“I am what time, circumstance, and history have made of me, certainly, but I am also much more than that. So are we all.”
~ James Baldwin, Writer and Activist
Who are you at the core?
Each of us has an eternal spring that keeps us pressing on through adversities. Do you know how to draw from that well? It is that ancestral reserve of perseverance and endurance, the nature of your past applied to your current environment, the source to nurture your family circumstances and attend to the challenges and opportunities of the present day. What does this well of abundance look like for you?
Your journey to your current place in time is unique here, and you are accompanied and your story is enriched by the baggage you hoist.
Now, it is totally and measurably about you. So what makes you stand out? Do you also recognize your less-desirable personality quirks that could sabotage your success? Can you identify how to stay out of your own way?
Self-awareness and knowledge are critical in this shifting landscape. Knowing the ‘good, the bad, and the ugly’ of your personality will afford you the realism needed to fuel your drive down your individual path. This information about ourselves is a valuable tool for negotiating new territory and exploring unrealized opportunities, both professionally and personally. Referred to today as “emotional intelligence,” this knowledge supports us as we navigate a variety of interpersonal situations. In addition to enhanced relationships, this information will help you to “Respect yourself,” as crooned by the 1970s R&B group, The Staple Singers. We have the knowledge, the know-how to establish a bank of our unique offerings to the world.