Do you remember when we were little, and grown-ups asked us, what we wanted to be when we grew up?
And often they were hoping for grand answers like lawyer, or doctor or astronaut.
Do you even remember what you wanted to be, when you grow up?
I remember being 10 and training hard to be a mermaid. And this was waaaay before the whole mermaid thing was “in”. I spent hours in the pool, the river, the ocean – swimming underwater, with my eyes wide open, holding my breath until my lungs burnt and I had to come up for air. I figured that, if I could learn to hold my breath for long enough, eventually I wouldn’t have to come up for air anymore.
After that dream was shattered by some un-imaginative adult, I decided I wanted to be a back-up dancer in music videos like the ones I saw on TV. Hours were spent every Saturday and Sunday morning mimicking the bold moves, the hip-thrusts and the swivelling of late 80’s – early 90’s hits.
Then those awful teenage years hit, and I had no idea what I wanted to, but preferably as far away from this planet and all its weirdness, as possible. Especially my family. God! Is there anything more irritating, embarrassing or weird than family when you’re in your teens?! I think not.
As I was finishing school, I had some brief flirtations with the idea of being a lawyer and an actress. By then my ego was in full force and I just wanted people to like me and think that I was lovely. It’s those teen years that mutilate your self-confidence and leave you wanting to be something that you’re not. And by the time I completed my school years, I was ready to pack my bags and head off on my first, real adventure, all by myself, as a quasi-adult.
It took me many years of trial and error, of testing many different paths and trying lots of various careers, until I realised that, what I really wanted to be when I grow up, is myself.
But what does that mean, really?
In a world that’s obsessed with titles and “making something of yourself” – a society that tells us we are never good enough, exactly as we are, without embellishments or fancy accolades, where does “being yourself” fit in?
Moreover, how does one create value and earn money in this way?
These questions were something that plagued me and kept me awake many nights. Now that I had figured out exactly what I wanted to be, how could I turn, who I am, and my unique collections of talents, experiences, passions and skills, and package them into some thing that’s useful? And even more importantly, that people will pay for?
My question was: how could I get paid for being myself?
- First, clearly, I had to figure out who that even was.
- Then, I had to decide what it was that differentiated me, from all the other amazing people, who had similar skills and qualities. What made me stand out?
- Finally, how was I going to serve people, and give them what they need and want? What would by my method of providing value?
That’s exactly what I’m covering with you in the 4th week of the 6 week Gypset Mindset mentoring program starting on Monday. (Doors close Saturday and there’s only 4 spaces left right now!)
I’ll be sharing with you my own story of how I created the job, business and career that I now have and absolutely love. And I will guide you through the practical as well as psychological aspects to creating the same for yourself. It’s such a fun, exciting journey which I know you will just love every step of the way!
If you feel drawn, it’s your intuition telling that there is something in here for you…