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5 Tips to Get Recognition for Your True Value

Value Yourself for BIGG Success
Would you like to get recognition for your true value? Then value yourself. Here are five ways:

  • Stop beating yourself up

Quit reminding yourself of what you don’t have. Stop thinking about what you haven’t done.

  • Acknowledge your progress

Think about where you started. Think about this time last year. See how much you’ve learned? See how far you’ve come? Give yourself a pat on the back for all you’ve accomplished.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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How to Get the Recognition You Deserve

Get recognition for your BIGG SuccessShe had just successfully completed a BIGG project. She wasn’t sure how she would do. She did spectacularly. She felt even more spectacular!

About a year ago, she was offered the opportunity to chair a similar project. She was tentative. She wasn’t sure she could handle it.

She expressed her concerns to her boss. He told her not to worry about it. One of her co-workers chaired it.

But now she had successfully tackled a project of the same size and scope.

Wow, did it feel good!

Until she talked with her boss.

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Her boss didn’t say a word. No pat on the back. No good job. No anything.

She called it to his attention. It didn’t even seem like he heard her. He had other things on his mind.

She left his office discouraged. Understandably so. So what should she do? Here’s what we told her.

Resist the urge to personalize it

As cliché as it may sound, it’s not you; it’s him.

You did your job. He didn’t do his.

You capitalized on the opportunity. He missed the opportunity.

So don’t take it personally. Don’t allow yourself to think that he doesn’t like YOU. Or that he doesn’t have time for YOU.

This speculation will only make you more tentative in your future dealings with him. It almost becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

So assume he treated you no differently than he would anyone else.

Call it to his attention

Don’t do this blatantly. But make sure you find a way to bring it up to him again.

Ideally, in writing – whether in the form of an e-mail or a printed document.

Look for spin-off successes from the project. Then let him know about it.

You may say something like, “We just did X thanks to the successful completion of the Y project on time and on budget. As the project chair, I’m delighted to see the continued impact this project is making in our company.”

By putting it in writing, you’ll have documentation at your next review. It also isn’t as easy to glance over. So it may be the prod he needs to give you the recognition you deserve.

Get your kicks elsewhere

It may just be that your boss isn’t the kind of person who ever gives out any recognition anywhere. You may need to get it somewhere else.

Do you have a blog?
Could you do a case study?
Would anyone in your industry be interested in learning how you did it?
Could you do a presentation about it at an industry conference?

It may not be the project itself. It may be how you managed it. It may be some unique challenge you overcame.

Find a reason to call attention to yourself. Sometimes, if you want it done, you just have to do it yourself. And it leads to BIGG success!

What’s your advice for getting the recognition you deserve?

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Reach Out and Touch Someone

tpentrepreneur We learned something fascinating. We would say exciting, but we wouldn’t want to give you the wrong impression! There is evidence that lovin’, touchin’, and squeezin’ can lower your stress!

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Holding hands

In a study of women, researchers found that holding hands reduces stress. They divided their participants into two groups: one group held hands with their spouse while the control group didn’t. Then they gave all of the women a low-level electric shock. The hand-holding group showed lower stress levels.

Hugging

Good Housekeeping published an article about some other studies that have discovered simple ways to reduce stress. We just talked about hand-holding; now let’s add hugging.

In one study cited in this article, researchers had a group hold hands with their spouses for ten minutes, followed by a twenty-second hug. The other group just sat there, not touching their spouses.

Researchers then asked all the participants to talk about a past event that stressed them out. The group that had held hands and hugged showed a lower heart rate and lower blood pressure that those who had not.

Kissing and more

The same article cites a study that showed that couples who kiss regularly also show less stress. This is all great news for couples who are together, but what if your significant other isn’t around when you’re feeling a lot of stress? Or what if you’re single?

Studies have also shown that a hug from a friend or a professional massage does the trick, too!

The personal touch at work

Obviously, there’s a fine line to touching in the workplace. However, if done properly, it can be an effective tool. Of course, if you’re just using it as a “tool”, it won’t come across as genuine.

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georgeI’ve had people shake my hand who touched the bottom part of my forearm up toward my elbow. I have to admit, I often feel a stronger connection with a person who does this naturally.

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marylynnI’ve noticed that when I shake hands with someone, I’ll often clasp my other hand on top. It feels more special than just a handshake.

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georgeI’ve learned that when someone is over-exuberant, irritated or upset – if you softly put a hand on their shoulder, it’s a way of saying that you understand and they calm down.

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marylynnI’ve seen managers literally give someone a pat on the back – not the lower back, but up between the shoulder blades. It makes them feel good.

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And of course, in sports, you often see the coach give the players a little pat on the butt. We don’t recommend that for the workplace!

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marylynn
Ah c’mon, I’m going to ask George to turn the other cheek!

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