What makes me happy?
What am I good at?
What things do I value in life?
If you have perfect answers to these questions, then this is not for you.
In this pool of information overload, how do you prepare yourself for the vicissitudes of life?
You read twelve books a day?
Listen to twenty podcasts a week?
Increase your “net worth” by adding famous people to your network?
Take twenty online courses a month?
No, find yourself first. Yes, just like Socrates said, “Know thyself.”
You are such a big and beautiful encyclopedia that needs to be digested and understood. If you fail to uncap the diverse complexities that make you a unique being, everything else you do might be of no significant impact.
The age-long questions of self-discovery stare at us all the time. But, we can use Rudyard Kipling’s six honest serving men – What, Why, When, How, Where and Who, to untangle knots of enigmas.
With these men and their shovels, you can dig deeper into the core of your being; you can uncover hidden treasures, and chart pathways into new lands.
Books are superb, podcasts are of great benefit, networking is noteworthy, and online courses are superchargers, but if you don’t know who you are, you are a ball in a spinning wheel. You will go everywhere the wheel directs you and ends up a dead ball when the wheel stops.
Start with these three free resources: