We’re all familiar with this question, but the way we all process it is: What do you want to do when you grow up?
I’m interested in who you want to be when you grow up, and now is as good as time as any to start being what you’ve always wanted to be.
This notion is strongly tied to my disdain for the terribly un-creative question we all ask each other when we first meet: “So, what do you do?” Who really cares? (I don’t.)
I want to know: what music you like, where you’re from, what your proudest moment is, what you’re favorite trip was, what your hobbies are, what you would do if you were put in charge of a $1B charity that had to give away it’s money in 10 years, but could no more than $1M to each recipient (none could be private individuals, by the way), what your favorite foods are . . . or whatever you want me to know about you.
So, what do you want to be when grow up? And remember, you’re already somebody, so which version of you do you want to be? It’s never too late to start.