Each conference I go to, each time we have a team meeting, whether it be for my wellness business, a personal goal or a different professional goal the same two questions keep popping up in different forms. If you haven’t read Jeff Henderson’s book Know What You’re For you should. He puts the questions very directly and it is worth spending time thinking about them.
- What are you known for? Take a bit of time thinking about that, ask friends, colleagues, connections. When they think of you what do they think of? That is what you are known for. I threw that question out yesterday, it will be interesting to hear the answer from others.
- What do you want to be known for? To me, after you figure out what others feel you are known for this will be your guiding compass. If it isn’t what you want to be known for what changes do you have to make? Where do you need to focus.
There can be many reasons for a difference in what you are known for and what you want to be known for. If you have spent a ton of time on your career you may be known for that profession. If you have been a full-time mom or dad and many of your connections come from that realm you be known as an amazing parent. These are great things to be known for. However, as you grow and change, you may want to be known as the artist you are…quietly working on those pieces in the background. You may want to be known as the family person and parent instead of the title from your job that have been forefront in your life.
I listened to the audio book of Jeff Henderson’s Know What You’re For on the way to my businesses conference Friday. I began to think and ask myself. What do I want to be known for?
The answers for me:
- A woman who puts her family, friends and faith first
- A woman on a wellness journey
- A woman who is growing an amazing business by helping others live healthier lives and offering them the opportunity to increase their wealth
- A reliable woman who works to help others achieve
- A motivator
- A Positivity Activator
So I end by asking you to think about these two important questions: What are you known for? What do you want to be known for?