Stolen Identity- Brain Hack #1
You feel violated, confused, immobilized and frozen in time with a stolen identity. What do you do when your identity is stolen? (watch video below) You can’t remember who you are, what you’re here for and why you’re doing what you’re doing. You start to panic. Why are you working the same job, married to the same man or woman or even have the family you have? You feel insignificant and irrelevant in a world that is moving at a fast and furious pace.
The information highway is growing at warp speed and dependence on connection and technology is at the cusp of exploding. It has become absolutely necessary to understand protections you need to put in place, not only for your business, but your personal life to ward against a stolen identity, virtually or personally. A cyber attack is similar to the bad code of corrupted thinking, infecting everything else in your life unless you meet it head-on. With a stolen identity, you feel disoriented, many times not knowing what to do next.
In regards to sharing personal information, it’s daunting at times to know exactly what to share and how safe a site is. However, even privacy acts and symbols of secure transactions may send a false sense of security. Then, at an unexpected time, you are hit, BAM! with an unexpected attack or identity theft. And there it is–your identity is stolen! (Taken from book BAD CODE)
Powerless to Move Forward
You feel powerless to move forward, immobilized and frozen in time. You start thinking they wrote the Disney movie Frozen about your life. Everything you say seems to come out wrong. You find yourself thinking, Did I just say that? You don’t know who you are any more. What is happening to me? you ask.
If you have ever had your credit card information taken and exploited or faced a stolen identity, you understand the confusion, hassle and extra time it takes to resolve the integrity of your personal identity. In addition to an invasion of your privacy, it feels as if someone broke in your home and rummaged through your personal underwear and closets.
Take some time to reflect. Journaling is a great way to regroup and decipher your thoughts. In fact, keep that journal handy for other hacks. If you don’t know what a journal is, ask a baby boomer. Decide WHO you are first of all. Write everything down you can think of. Race, gender, age…
Then, decide WHAT you are. This is not what you do, but what you ARE. I am a woman, a mom, a person who lives in a house in southern California… Put yourself in a location—even visualize it. Then what you DO. I have my own small business, I’m a mechanic, an entrepreneur, a musician, an engineer… After this, put what you WANT to do. Just put something here… maybe dream a little. (I’ve recently met some wanna-be musicians working in an entirely unrelated field–If this is you, it’s O.K. to confess this!)
When you can’t remember who you are, it’s a good opportunity to reinvent yourself. In fact, when you strip everything down and look at the basics, it’s easier in some respects to see clearer. So start with the very basic of who and what you are, then move on from there. Pretty soon, you’ll be able to regain the building blocks of your life your identity will be back!
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Deborah Johnson is all about using Creativity to expand your business and initiate professional momentum. Get Unstuck and get rid of Bad Code with her book Bad Code: Overcoming Bad Mental Code That Sabotages Your Life! You can reach Deborah the following ways: Twitter: @DJWorksMusic; YouTube: https://YouTube.com/user/DJWorks; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deborah.johnson; Websites: https://GoalsForYourLife.com; https://DJWorksMusic.com