When you are clear on who you are and do everything in alignment with who you are, the World responds. With lots of Love.
How do you discover yourself? It took you years of conditioning to forget your true nature. How do you start getting clear on who you truly are?
You start asking questions. You interview yourself. The more questions you ask, the more slices of your core you reveal and the more pieces to the puzzle you find.
The key is to start asking.
We are so busy, we run everyday and rarely find time to stop and ask.
Let’s do it now.
Asking the Right Questions is really the key to freedom and fulfillment. It is the key to discovering Your Truth.
I’ll interview myself today to show you more of who I am and I’d love it if you choose at least one question in this interview that resonates with you the most and shared the answer in the comments.
I really want to know YOU.
And I’d also encourage you to answer all of those questions when you have time just for yourself.
Find time to stop and get clear.
Some questions might seem too simple and superficial. But every one of them will reveal the slice of who you are or I am in this particular example. (If this post seems like too much of me, I am sorry:) )
Knowing yourself is really the key to Freedom. And Freedom is what we all want. So let’s start.
Update: If you are blogger, feel free to use these questions to interview yourself on your blog. Your readers would love to know you. Link to this original interview is appreciated of course! We have few bloggers who did it already and more coming. See the links at end of the post.
If there was one word that would define everything you do, strive for and resonate with, what would that be:
Meaning. I need meaning in order for me to be happy and satisfied.
What is (are) the core feeling(S) that drive(s) everything you do?
Meaning, creative freedom and feeling of being useful. Those are the ultimate reasons I do what I do.
What are the things you are most proud of from what you’ve accomplished or did so far in life?
Not giving up with my business, daring to commit to it and believing in what I do when things were not working out. Breastfeeding my son until the age of 3.
What is your genius, what are your talents?
Intuition, hearing the answers, asking the right questions, ability to put a stream of thoughts into a clear and concise message, Vision, creativity, creating impact. I am great dancer too:)
If you were to start your career/business all over again, what would you do differently?
In terms of my business, I would have started building my brand right away, got focused, wouldn’t have tried to make money with something else before deciding to stick with my passion, enjoyed the process more instead of focusing on the outcome too much.
What do you crave?
Intimacy and authentic connections with people.
What do you want less of in your life?
Fear, attachment, feeling of – “I don’t have enough time.”
What annoys you the most?
Low consciousness. Small talk. Fake smiles. Superficial connections. Mediocrity. People who don’t believe and don’t try and judge those who do. Status quo.
If there was one thing you could revolutionize, what would that be?
Education system. I’d make classes on awareness, self discovery and purpose driven life part of the education system.
What are the best realizations you had that changed your life?
1) I am an artist. Seth Godin helped me to realize that. It doesn’t matter what you do, you can be an artist in anything you do. Once I realized that, everything changed.
2) Bringing value and being yourself are really the only ways to get what you want.
3) I am enough.
What do you love?
Snuggling. Meaningful conversations. Fireplaces. Being useful. Red scarfs. Journals. Simplicity and grace in everything starting from designs of websites, homes, clothes and ending with people and nature.
What is the best material gift one can give you and why?
Journal. Love journals. And not because I love writing. But because they capture truth and meaning.
What is your favorite flower and what do you see in it?
Red rose. One of a kind. Vivid. Breathtaking. Impact. Change. Sensual. Inspiration. Privacy and solitude. Tasteful. Elegant. Meaning. Passion.
What advice would you give to your 18 year old Self:
Ten years from now you’d be where you never even allowed yourself to dream of being. Don’t limit yourself. Don’t worry about short term goals, figure out your long term Vision first. Don’t be afraid to make a choice and commit to it. You are enough. Really, you are. Change is the only constant, stay flexible. Things always get better, never worse. Your taste in clothes is awful. Don’t you see it?
What are you most proud of in your country/people?
Passion. Very strong core, if it makes sense. Stubbornness. Reliability. Compassion. (I am from Russia)
Did you have a job that you hated in the past and if yes, why?
I didn’t have that many jobs but the one that stuck in mind the most was – I worked in the Ministry of Foreign Economic Affairs in Russia. I worked in protocol department there.
Everything should have been done according to the protocol. There was a protocol for how to meet foreign delegations, what to say, how to write letters and emails, what flowers to give if we were meeting a lady, how to make phone calls, how to present during meetings, how gifts should be wrapped and what gifts should be given to whom and on what occasions.
You name it. We had a protocol for that. Creativity? What is it? Check the protocol. Nice place and great job at the time. So glad I am not there anymore.
Did you learn more about me? Do you see how my answers one way or another are aligned with what I do?
Now is your turn. You might think you know the answers but it is so much more powerful to put them down on paper.
You never know where that might lead you. Maybe you’ll want to start a new project or write a book or change your wardrobe.
You might not know where getting clear on who you are might take you, but you can always be sure it will be the direction you were born to go.
Clarity will liberate you. The True YOU.
I am starting Clarity Series this week. In each series I will be asking questions or one question like the ones above and will invite you to answer them. My intention is for all of us to get truly and undeniably clear.
So we all fly. Higher.
Amazing Bloggers Who Joined The Interview Challenge So Far: