My Portfolio Life- It ain’t so crazy after all!

I read a post from Jeff Goins blogPortfolio Life and the lines started falling in pleasant places! The confusion I’ve been feeling for a while now started melting away. As I read the first sentence in that post- “You are not just what you do. You were made for more than just one thing. Your life is a portfolio of activities, all of which make you who you are”– I started getting clarity! I froze! I’m not crazy after all!

He further defined the Portfolio Life, as not just about what I do but it’s about who I am!

Ok! let me explain why those words are having such a crazy-good crazy, effect on me. You see, for the most part of my life, I’ve been involved in quite a number of things, but nothing fitted into one trade or profession and this was so confusing that I thought I was one seriously unfocused human being! But all that is changing now!

After reading the post and listening to the podcast, I now can fully embrace who I am and all the amazing confused things that make me who I am!

So! I define my portfolio life as an entrepreneur, sculptor, interior designer, wanna-be-blogger, social media and content management consultant, a motivator, a researcher, a mother who works hard to provide the best life for her amazing son, an awesome sister to 5 other sisters who tell me most of the things that make up my portfolio life- good organising skills, good analytical mind, good problem solving skills, good communication skills and strategist! See, all these things and more make up who I am, and guess what I don’t even know half of it but as I go on in life I’ll discover more and more and even acquire some along the way!

Whew! I ain’t so weird after all! I am just living my Portfolio Life- Like a Boss!

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 credits: gif~giphy, Jeff Goins

About thedesignbender

I'm living my portfolio life as an, entrepreneur, storyteller, interior designer, blogger, social media and content management consultant, a motivator and a researcher. At the moment, I work with entrepreneurs to develop and refine their company's vision, strategy, and business model. I also manage and create stories for their social media platforms, so that they can build their company’s brand, extend their reach and influence their audience in a powerful way!

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  1. Karen

    I like it. This puts into words why my blog was already titled Portfolio working 😉 I’ve always felt labels don’t work for all. If you are a person who is completely one track focused in a profession (eg a doctor) you can say that is what you are, but mostly people have many strands and getting stuck with one label or trying to find the right one, is not helpful.

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    1. theDesignBender

      I agree with you. Trying to fit yourself to a label inhibits a person and you might never know what other skills you are capable of. Sometimes I still feel guilty not fitting under a label. Imagine going to a function and someone asks, “what do you do”? Do I list everything I am or just mention one? I dislike boxes and labels!

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      1. Karen

        I’ve never been able to answer the what do you do question. When ever I’m asked that question, I usually ask for clarification of ‘do you mean how do I earn money or how do I spend my time?’ Or if I’m not in the mood I say I can’t tell you or I’d have to shoot you and reflect the question back. All answers get raised eyebrows.

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    1. theDesignBender

      you know what Charlene, I’ve come to a conclusion that I was born to motivate people who have failed and don’t know how to get up, who don’t know which way to go or what next step to take. That’s why I love the idea of The Portfolio Life- Everything that makes me, the different careers I find myself in-makes me who I am- my challenges, my failures and my success- that’s the story I will share to inspire. I wasted a lot of time trying to figure out that one thing I was born to do and it was getting depressing. I think some people have it figured out to just one thing, but I haven’t. That’s why I came to that conclusion and embrace my Portfolio life!
      Sorry long reply! But I hope I kinda answered it properly!

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