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It's okay to lose your hat...

Updated: Feb 6, 2022

These have been challenging times for many of us; businesses finishing, employees furloughed, redundancies, changing business practices and a general sense of uncertainty. For some, this has lead to a sense of loss of identity/sense of self.

We put a lot of importance on the labels we use to describe ourselves; we are ‘business owners’, ‘directors’ etc. These labels serve to create security, clarity and understanding however, the issue starts when we believe that these labels are actually who we are - our identity. This is not the case – these are just the roles we play and are therefore transient in nature. As COVID has shown us, things can change overnight.

It is therefore helpful to realise that these labels are just that... labels. They are not who we are at the core – they are just roles we are playing – hats we are wearing! Most of us have many hats; business, family etc. and we become adept at changing hats on a regular basis – if however a significant hat is removed, it can leave us feeling discombobulated.

So what can you do about it? Once you realise that these labels don’t define who you are, you can start to discover your core identity; those qualities and characteristics that make you unique and enable you to be true to yourself in every role you play, both now, and in the future.

Knowing and discovering your true identity can help you to feel more secure, so that when changes occur (and they will) you can move forward with greater confidence.

So, as the wind of change continues to blow, take the opportunity to discover who you truly are, so that if you lose your hat, your head stays intact!

Please do contact us at if you would like to know more about discovering your true identity. We have a one day course on 15th November 2020 called Identity by Design

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