Got Clarity

Matt Hogan
3 min readMay 4, 2022

Piece by piece, we reclaim our lives as we discover the essence of who we are.

One might ask, who am I?

Though, I’ve found this to be a tough question for many of us to answer. We may be one that can rattle of a list of I AM’s.

And, at the core of this person they may be true. But, do they feel the truth of these statements in their bones?

When they speak who they are into the world, does it send chills through their body?

Or, does it feel like a mental exercise equal to saying I’m Einstein, but the facts of my life say otherwise?

If you feel that connected, fantastic.

If not, that’s okay, too.

That connection comes as we become more aware of our bodies, minds, and the way they respond to our speaking of truth. Often, we walk this path for awhile discovering who we are not, which allows who we are to emerge.

It is in our nature to use trial and error to find our way. Or, to find most anything of intrinsic value.

Guided by our Inner Teacher(s) — we stumble, fall, climb, sit, stand, and collide. All in the name of finding our way. We do this when we are on the path of finding out who we are and meant to be.

When we deliberately follow this path, feelings of strength and centeredness become grounded within us.

We, as well, stumble, fall, climb, sit, stand and collide on our way to be right. Prove ourselves. Build a reputation. And navigate our existence.

The challenge being that in this latter example, if we are not grounded in the former, we are on shaky foundations. Shifting public and family opinion has the potential to send us into a tale spin. Especially when we rely on external means to feel centered in our lives.

Coming to know ourselves is an ongoing process, and is often challenging, to say the least.

And that’s okay.

If you find yourself right now trying to state your claim to who you are at your core, and it feels to come up empty. Start at a different angle. Start by becoming clearer on who you are not.

Who you never were.

Who you are no longer.

And from that, you may be able to move into answering:

What’s the way of being in the world that could become my norm?

Walk with these questions for a bit.

Take notes.

See what emerges for you.

Be well,


More about Matt Hogan…

I’m a friend, a coach, a consciousness explorer, a traveler, a breath-work facilitator, and an active participant on a journey of Self mastery.

By day, I support leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives of socially-minded organizations. I am helping them to accelerate their own internal change work so they can have an even greater impact through their roles, presence, and within their lives.

Through coaching, facilitating, teaching and other modalities, I create a space for you to design and live into the next level of yourself, while you tackle and make possible your next impossible.

If you’d like to learn more of my journey or about my services and how I may support you, connect with me through my website at



Matt Hogan

Coaching Leaders & Executives to Find Purpose, Clarity, and Alignment. | World Traveler | Soul Seeker | I help you through the hard sh*t.