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