“The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge.” – Plato
“Who am I in the midst of all this thought traffic?” – Rumi
It is important to ask questions and reflect on the answers you develop in order fully know who you are and what motivates you in the areas of Service (which I identify as Being), Syle (identified as Body) and Scholarship (identified as Brain).
Being is how you identify yourself in relation to your contribution to the world. It encompasses your platform which identifies the type of SERVICE you share with people and organizations. Your BEING can be identified as your purpose; your personal mission statement and ultimately defines your STYLE.
Brain is your (SCHOLARSHIP) educational pursuits, both personally and professionally. Additionally, it covers areas of personal development to include your TALENT.
Body is a large category that includes the areas of health and fitness, as well as your physical environment. The sum of these three parts (Being, Body, Brain/Service, Style, Scholarship) is also categorized under Body/Style. You, your style, your image is a brand and is the output of all the other factors contributing to the definition of who you are. STYLE, then, is HOW you relate to the outside world; your family, friends, school, and community.
Hopefully, you can see how important the knowledge of who you are and what you value. It is not only important to your core identity but it is extremely helpful in determining the what and how you plan to give, do, and be during your year of SERVICE as Miss (Local/State).
What do you know about you? How can you share your unique gifts, talents, skills, and abilities with your community and the world at large? Download this FREE Style Inventory and to get started on identifying your personal brand.