Signs Your Career Is Your Identity (And How To Fix That)
Think of the apocalypse
This is a good exercise to think about who you are, at your core, without your job. If the apocalypse happened tomorrow, your job would be gone. All jobs would be gone. What traits would you have to contribute to your group for survival? Who would you be? What personality traits would remain true about you? Really think about that. You can’t say “I’m good at spreadsheets.” There would be no spreadsheets. Are you…good with people? Are you compassionate? Are you brave? A leader? That’s your essence.