Last week, we talked about reaching out to experts in your area of interest for the purpose of exploring your passions. Your list is growing, and people seem interested in you. However, collecting a list of names is one thing, and taking real action to display your gifts is another.
You’ve been telling others what you want to accomplish, but now you’re beginning to have second thoughts. That negative mental noise is getting louder and louder. What if they actually hold you accountable? What if they ask you to demonstrate your skills? Are you ready? Or are you beginning to doubt your ability to deliver on your promises? These feelings could be attributed to a lack of confidence.
So how do you nurture professional relationships and position yourself for advancement? Through service offerings. Service offerings will provide your community an opportunity to learn more about your skills and talents. Think of ways to turn your promises into presentations. You can do this. You just need a simple plan. Stress, negative mind chatter and feelings of inadequacy are greatly reduced when you “work your what.“ I’m not talking about an elaborate scheme. Instead, imagine the positive impact your offering will have on others.
Try not to think too much about the “what ifs.” Get into the flow and allow yourself to be open to sharing and expressing your unique voice. You get to determine how that looks. Set your intention to be of service and when the opportunity arises, raise your hand. However, if you want to avoid waiting and wondering if or when your next opportunity may come, try to anticipate what your tribe may need and simply ask how you can help. Voluntarily jumping into the ring may quiet the mental chatter and help you build confidence.
It takes creative resources and courage to bring your dream to life. Nevertheless, experience, practice and participation will help you become more self-assured, lift you up energetically, support your objectives, and position you to be seen and appreciated by professionals in your area of interest.
Right now, know that you are exactly where you need to be. Visualize where you see yourself three to five years from now, and make decisions based on that vision.
Sometimes we place unnecessary pressure on ourselves by thinking about all the things that can go wrong. It’s easy to retreat back into inaction and become paralyzed with fear. When this happens, think of your talent as a gift to be shared with others. Even though your gift is an extension of your purpose, it’s not solely about you. It’s about helping others. Viewing what you have to offer as something people need may help to release some of the pressure.
Four Steps to Nourish, Transform and Flourish
• Set a loving intention to be receptive to opportunities to showcase your skills.
• Before you’re asked to participate or before an opportunity arises, volunteer to be of service in your area of expertise.
• How will raising your hand to serve hold you accountable and reduce fear around inadequacy?
• Close your eyes and visualize how this lifestyle change can prepare you for your amazing second half.
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In love, peace and health--
Your feminine glow guide,
T. Kari Mitchell, M.Ed.
Certified Holistic Health Coach
When your spirit is nourished, your inner light produces an outer glow reflecting your beauty and truth.