I speak to so many extraordinarily talented attorneys, entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders. Sometimes I wonder if they know how amazing they really are! Have you ever stopped to take stock of how amazing you are?
I take my clients through various exercises- simple things they just never did- that helps them assess their true skills, talents, unique gifts, and special mojo (I call these super powers). It's a true gift to witness people wake up to their genius- their brilliance- their personal greatness.
Then the work begins. Usually there is a little voice in their (our) subconscious mind telling them (us) to quiet down, stop tooting your own horn, don't be so arrogant, ugh I hate people who self-promote- don't do it!, stop bragging....
You know what I'm talking about?
Ok so here's the scoop. I'm calling bullshit. Does a Zebra prance the plains feeling ashamed at its stripes? NO. Does a Jaguar dim her flame when a Rhino enters the space? Does a Lemur feel embarrassed for being small?
Really? We're animals with big egos that take us out. We're here to actualize our full potential in this lifetime and if you're not the biggest advocate for your natural gifts and talents, plus hard earned skills and knowledge, then who is? Most people want OTHERS to toot their horn for them, as if it's less egotistical to secretly desire someone else toot their horn for you than toot your own? The bottom line is you still want your horn tooted.
If you have a VISION of where you want to be, if you have INTEGRITY and you're standing in the truth of your power, you can use your VOICE to AUTHENTICALLY announce to the world- with grace and humility- that you're more than amazing, you are phenomenal. Being in ALIGNMENT with your true nature - not stuffing it down with some story that says you shouldn't let others know how great you are- actually EMPOWERS other people. You empower them to toot their horn!
So go ahead, list your talents, list your gifts, list your unique mojo that feeds your super power, list your degrees, training, know how and awesome character traits- then sit back, read it over and toot your horn.
Market yourself. Promote yourself. Position yourself. Where are you holding back and what are the consequences? What's the pay raise your missing? How would/ could you increase your fees? Be considered for promotion or a different business track? What opportunities are you limiting yourself from? What do you not even realize you're limiting? (This is where my clients really start having fun -because you don't know what you don't know. And when you learn it, you can't unlearn it.) The rest is history!
If you can't advocate that intensely for yourself, then call me. We'll change that- because I'm an advocate for your greatness and for the full activation of your superpowers no matter what!
Comment below please! What makes you great?