante, mediator…
One day, I woke up to the realization that I was valued for what I could do in my role more than for who I am. I had delivered in the different roles I played. It cost me. I paid by meeting others’ expectations of what they wanted me to achieve on their behalf.
Freedom comes from sharing who you are no matter what role you play, not the other way around. Playing a role without sharing who you truly are and your unique gifts… deadly.
Look at your list of roles. Which one is the real, deep-down, soul-core You? That’s the You we need more of now.