A Mother’s Wisdom
As a kid, my mom used to tell us when we left the house “Remember who you are and be a blessing”.
It was her way of saying to us to be a good person … Have high standards, be a person of character, be kind, be joyful, be loving, stand for something that matters, and be a peaceful presence wherever you go.
It’s about knowing yourself (warts and all) and having a system for oneself to manage your body, soul, and spirit well.
Today, as a grown woman and a business owner, I still think about this saying often …
Throughout everything we face on a daily basis, we’re not just building businesses, we’re building BRANDS. And branding is about SYSTEMS.
Mom’s reminder was part of our family’s household SYSTEM to elevate and call attention to a priority bigger than “playing in the yard” or “building a business.”
“Remembering who we are” means having a deep and authentic understanding of ourselves, including our values, beliefs, passions, strengths, and weaknesses. It involves recognizing and embracing our unique qualities, experiences, and perspectives.
It’s about controlling our state and showing up as our best selves while performing, whatever the activity may be.
At the same time, remembering who we are also means acknowledging your imperfections and areas for growth. It means being open to opportunities for self-transformation… Constantly learning and taking feedback to help us grow and flourish as leaders.
As business owners, remembering who we are can benefit us in many ways …
1. We Make Better Decisions.
When we have a solid understanding of who we are and what we are trying to achieve, we’re more likely to make better choices, using our non-negotiables as a north star to guide our daily actions and decisions so we can reach our goals faster.
By focusing on what matters, we’re less likely to get sidetracked or swayed by external pressures or influenced by others.
Remembering who you are can bring a sense of purpose, direction, and fulfillment to your life. It can help you make decisions that align with your values and passions, and give you the confidence to pursue your goals and dreams.
2. We Build Stronger Relationships.
Having a clear sense of identity means we’re more likely to communicate our needs, wants, and boundaries effectively, which naturally attracts like-minded people who share similar values and beliefs.
3. We Become More Resilient.
Having a clear vision is key, but a big part of it is staying true to our vision and ourselves, even in the face of challenges, criticism, or external pressures to conform. It means holding onto those identities, values, and beliefs, even when faced with external change or adversity.
Being self-aware means we’re cognizant of our strengths and accepting of our weaknesses … We’re not afraid to reach out for help when we need it. This makes us better equipped to handle challenges.
Paired with a solid sense of purpose and direction to keep us motivated and focused during difficult times, we can get back on track and recover from setbacks faster.
Developing yourself as a strong Visionary Leader is a process, and remembering who you are is a step you can take every day to make sure you’re on the right path!
At Organize to Scale™, we use the DISC Personality Assessment along with a Visionary Test to answer the question … how can we help you develop as a strong Visionary Leader?
If you want to know how you score and get a personal review with our Business Growth Coach who is DISC Certified, we got you covered!
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