What is it you really do?

I remember that question thrown at me,

What is it you really do?

That question caught me off guard. Probably hinting at the fact that we do what we do only because someone told us to do it. Never really realizing why we do it.

Listening to Jack Ma’s interviews put the Chinese perspective in clear view. Opportunity found in adversity — makes me remember what I see as one of the greatest resource my city probably has. Street kids. People see them everywhere, and are often times viewed as simply a nuisance.

It would be hypocritical for me to say I never thought of them that way, yet I dare to see great opportunity. Those kids are the next heroes of their community

What if there was a way to harness their potential? What if there was a way to nurture and equip them into individuals who have the capacity to shape their communities? These questions get me excited and point to that one thought of,

Who I really am.

And I will always be an educator at heart. A person who burns with passion for bringing out potential in other people. So what is it that you really do? I think the better question would be,

Who are you really?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZoJKF_VuA (Watch his TED talk by clicking this link)

I love how Simon Sinek always puts it in his book Start with Why. That you should always begin with Why. Why are you doing what you are doing right now? And that question will most likely point you to Who. Who you really are. And that part can’t be faked. You gotta be authentic about it.

What you do, should reflect who you are.

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