How many times have you ever said that to yourself: A) every day, B) on a good day, or C) never?
This week I discovered a great little exercise to help you appreciate your strengths and use them to accomplish more every single day. Want to know what it is?
It is called the “I like who I am” game, and it was sent to me by Chris Haddad, a marketing and copywriting guru here in Seattle.
Essentially you take the role of a third party and talk about all of the things you like about yourself. It starts out fairly easy (I like my eyes, my hair, etc.), but after a while you get to the nitty gritty. Chris recommends doing this for 20-30% longer than you think you need to. That’s where the juicy stuff comes in.
Haddad’s Rules for the “I like who I am” game:
1. Open up a document or piece of paper. Up at the top, write “I Like Who I Am”
2. Start typing. Write “I like (NAME). I really do.” and then start writing out things that you legitimately like about yourself in the third person. Treat yourself objectively.
3. Doesn’t really matter WHAT it is. Could be physical (“I like my eyes.”)
4. No Wiggle Words . . . (I like my body except for my thighs which suck).
5. Focus on the positive. Be HONEST. Even when it feels uncomfortable.
6. Write until you run out of things to say. Keep writing even if you’re uncomfortable.
7. Notice how it makes you feel.
8. Keep it to yourself, or share the whole thing with friends and see what they come up with.
So, what did you come up with? And how do you think reading this every morning will affect how you go about your day? Tell your friends about the game!