BE FABULOUS. BE YOU.
At the @girltribegang #powerhour in #Thame on Wednesday night, I talked a lot about USPs and not being afraid to #bigupyourself when it comes to telling your prospective clients, customers, employers – why stop there – the world, why YOU do it better than the other people who also do what you do.
If we can make our own unique strengths combination (USC) work for us, we can turn it into our USP. Tapping into what makes you uniquely you and fabulous can pay huge dividends.
What are you drawn to? What do you love doing? What energises you? What leaves you feeling satisfied and fulfilled? At home or at work.
Whatever it is, identify it and embrace it because the chances are, it’s actually one of your strengths. If you put it work, you will be more likely to strike gold. (Ker-ching)
When we invest ALL our energy in building upon or developing the hell out of a strength, we can expect to see GREAT as opposed to just good results.
Invest the same amount of energy in a weakness or something you’d rather not be doing – I’m sorry to break it to you – but only mediocrity will ever prevail.
So bear that in mind when you sign up for that Excel course you can bothered to attend or that snoresome workshop on GDPR. Think creatively, can you do a skills swap with someone for whom these things are of genuine interest? You’d be surprised – other people will be naturally great at this stuff even if you aren’t.
FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY.
Isn’t that how the saying goes?
Well this was me – well and truly ‘feeling the fear’ -yesterday as I sat in the carpark outside @jack_and_alice #Thame yesterday evening.
I was about to go in and do the #powerhour on ‘Curating a Confident Mindset through your Strengths’ for the brilliant @girltribegang #ThameTribe, hosted by their super-talented tribe leader @bossyourpr.
The irony is not lost on me that I was having such a crisis of confidence, minutes before presenting on how to boost your own, erm, confidence.
I have spent over 15 years in corporate environments running similar workshops for teams and yet the prospect of standing up in front of a friendly, welcoming crowd of talented women had apparently floored me. Go figure.?♀️
“Surely people won’t be interested in what I have to say? Everyone knows all this stuff already, don’t they? What if I forget what I want to tell them? What if, what if…?”Truth be told, my new mahusive earrings helped me get over myself …as did Fiona of @bossyourpr’s warm welcome.
From the moment @bossyourpr arrived, I was made to feel at ease and so genuinely welcomed. I have presented to many a ‘reluctant’ audience during my years as an employee engagement and organisational development professional, and to really have the ears of 20 odd people was so refreshing.
I’ve had some really lovely feedback which has inspired me to do this sort of thing more often. Feeling the fear and doing it anyway has genuinely given me the boost I needed to get out there more and talk to people about how I can help them through my #success, #career #maternity and #returntowork #coaching.
It’s even made me think about running my own workshops locally to #Bucks and #Oxfordshire for talented women who just need to reconnect with why they are great at what they do and overcome those pesky mental hurdles that block us at every turn.
So my big takeaway from last night is to JFDI. Just f*$%&£! do it. Once you’ve done it, you’ll be surprised at how good you’ll feel and empowered to do it again, bigger and better and bolder.