33: Self-Awareness — What kind of person are you?

When you know who you are, you know who you want to be.

When you know where you are, you know where you want to go.

You can have this awareness as a child already (“I want to become a firefighter” and became one, or “I want to become a train conductor” and became one), or you need a longer process to reach that clarity. For me it took about 30 years.

With the current clarity I could say:

I’m a not-in-front-of-the-camera-person. I’m a behind-the-mic and working-behind-the-scenes person.

I enjoy working behind the camera (photography, videography, director), and behind the microphone (radio, podcast, Anchor, voice over acting).

I enjoying being the voice behind a text and the originator of a script or screenplay.

I’m generally a person that likes to execute mono-medium tasks, like writing and voice-recording.

With that in mind, I’m currently building up my writing business (step by by step), and train myself in voice-over acting. All because of clarity and good company helping you gain clarity.

What kind of person are you? Do you know yourself?

The take-away from today: Know thyself, know you your strengths and make this the foundation of your actions. If you suck at doing sports, basketball is not yours. If you’re relatively small (like I am with about 1,77m), basketball is even less yours.

Find what you’re good at and execute on your talent, meaning: put in the work. Don’t relax on your talent. It won’t bring you all the success you want. If you struggle finding what you’re good at, I invite you to join a learning journey through the startup ON BOARD I’m co-creating. People love it. You will, too!

This was episode 33 of the #weekdaykickoff 🌊. Every Monday-Friday morning. Colombian time. Until episode 5 I also audio-recorded on Anchor, you can find me there as “Alexander Kluge”.

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