Arnold Schwarzenegger was known to wear clothes to expose his weak muscle groups. He put his weaknesses on show always keeping his shortcomings in full view, a constant reminder of where he needed to improve.
I am not Arnie.
I am Daniel.
And who am I? Certainly not an Olympian, Hollywood star nor have I been Governor of a major US State…
I am a simple man with big Dream, painstakingly birthing it into life one day at a time with my eyes wide open.
Dreaming is easy — more so with your eyes closed — but to dream in any fashion is not the tricky part.
It is Being that is the tricky part, navigating this thing we call “life”. Living you see requires both action and interaction, and for me that has recently including writing my bio and to to be frank, I was stumped
Showing the clear and elementary differences between my self and Mr Schwarzenegger is all well and good — even a child can say what they are not — but what does it mean to BE Daniel Mangena?
Putting your existence, your essence into a few paragraphs will of course shift in it’s complexity depending on your intent and purpose, but even having a clear vision of mine, I was still caught like an antelope in headlights (Yes, T’Challa, I see you…)
My bio being online will be a permanent digital footprint of who I show the world I am. As a speaker and author, this also inadvertently forms a part of my brand and therefore affects my overall positioning in my field.
As an influencer who has a mission to change the lives of people around the globe, I put myself out there to be an example, a role model; a misstep in my Bio can potentially sabotage my mission.
The public profile may have an effect on who will deal with at all, and even that to what level and scope. A lot of people look to puff up their public persona in order to advance their position or “fake it till they make it”. I for one am all about authenticity and it was in this that I was perhaps most disjointed.
Being authentic means being open, bearing my soul and I just wasn’t sure how ready I was to do that. Walking the fine line between 3D circumstances and 5D macro reality is a trickier job when you are putting things in writing.
I did my best though, and as Don Miguel Ruiz teaches us in Agreement Four — Doing your best is all you must demand of yourself after all… Of course the journey is far from over and there will be additions and substitutions over time as I continue to grow both in myself and in my mission. I have accepted that my journey involves me continue to build a knowing (and loving) relationship with myself look forward to sharing that journey with you x