Identity Alarms

We all have an idea of who we want to be at work and in our relationships.

But it can be challenging to express these versions of ourselves in real life.

And the reason usually is that, in the rush and busyness of life, we simply forget.

So, I’ve found it very useful to schedule “identity alarms” on my phone1.

Here’s what it might look like for me right now:

Identity alarms give you consistent reminders of who you want to be.

And that makes you much more likely to act accordingly.

So, if you feel so inspired, I encourage you to try it.

Ask yourself what your desired identities are and at what times you’d like to step into them.

Then set up recurring alarms on your phone to remind you.

It’s a simple strategy, but it might transform the way you approach your work and relationships.


  1. Thank you to Eric Partaker for inspiring this idea.

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