5 Steps to Get Recognition for Your True Value
Do you feel valued at work? If not, you’re not alone.
Over 1/3rd of employees say they don’t feel valued by their boss.
– Achievers’ 2021 Engagement and Retention Report
Maybe that explains the Great Resignation!
Yes, bosses, managers and business owners have work to do to make their employees feel like they are valued. But there’s work for you to do too, which we’ll discuss today.
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How can you get recognition for your true value? Value yourself. Let’s go to The Professor’s Whiteboard for five steps to gain recognition by valuing yourself more…
Step 1) Stop beating yourself up
We all face times when things don’t go as planned. We faced life on life’s terms. It’s easy, in times like this, to beat yourself up. To let yourself get down. To feel discouragement, even despair.
But you’re a winner. So takeaway the lessons you need to learn. But accept that you’re human. You can’t perform at a super-human level. So lick your wounds tonight. Then keep pushing in the morning.
Speaking of keep pushing, George & Mary-Lynn share a special REO Speedwagon story that happened on the night they got engaged. Listen starting at 3:40.
Step 2) Acknowledge your progress
Think about where you were this time last year compared to now. See how much you’ve learned? See how far you’ve come? Give yourself a pat on the back for all you’ve accomplished.
Step 3) Stop comparing yourself to others
When you see someone who has achieved more than you, reread the previous point. They may not have started where you started. They may have had resources you didn’t have. They may have had a little extra luck come their way. Cut yourself some slack and keep pushing.
Mary-Lynn shares how she’s struggled with this, and the one thing that helped her overcome it, starting at 7:45.
Step 4) Focus on your strengths
Stop worrying about your weaknesses. Focus on what you do well. What’s easy for you to do? What do others turn to you for? Value your strengths. Your true value comes from the value you give to others.
Step 5) Promote yourself
As valuable as you are, you won’t go very far if no one knows it. Humility and self-marketing are not mutually exclusive! When you accomplish something, just share the good news. You’ll encourage others and gain recognition for yourself.
Other people will value you more when you value yourself more. Recognize your true value for your BIGG success!
George “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn
Co-Founders, BIGG Success
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