The Personas We Portray

Season #1

This week on the Spark Influence Podcast with Spark Media founders Peter and Misty Phillip, begin this episode talking about the launch of the Spark Collective YouTube channel, which shares short inspirational videos from various podcasters in the Spark Media Network. They also thank their listeners for the text messages and reviews, sharing their appreciation for the Spark Influence podcast being ranked in the top 5% of all podcasts globally. In this episode, they discuss how faith plays out at your work and the different personas we have at home, work, and in our social lives. Coupled with the complexities society has caused us to put up barriers at work or in public. Framing the conversation around the verse from 1 Corinthians 10:30, "so whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God." The question they explore is, why can't we always have the same face and be the same person all the time? We have a business face, a family face, or another with their church, friends, and another in our social life. Key Takeaways "Yeah, that's it's a pretty multifaceted question. Part of it is, so let's segment it for business." "Since the dawn of HR departments, things have gotten a lot more complicated in offices, and there are lots of rules, bylaws, and regulations that they put out that say you can behave this way." "There are things you can't say, you know, because it can cause discomfort to other people." "If I take my home persona of me, the face I put at home, that's very different. There are no barriers. There are no guards, I am who I am at home, and I may use language and words that I would never use in the workplace, right? " "I call you butterfly or mom, but I'm not going to go to work and have that kind of same familiarity or a laxness with individuals at work." "Publicly, you're a different person. Just because you're out and you need to. There has to be some Shields and protection that you put up, right? "And it doesn't mean you're dishonest. It doesn't mean you're being deceptive. It just means it's a different facet of who you are in that space in the business." "It's even more constrained 'cause you must be careful about what you say and how you say it? " " There are different nationalities and people from all over the world. So there's this really complex sort of dance you have. To where you walk a tight line." "The goal and aspiration are for someone to know you're a Christian without asking you if you are a Christian. It's kind of like those jokes like how to tell me you are Christian without telling me. You are Christian, right? " "Show love and respect for others all the time. Regardless of the face you're wearing, that should always be how you are and without dropping Christian code words." "We are to be the light of the world, and we are to be salt. So what does it mean to be salt and light? We don't want to be so salty that we turn people away from Jesus, or we don't want to misrepresent the Lord in any way so that people are like if that's what a Christian is. Right? " Join Peter and Misty Phillip weekly for conversations about intentional living in marriage, family, business, and leadership. Peter Phillip is a technology executive and strategic advisor, and thought leader. Misty Phillip is a sought-after speaker, best-selling award-winning author, and top-ranked podcast host. Together they empower faith-based podcasters through live and virtual events, a thriving membership community, a podcast network, a radio initiative, and a magazine. For more information go to SparkMedia.Ventures