What Do You Want to Be Known For?

I’ve always been bad at the question, ‘so what do you do?’ That’s why I ask it on my Renaissance Life Podcast to see how what others say. So far each guest has made it look easy:

“I am a musician.” “I am a designer” “I am a freelancer.”

My problem has always been I don’t just identify with one thing. I’m another multi-something. I’m actively pursuing writing, blogging, music, design, entrepreneurship etc. I love learning, reading, creativity, health, and wellness. Sometimes I so envious of people being able to identify with one thing. (I desire to be a Renaissance Man, but telling someone you’re a Renaissance Man doesn’t go over well at parties. Ha. I might as well put a big fat arrogance sticker on my forehead.)

From the hat you wear to the work you spend your time on, what you do defines you.

  • “Do you see that fuzzy dog right past the dude with Fedora?”
  • “She is a great photographer”
  • “They are designers”

We label others and get labeled ourselves, but have you ever stopped and think to label yourself? 

It’s good to pause every now and then and take a moment to define what defines you.

Define What Defines You.

  • What do you stand for? Your values, principles, beliefs.
  • Who do you want to be associated with?
  • What do you represent with the products you own and the habits you live?
  • What do you want your life to be about?

Q: What do you want to be known for?

I am a changemaker. Someone who pursues the extraordinary with a willingness to push my fears and limits.

I value curiosity, enthusiasm, boldness, resilience, and childlike wonder.

I will be a super-connector. A deep and caring friend to people who label themselves as different: creatives and entrepreneurs alike.

I want to look back on my life and think, ‘wow, what a wild ride’. A life of impact and positive growth.

StayBOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner

Action Steps:

Ask yourself: What do you want to be known for?

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