I am Jacki Carr. I am Jacki Carr.
I am Jacki Carr.
I have made it a habit to introduce myself with both my first and last name. It now has quite a ring that I enjoy. And, in all honesty, I was watching (again) the 1998 film, 'You've Got Mail' starring Meg Ryan (Kathleen Kelly) and Tom Hanks (Joe Fox) and this interaction prompted me to give it a try:
Kathleen Kelly: I thought all that Fox stuff was so charming. F-O-X.
Joe Fox: Well, I didn't *lie* about it.
Kathleen Kelly: "Joe"? "Just call me Joe"? As if you were one of those stupid 22-year old girls with no last name? "Hi, I'm Kimberly!" "Hi, I'm Janice!" Don't they know you're supposed to have a last name? It's like they're an entire generation of cocktail waitresses."
And ever since, "I am Jacki Carr, nice to meet you". It all clicked for me. Some people, they are caught a little off guard with the double name drop, but other people go with the flow and it feels right.
Now, in using my full name, I also got really curious. Jacki Carr, Jacki Carr, Jacki Carr, who is that, what does she value, how is she remembered? I know, I went deep. Happens often. However, in questioning my full name, I got into creation with my name.
Know thyself, goes a little something like this:
I am Jacki Carr. I set gnarly goals and believe in people with passion + purpose.
I am Jacki Carr. My family is and will always be number one.
I am Jacki Carr. I love adventures, singing out loud to land a point, flannel and high fives.
I am Jacki Carr. I am up for hiking, camping,and eating s'mores. All day, every day.
I am Jacki Carr. I am a writer. I love to read self-help and leadership books. I use all of my vacation days.
I am Jacki Carr. I am strong. I believe and rock self-love. And, I would love to hear your goals.
It just feels good to truly know thyself and declare it.
Write down your name. Maybe a couple of times on a sheet of paper. Get clear on who you are? What you love? What you stand for?
Then, go for it and drop the double name. Try it on. Let me know what you think.
NOTE: Yes, the first time is weird.