Identity Shift - Be Who You Are, Not What You Do.
10,810 views | Eric James • TEDxMSUDenver
Jobs are important, but aren't YOU more important? Quality of life and our sense of self is so much more than just our job, yet one of the first questions we ask someone is, "what do you do?" In fact, one of the first questions we ask of our kiddos is, "what do you want to be when you grow up?". These questions only reinforce the cultural ways that work becomes a huge part of our identity. But what if we could make small tweaks to focus on what kind of person we want to be rather than what we do, these small shifts can begin to bring back more quality in our lives. As a professor of communication, I discuss the importance of changing the way we talk about work and give several steps to help you begin thinking of yourself (and others) differently starting today.