Yesterday I was talking about my identity in a small group of friends.

In no certain order: I’m black. I’m gay. I’m a man. I’m at least 80% Christian. I’m an artist/creative.

But in listing those things that I’ve always known about myself, something new showed up.

I’m a leader.

This was a scary admission though. I’ve always known that I was designed to do certain things–to show up in the world in certain ways. But I hadn’t yet accepted that a part of that story was standing in the role of guiding others.

I enjoy encouraging people to grow.

I live for the expression on their face when you let them know that they’ve done a great job.

I’m passionate about making bigger ideas happen.

And the only way I know how to do that is by working with even bigger teams.
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