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Individuals working with Tailored Output will uncover their unique genius to identify career opportunities that will contribute to a whole and fulfilled life.

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Julie Slanker

Seriously.

Who said you could be so grand?

Who said you could tackle such a big problem? Who told you this was your problem to solve? Who gave you the super-human ability to create a thing that no one has successfully crated before?

Who do you think you are?

[Quote: "The critic hates most that which he would have done himself if he had had the guts." - Steven Pressfield, The War of Art]

[Quote: "The critic hates most that which he would have done himself if he had had the guts." - Steven Pressfield, The War of Art]

Somebody already tried to do what you are trying to do.

And she failed.

Somebody gave it their fullest and best effort. And was just as intelligent and well-trained as you.

And she failed.

Everyone you know says you would be stupid to try.

Because they think you will fail.

What makes you different from everybody else? What makes you so smart? What makes you think you can take on such a big and important thing?

 

Who do you think you are?

Seriously.

What do you see that no one else can yet see? What experience - what lifetime lived - do you bring? What mad mix of Genius is only yours to claim? What pulls your passion? What ignites your ire? What challenges your values? What motivates your movement?

What sparks like lightening in your imagination?

What calls your commitment to the future you are creating?

[Photo: Bear statue "attacking" a woman much too mature for this level of silliness.]

[Photo: Bear statue "attacking" a woman much too mature for this level of silliness.]

What cutting words do you have for the critics that nip at your feet?

What reminders do you call to mind when you hear again the same old things that everyone says?

What do you do to stun those who would silence you?

What stamina and strength do you demonstrate?

What fight do you fight when they come to knock you off your feet?

 

Whose voice do you hear when you think maybe you should not?

Is it theirs?

Is it yours?

What do you tell them?

What do you tell yourself about who you think you are?

Seriously.

What do you roar back at that little voice who would convince you to shut it all down?

About your Genius. About your will. About what makes you uniquely you and capable of tackling this momentous thing.

Because you can.

Because you will.

Because there is no other way.

 

This post is part of a yearlong series stepping through The Activated Genius Method to access and engage your unique Genius, incubate your Leadership, and develop necessary skills so that you can accomplish more than you ever thought possible
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