One of the main skills for identity development is having the ability to self-reflect and self-evaluate. I had a conversation with one of my students – about their strengths and talents – and it was a great conversation where you … Continue reading
It is a reality for many of us today. We definitely live digital lives. Even my 3 year old niece is starting to develop her digital presence. She is a digital native and can navigate her way through anyone’s iphone … Continue reading
I heard someone say this. The context of the conversation was how we live such public lives. We do live our lives on Facebook and Twitter. We spend times posting everything. We share what sandwich we eat. We share how … Continue reading
….. are hard to do. If it was easy, then we’d do it. There’s something about it though. The hard things bring about a few interesting things. It brings about excuses, a challenge, and a new sense of self. First, … Continue reading
I did a quick Google search for whether we can trust our intuition or not, and it was quite interesting to see the topics that came up in light of the question. Your intuitions are there for a reason. You … Continue reading
Last week I lectured on Cultural Programming. Ever since that lecture, I have been more aware of how cultural programming really shapes your sense of self and what you do.
I had this graphic up at the beginning of class, and my students just started reacting to it – based on their Cultural Programming.
It was amazing how they
A few of them that didn’t grow up in the US argued for their side. They actually liked the graphic seeing as this is more a slam for someone from the US than it is for the rest of the world. It was an awesome conversation that I entertained for awhile. I eventually stopped the conversation and told that class that I think they understood Cultural Programming. I didn’t lecture nearly as long.
Cultural Programming gives you a sense of identity and self. It affects the way that you interpret things. It guides your decision making. It impacts you values and beliefs. Understanding your Cultural Programming will help you more become who you want to be.
Maybe someone should figure out how to Culturally Deprogram. Thoughts?
The idea of the False Self is fascinating to me. In many ways, it comes from a very real place so to call it a False Self is a bit deceiving. There is something totally normal about having False Selves. … Continue reading
How you can find your identity – your true self. Continue reading
I was listening to a talk this am, and the speaker was an artist who had asked the questions – What would it be like to attend your funeral? Of course, we will all attend our funerals – at least … Continue reading
I was reading in Steven Pressfield’s book Do the Work. He has a quick line that caught my attention. The line is: The last thing we want is to remain as we are. If you’re reading this book, it’s because … Continue reading
I am listening to a song that has to do with someone finding their identity in something that they don’t have. One of the lines is “holding on to what I haven’t got.” It sounds like it’s some failed relationship, … Continue reading
If you Google Identity Consulting, you will find pages having to do with business and corporate identity. You will get promises of how other companies can help you develop your brand and identity. I think there’s a market for personal … Continue reading