This is the year to showcase your talents! 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 confidently jumping into the ring to display your gifts is another.
How do you nurture professional relationships and position yourself for advancement? First, cultivate a growth mindset: Life is a creative enterprise and your creative gifts are to be shared with others. You are to build, create and make a difference in this world. In order to remain youthful, you must commit to active engagement.
When is a good time to show off your talent? Now is the best time to demonstrate your skills. Be open to opportunities. See what needs to be done and then offer to do it, or at least volunteer to help. This is a great way to showcase your gifts. Offering your services will give your community a chance to learn more about you. Think of ways to turn your promises into presentations. All you need is a simple plan. I’m not talking about an elaborate scheme. Instead, just imagine the positive impact your offering will have on others, and use that image to strategize your next move.
Don’t stress over what can go wrong...
I realize that what I’m suggesting may be scary. But sometimes we place unnecessary pressure on ourselves by thinking about all the things that can go wrong. It’s easy to shrink back into inaction and become paralyzed with fear. When this happens, try not to think too much about the “what ifs.” Rather, 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. Stress, negative mind chatter and feelings of inadequacy are greatly reduced when you work your what.
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 stepping up may quiet the mental chatter, help you build confidence, and hold you accountable for working your passion.
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 others.
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. You can do this!
Author and motivational speaker Hilary Hinton Ziglar (AKA Zig Ziglar) said, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” You’ll never know what’s possible for you until you take action.
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.