Building Your Backstory
An invitation to reflect on the events, incidents, and stories that changed your mind, your feelings, or your direction in life and work…. “The making of you.”
Keeping a journal (analogue or digital) for all of your Brand of Me work can be an invaluable tool for perspective and insight, as you move your story forward.
Explore the questions in each category below, responding in free-form writing style.
(Don’t think too hard — just let it flow.)
Be ready to share the highlights in our next session.
PICK AT LEAST ONE QUESTION
What is the hardest thing you have ever done?
What did that teach you about yourself?
What are the two people who have had the biggest impact in your life? What did you learn from them?
What was your first meaningful job?
What valuable lessons did you learn there?
What's your proudest memory? Why?
ANSWER IN FULL
When are you at your best?
Is there something about the “you of now” you’d like to reset on behalf of the “you in the future?" Why?
What’s one thing you absolutely wouldn’t change about yourself? Why?
How can you bring more of that one thing you wouldn’t change into your work?
How would you like to be remembered?
BRAND OF ME