I’ve been thinking about the different ways that I’ve been described during my life.
In high school I was Mike, the swimmer.
In college I was Mike, the swimmer, frat boy and English major.
In my first job I was Mike, the Wall Street banker.
Later in my career I was Mike, the banker, internet entrepreneur, and mentor.
I just realized that all those descriptions explained what I was.
Now that I’m in my post-career era, who I am is more important than what I was. So I’m going spend the rest of my life leaving suggestions.