The world has a tendency to divide people into different categories.
Some are classified as “business types” (left brainers or A Types) and “creative types” (right brainers). This can mean that we may grow up believing we are one and therefore NOT the other. This in turn, can influence the type of work we go after and what we think we are capable of.
Chances are, we have tendencies towards being more one type than the other, but this doesn’t mean if you are a business type, you aren’t creative, or vice versa.
It can be limiting to see yourself only as one particular type if you buy into the idea. My sister and I still often joke about who’s the “creative one” or “the pretty one.”
If you think you are not a business brain type, you may never feel you can start a company or be good at finance. If you think you are not creative, you may never dream of writing a book or painting. I’ve done both – so living proof it can be done!
Today, ask how could you start seeing yourself as both? You will be amazed how many people assumed they were one only (because that’s what they’d been told) only to discover they were hugely talented in the other they had neglected.
Love to hear how you’ve broken out of your “type” and proved them all wrong!