What Am I?

BY BOB SHENEFELT

 

In the past, I would often wake up with a huge list of to-dos and/or meetings that I didn't really want to be a part of.  I would dread the day, and sure enough what I put out to the world is what I got back:  a boring, dreadful day.  In iMatter, we help people go from Am I, to I Am. As I started to realize who I am, there was a sense of peace. There was a sense that I was putting energy into the person I am.  A huge revelation came to me not too long ago, that I am a writer.  I used to think:  “who am I to say I'm a writer?  I can't write.  What do I have to write about?”  That's the chatter that was going on in my head. 

I've co-written a few books. I have several books close to being published. It wasn't until recently that I was able to accept that, in declaring and realizing that I am a writer doesn't mean that I think I'm better than anyone else, or that I have more to offer than anyone else. My books may not necessarily be worthy of 1Million copies sold, or maybe they are.  Whether or not I can make money with my writing, and whether or not people are going to read it, I am still a writer.  I have information that I need to get out of my head, onto video, into books, into movies, for no other purpose than to teach myself.  As I do, I blog or write something down or verbally share it.  That is a huge learning opportunity and awesome for me.  It's fun to be my own teacher and my own student. 

As I realize that I am a writer, I may even be a philosopher -- am I philosopher?  I am a philosopher. To me, that means I have a philosophy on life, or a philosophy on life that's coming through me.  And again, as I share that, I learn.  It has really helped me to go through the process, to realize that I am this, I am that, I am me. Then I can plan my day to learn and grow and thrive in that area, and to become a master in that area.  I used to feel guilty when I was getting nothing done, but what matters most is to show up. That's who I am.  Teach what I am here to learn, and to live as an example. 

I’m Bob Shenefelt

This is iMatter

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