Title or outcome.

For a long time in my career I was governed by my identity as a role. I am a founder. I am the CEO.

This is an easy trap to fall into. We all grapple with the need to fit into whatever box other people understand and a title sums everything up pretty neatly.

I’ve spent most of my life starting with a big title and then spending the years in it earning it.

Today I choose to be identified by outcomes of the work I do.

If the results I produce are worthy of a title, so be it but the title is not what I’m looking for.

Titles are bequeathed. Outcomes are earned. Identity is forged from progress. I’d rather be known for the things I’ve done and not the title I carry.