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Know yourself….Fiercely !

Welcome to Martha’s Dare. The result of daring myself to put finger to keyboard and capture the wild ride I have had in life and dare you (or rather inspire YOU) to go after what you want in life, starting TODAY. Since I was young I have leapt at the opportunity for adventure, an alternative approach, or to try something new. I have dreamt big and gone for it – on the field hockey field, in my travels, at work, and in my personal life and today LIVE a rich, fun, rewarding life as a result.

Martha’s Dare is where I will DARE you to try something new, or take a leap of faith. Don’t worry, I’ll test the advice on myself (or my friends) first and share what happened when we try it !!

DARE: I dare you know yourself, fiercely

Take the time to figure out who you are, what you love to do, and what makes you YOU !? List out the things that you gravitate to, how you define yourself to your family, friends, colleagues. Here is an example of a brainstorm I have done:

I am a sister, daughter, grand-daughter, girlfriend and Aunt
I am a creative, idea machine
I am an engineer, a recipe inventor, and a boistrous coach
I am an triathlete, marathoner, and field hockey player
I am impatient.
I am a leader, I love to inspire others to be the best they can be
I love to entertain, cook big meals, and jump in puddles
I love a challenge, tell me something cannot be done and I will make it happen
I love to plan, the day, the week, and the next 5 years
I love to problem solve, especially when I get to work with other people

Who are you ? What do you love to do ?

OUTCOME: Use this knowledge to ask for a job that enables you to do the things you LOVE to do ! I did this in 2007 as a result got a job created specifically for me that leveraged my strengths and the things that I LOVE to do. If you don’t know yourself and what you love to do, how can others help find the opportunity to do those things each and every day ?!

About Martha van Berkel

Martha is the co-founder of Marketing Technology company - Hunch Manifest. She likes to fire up customer adoption and disrupting industries! She is a entrepreneur and a Mom!

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