How do you show up in the world, in your work, in your life? Do you arrive to a meeting with a persona or are you 100% you? What about your voice? Are you able to control it according to the situation or is it a dead giveaway to how you feel? I’ve been thinking a lot about who I am and how I show up. As I read the latest book by Twyla Tharp, the concept of persona plays with my mind. Can I be who I am or do I need to compartmentalize who I am and what I want? So many questions as I explore the world of voices, personas, and values in today’s episode of Getting Work To Work.
Quotes Mentioned in the Episode:
Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life by Twyla Tharp:
“Identity can be an attachment that holds you back, just as surely as an overdose of nostalgia. Maybe you think of yourself as an extrovert or a daydreamer or type A. Yes, having a clear sense of yourself is closely related to having confidence and good self-esteem. But when was the last time you decided to opt out of something because it ‘wasn’t like you’? … Learn to imagine yourself differently” (p. 43).
“Your objective is to free yourself to be whatever and whoever you need to be right now” (p. 45).
4 questions to ask yourself as you consider your voice, persona, and values:
- What are your values?
- How is your past and current identity holding you back from your values?
- What voices have you developed, if any, and what is your level of comfortability in using them?
- Are you willing to do the work necessary to change?
- Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life by Twyla Tharp
- Top 7 Most Famous Names That Are Actually Pen Names
- James Clear: Core Values List
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