We are writing our Career Karma Credos. A credo or mission statement helps you stay laser focused on your goals and purpose. It reminds you what you’re here to do and how you want to feel. It keeps you on track and motivated to keep moving along your path.
Last week we initiated the process. I posed the questions: Who are you really? What do you love about yourself? What are your strengths and passions?
This is a hard one for me to answer. I don’t often take the long view, so asking myself big-picture questions like this is confounding. But, reflecting on what you love about yourself calls up the power you need to keep going and the proof you need to rest confidently in the fact that you can handle whatever comes your way. So, who am I really?
I am constantly in motion. I am someone who prefers to feel accomplished over well-rested. I will wake up early to be alone. I love the freedom of solitude almost as much as I love being with my family. I am happier now, out on the ledge of uncertainty, than I ever was secure in the knowledge that my next paycheck would be issued on the second and fourth Friday of every month. I’ve realized that even in that, there are no guarantees. That’s not something I expected of myself. I continue to be surprised by my faith that everything is working out. And I am absolutely certain that my experiences, training and intuition enable me to be a powerful example and guide for women looking to transform the way they feel about their purpose in life and in their careers.
What did you come up with?
This week, we’re going to focus on the words that really light us up. Which words speak to your heart, your head, and your soul? When you think about your life, what do you stand for? What do you embody? What are you becoming? Who are you at your core?
Make a list of words that do something to you when you say them. Dance with language. Play with participles. Enjoy! Then come back and share with us what you’ve found.