3 Ways to Highlight Your Assets
Do you ever struggle with not feeling good enough? You begin to question your own abilities by comparing yourself to others and downplaying your assets. You look around at your peers and feel like ‘they’ have it all figured out.
There is a BIG flaw in this way of thinking!
When you take the approach of comparing you with one of your peers, it is equivalent to seeing the whole movie versus just the highlights from a movie trailer.
How many times have you decided to go see a movie based on the highlights from the movie trailer and found yourself disappointed because the movie wasn’t what you expected?
Measuring only the good stuff you witness about your peers from the outside with ALL the chaos that occurs behind the scenes for you – the achievements, screw-ups, insecurities, self-doubt and fears – just isn’t the same!
Seeing You at Your Best
To maintain a healthy perspective focus on your best self.
Here are three suggestions to get you started…
#1 – YOU ARE AN EXPERT! You have acquired knowledge and skills in your lifetime that play a big part in your success. It is your years of experience that makes you who you are and what others count on.
No, you don’t know everything but, what is really great, no one else does either! You do know what you know, others know what they know though it is your difference that makes you powerful.
Take note of what advice others seek you out for and write it down. Learn how you can position that expertise and become known for what you are good at.
#2 – EASY FOR YOU! When you find yourself taking something for granted or saying, “anyone can do that” pay attention. These are the moments when you are drawing on your natural talents and abilities. Easy is good! This is the space you want to play in and where you want to spend most of your time.
It is a myth that you need to work hard to get ahead. There’s no question that you need to put in the effort and do the work. Although note that it is always better to work smarter by using your strengths instead of working on your weaknesses.
Keep track of what you are doing when you feel energized and happy. Look for more opportunities where you can utilize those skills.
#3 – YOU GOT THIS! Focus on you. Define your goals so you don’t allow others to distract you. Know who you want to be and what you need to be doing to reach those goals.
Look for the people that can be a role model for you. Pay attention to how they handle themselves and engage with others. Model what aligns with your brand and can assist you in getting where you want to go.
Identify your role models. Write out all the things you admire and why. Review your list, are there any gaps between who you are and your role model? What do you need to consider changing to be in alignment with your goals?
This is about you and creating your brand story with intention. You can do this!
Align yourself with what matters most to you. Live your brand fully expressed with intention and purpose to play bigger!
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