Who are you???

Nine Pax, took the DRP this morning, answered the call and got busy Getting Right.

The Pax: Fragile, Flying Tomato, Squirrel, Josey, Neo, Roadhouse, Scout, Kaffee, and Dew Boy (formerly known as Glass Joe) 

Warm Up:

  • Round one: Q selects a person who goes around the circle and tells everyone the person’s hospital name — Wrong name = 10 Burpees
  • Round two: Q selects another person who goes around the circle and tells everyone the person’s hospital name — Wrong name = 10 Burpees
  • Round three: Q selects a person who goes around the circle and tells everyone the person’s hospital name — Wrong name = 20 Merkins IC

Mosey to field by basketball courts. WET.  Mmmmm ok to the tennis courts.  

  • 1st set: 25 reps each
    • Start line: 4 count American hammers
    • Other end: Monkey humpers
    • Transportation: Bear Crawl

After much whining from Fragile and Flying Tomato YHC led the group to the train station….to listen to Flying Tomato whine more about how rough the surface was.

  • 2nd set: 30 reps each
    • Start line: 4 count Hello Dolly
    • Other end: Seal Clap Merkins IC
    • Transportation: Crab walk
  • 3rd set: 35 reps each
    • Start line:           LBCs
    • Other end: Overhead claps
    • Transportation: Range walk
  • 4th set: 40 reps each
    • Start line: 4 count Flutter kicks
    • Other end: Plank squats
    • Transportation: Range Walk
  • 5th set: 40 reps each
    • Start line: 4 count Freddy Mercury’s
    • Other end: Plank squats
    • Transportation: Bear crawl

We tested the pax memory at this point, Q selected a person who went around the circle and tells everyone the person’s hospital name — Wrong name = 10 Burpees.  Kaffee was called out for not having a memorable name or face….10 burpees.

MOLESKINE:  Who are you?

We started out finding out the Pax hospital names.  I don’t know about you all but it’s awkward when I meet one of the Pax out in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen or Carthage with my M and I’m like, “uhhh, hey hon this is…..Sprocket.  Sprocket this is my wife, Kathryn.”  God help me if Sprocket or (insert pax name here) has his wife with him then I’m totally screwed.  I’ve gotten better at this social interaction.  I have made mental notes like, Sprocket = David = Carolyn

or Dockers = Jeff = ????, Oh crap – turn and walk quickly away like you didn’t see them!

Those of us engaged in the QSource are getting ready to launch into the Get Right quadrant soon.  I believe to Get Right you have to know yourself.  Not the something you may have presented to the world for years.  Not the Mascot.  Mascot, in F3 terms, is a symbol of something rather than the something itself.  I did put on a face that wasn’t me for a long time and I ripped that off like a band-aid.  Oh, it took a while before (a) I realized I was living as a mascot and then (b) it took some inner work to see who I was.

What defines you?  You work hard at your job.  When you’re out you are often asked who you are.  Likely you introduce yourself as an engineer, sales rep, or manager, but a job title says little about who you really are.

Before I get to that, let me tell each of you what you are NOT!  You are NOT a: doctor, radiologist, CEO, Wealth Management guru, Orthodontist, Glass Installation team lead, HVAC repairman, retired guy, Pastor, Human Resource dude, Lawyer, manager, Councilman, Soldier, Program manager, Engineer, Process improvement bloke, or salesman.  These are all things you do.

You ARE:  For those who are married and have kids you are a husband and a father.  You are a child of your parents, a child of God and my friend.  These are things that you ARE and they are far more important than what you DO! 

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator is an introspective questionnaire indicating psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.  I don’t know about you but I don’t really like people (or tests) to put me into bins.   Like, “Oh, your an introverted-extrovert who’s a judgy thinker”

I believe we each need to do the hard work to figure out who we are. Doing the internal hard work I found a peace in my soul.  It may be a long road to sorting it all out, and there is hope.  As we each journey inwardly in our own way we wind up (I pray) at the core of who we ARE.  I found I was adulting without a clue of who I really was. 

14.4 million fell victim to identity theft in 2018.  Are you the thief that has stolen the real you? 

Who am I?  It’s a question we all should ask.


P.S. Don’t run away if you see Kathryn and I in town.  Let’s get to know one another, in all ways.  Foranother interesting listen about who you are, below is a link to a great TED talk:






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