In a recent conversation with my friend and colleague Glenn Capelli I learned about quiddity.
And it dawned on me that for the last 27 years of my life I have had the awesome privilege of helping people to find your quiddity (essence). I'm very grateful. Thank You.
It brings me great joy when you find it. For I get to see a human being fully alive. There’s nothing more remarkable.
You can download my Changing What's Normal book with my compliments here.
There’s no greater quest than to be and become the best version of you.
“To be who we are, and to become all that we’re capable of becoming, is the only purpose in life” said Robert Louis Stevenson.
May the following help you to find your quiddity.
From the Cambridge dictionary
Quest - a long search for something that is difficult to find, or an attempt to achieve something difficult:
Quirk - an unusual habit or part of someone's personality, or something that is strange and unexpected:
Quiddity - the basic nature or quality of something, that makes it different from other things:
What’s unusual (not normal) about you?
What’s odd about you?
What’s uniquely quirky about your nature?
Take time to carefully answer to these questions and uncover your essence.
Then decide how you can best bring your essence to your life, play and work.
The Crayon Song
By Keith McDonald and Glenn Capelli
There are a host of crayons and colours
Inside of you and me
When we believe in our magic
We can set the colours free
We are born with a million crayons
Talents with which to amaze
When we perceive it start to believe it
Beauty comes in every day
With our love: we can colour it, we can do it
With our love: we have the magic, we are the beauty
With our love: we can do it, ‘me and you’ it
With our love, love, love in a billion shades
We all have a colour-in book
Our journal for our life
We can leave it or we can colour it
We can bring ourselves to life
Each of us has a million crayons
Some of us have room to play
We can share some of our own space
Then others can find their way
We all live with a magical potential
We need to live it well
Things we create can be good for others
And be good for our selves
“Leadership is about making sure the best version of you speaks to the best version of us.”
“I think that the most productive thing to do during times of change is be your best self, not the best version of someone else.”
Here’s how I can help you to be and become the best version of you in 2018.
In the new world of work technology is rapidly taking over algorithmic work - the simple, routine and repeatable.
This represents a wonderful opportunity for you as a one-of-a-kind human being. You get to be remarkable, and do meaningful for you and highly valuable for others work.
The key to being remarkable is discovering and living your quiddity. I wish you well.