Welcome to another Q&R (question and reflection) mini-episode, this week I'm talking about learning to value yourself.
When it comes to growing your business, charging more, going after bigger opportunities and just putting yourself out there, there is one thing that you have to learn to do and that is valuing yourself.
I have a belief that if you don't value yourself then others around you won't value you either.
This can impact how much money you make, what you say yes and no to and also what you think you're worthy of.
So some questions that I want you to ask yourself are:
Now I know some of you may cringe at that, but if you want others to work with you and see your value then you have to be able to talk about why you're good at what you do.
Can you see why you're different and why people would rather work with you over someone else? As a brand in general, understanding what your differentiator is and what value you bring your client can help you stand out.
When you value yourself and your time then you don't see other people's value and time as more important. When we say yes to other people when we don't want to, it's because we think we have to and just so you know (if you don't already) – you don't have to do that!
If you're not charging what you want, you're not valuing what you have. Now a few caveats here are that you may be in the build phase and so you know that you'll be able to charge more soon or in the future. Maybe you know that as your brand grows you'll charge more too – but that's not what I'm talking about. What I'm talking about is knowing that what you do is great but just undercharging because it feels more comfortable.
It's like you're not willing to put your stake in the ground and say – I'm great at this and willing to charge for it.
The more you value yourself and what you have to offer the more you'll show up, the more you'll share, and the more you'll back yourself to do bigger things that you really want to do.
So what you can you start to think about when it comes to really seeing the value in yourself?
Obvious things are testimonials and things your clients have said but this is a deeper level.
In Australia, we have tall poppy syndrome so we're shy about talking about what we're good at and it's not about bragging, but it's about building your confidence so that you can do the things you want to do.
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