I want to share a quote by author and poet, Oscar Wilde, in honor of my Cory's 11th bday:
Like Cory, you probably share a bday with millions of other people.
However you are the only YOU.
YOU are a true original recipe.
Maybe like me, you have felt frustrated at times with people that seem like they want to copy something that you feel is yours...an idea, a saying, a mannerism, the way you dress, the content you teach, etc.
The truth is that when someone seems like they are trying to rip off your identity, remember that:
You’re on to somethin’! It serves as validation that something you have shared with the world is really great or “theft-worthy”.
There is a reason we are identified by our fingerprints. Anyone trying to emulate you will always be considered an imposter. Period.
Posers are exposed eventually and lose credibility in an instant. Karma may take her time but she always comes through in the end.
Sharing your true self with others is brave, builds confidence and attracts the right people into your life.
Focusing on who you were born to be feels really good inside – like you are coming home to yourself.
One of my favorite things about the work I do with parents is piecing the puzzle of your life together.
I see everyone’s life as a Hero’s Journey as the great philosopher, Joseph Campbell, describes. I plan to tell you more about this in an upcoming blog post.