The Day I Found Out I Was Haitian
Happy Haitian Flag Day to all my Haitian people out there!
There is a story I share as part of my introduction before I start a presentation or workshop. It describes the day that I found out I was Haitian (May 18, 1995). “No,” I wasn’t adopted and reunited with my birth parents nor was May 18, 1995 my date of birth–well in a way it was.
It was a time of clarification of identity. As a young professional, I am sure you ask yourself questions about identity–who am I?, Who am I becoming?, Who do I want to be?
Identity can be an interesting thing because many times we define ourselves by what we do or used to do. That’s why it hurt so much when I was fired in 2005. This video takes a look at a time a little bit before the professional stage.
As you watch the video look for points where there is a connection to your life as a young professional. Do you have a story to tell? Would love to hear it.
As always my goal is to help you Run the Point (take action) from where you are, with what you have.