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You are not just the sum of your roles

Jan 11, 2023

Rob Raymond, CEO of Achieve Systems, says that you should have 7 streams of income. He draws out a mind map with YOU in the center and 7 ways that you earn money around it.

I believe that women need to consider a mind map of their roles.

We are not defined by the roles or positions we play in life.

If you say you are a supervisor, does that define you? Does that help you make decisions that come throughout the day and week? No cause it is not who you are.

You may enjoy your job, but it isn't 100% of who you are.

What do you say when people ask you what you do? 

We reply with our job or tasks right? But is that really all you do?

I will admit it isn't a great question, but it is what society asks.

Think about the question, "Who are you?" How would you answer that?

Is the first thing that comes to mind, "I'm a mom."?

But I'll ask you, is that all you are?

I'll guess your answer is no and that's accurate. We are so much more than any one word you'd answer that with.

You see on people's bios that they are author, podcaster, speaker, salesman, mom, father, whatever, but they do not just say one title, as they are a culmination of everything.

You are more than your description.

You are unique with your values, stories, perspective, the life you've lived and how you love this world.

You can do personality assessments and get your number or result as to what you are most, but no two people are alike.

What do you value? What is important to you?

What are you passionate about?

Draw your own mind map to get an idea and think through this concept.

You are unique. You are special. You have a story that is different then very person on the planet. You can have an impact unlike anyone else.

What do you want to do?

If you are given a desire to do a specific thing, don't think someone else is or will do it. That is your purpose.

If you are unsure, find someone to talk through it. You are unique but you are not alone.

This world is not meant for solitude or solopreneurship forever. There are resources, people, friends, coaches, mentors that want to help you be amazing.

It is all about relationships. Those that want you to be your best will lift you up and support you, not your roles.