I know my strengths; do you?

“Celebrate your victories! Be verbal about it. Haters will say you’re bragging, but those who love you will celebrate with you.” ~ Steve Maraboli

“Celebrate your victories! Be verbal about it. Haters will say you’re bragging, but those who love you will celebrate with you.” ~ Steve Maraboli

Last year I went to a luncheon where a business coach from Atlanta spoke on the topic of shameless self-promotion. The luncheon was sold out, and I wasn’t surprised. How many of us truly feel comfortable it comes to promoting ourselves?

All too often, we don’t want to be seen for our strengths, so we deflect attention from them with practiced ease. We say, “oh, it was nothing,” like we really mean it. There are so many limiting thoughts and beliefs in our heads that prevent us from saying, “thanks! I love doing that. I’m fabulous at doing that, actually, and here’s how I can make it benefit you, too.”

Just for a moment, think what it would be like if you really COULD promote yourself … with enthusiasm, self-acceptance, and grace. What would it feel like if you could readily name and describe your values and strengths to others? How would your business, self-image, and life change if you weren’t so dang good at hiding your light “under a bushel?”

One of the best things to happen on my journey in recent years has been coming to know, value, and acknowledge my personal strengths. When the coach at the luncheon asked us to write down our three key strengths, for me it was no problem: Focus, Clarity, Initiation.

Several years ago, I discovered Human Design. The reading changed my life – and my business – forever. It allowed me to see my strengths, to understand how my mind works when making decisions, and showed me where I function best in the world. It empowered me to set up my life and business in a way that put me in the path of people, places and things that serve me (and that I serve) best.

Let me give you a concrete example. I did a Human Design reading for a client a year or so ago, and we discovered she was a “Projector” type. One of the qualities of a projector is that they do best when they are invited in. In other words, they are great to have at a party, but not so great at party-crashing.

Learning this was a lightbulb moment for her, and using this discovery she was able to change the basic structure of her business. Instead of trying to break the mold of her referral-based business, she capitalized on her strength and began to thrive in this format by creating a way for clients to easily and readily refer her to others.

Human design is a powerful tool that can help you create the work, home, and family life you’ve always wanted. It illuminates information that you have maybe always known deep down, but, like my client, probably never consciously acknowledged.

So, when was the last time you owned up to your strengths? I would love to tell you about your Human Design; just click here to set up a complimentary chat.

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

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