This is the first step in your journey to overcome your identity crises and rebuild a sound one, one that can thrive with the changes of life. You can read more about identity crisis in this post: The ultimate guide to knowing yourself and building a healthy identity 

Step 1: If you truly want to know, all knowledge must go!


Being certain and claiming that you know exactly who you are and what you want, is a handicap belief, that will limit you from being curious to learn more about yourself and develop a more spacious identity.

Doubting yourself can be fearful sometimes. If you embrace it, though, it will liberate you from the walls of certainty and offer you unlimited potential to grow and choose who you want to be.

Action Plan:

In this step, I invite you to challenge your identity by asking yourself:

  • Who am I when I am not being a mother or a father?
  • Who am I when I am not working?
  • Who am I when I am sick or cannot move?
  • Who am I when I am alone without a friend or a partner?
  • Who am I without my gender, nationality or religion?

If your answer to any or all of these questions is “I DON’T KNOW!”, then Congratulations! You just started to doubt yourself and concluded the first step to building a healthier identity.

Thank you for reading and may you have a fruitful practice


About the Author:

As a multilingual Egyptian-Italian, I have lived and worked on 4 continents and in 3 languages English, Arabic and Italian. Crossing cultures, traditions, and beliefs. For 15 years, I have developed individuals and leaders, brought cohesiveness to teams, and trained/mentored coaches. My passion to study all the major theories and the neuroscience of expanding the human potential, supported by a 30-year dedication to learning martial arts, helped me realise that the quickest and most powerful route to profound transformation is through leveraging the mind-body connection. This realisation inspired me to develop “Somatic Thinking” an experiential coaching methodology to transform physical awareness into a valuable asset in coaching and in leadership. I am honored to be the only native Arabic speaker worldwide who obtained the MCC (Master Certified Coach), the highest credential level in the world by the International Coach Federation. One of the only 20 MCC coaches who operate in the Middle East, Gulf region, Africa, and Europe. I currently reside in Italy, serving my clients in stages, conference centers and training rooms around the world, as well as through on-demand virtual training through my website.

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