My comedian friend works nightly in front of crowds at nightclubs to hone his craft. With Covid-19, he is now working the crowds on Zoom. (Aren’t we all?)
He tells his performer friends to not sell themselves short. He encourages them to negotiate a price with the club managers. He assures them that their time and expertise are worth more than two free drinks, a coupon for 50% off a meal, or $10. He argues that performers still need to charge for their online performances. He impresses upon us all that when we work for free, we devalue not just ourselves, but our profession, our skills, and our talents.
So how do you keep from selling yourself short? Sell yourself TALL!!!!
Here are a few tips to consider:
- Make a list of your brilliance and awesomeness.
- Ask others what they think of you and believe them!
- Get your story straight and own it!
- Remove the words “just” and ‘only” from your vocabulary.
- Remember, you are a work in progress.
Your journey is amazing. Share it with others.
Own your awesomeness and do not EVER sell.
About the Author: Gail Straker, BEd
Gail started her health journey in October of 2017 after having a harrowing experience during a rim-to-rim hike in the Grand Canyon a month earlier. When she climbed out of that canyon alive, she made the decision to take charge of her own health. She started studying a low-carb, grain-free, and sugar-free lifestyle and began putting what she learned into practice.
Once she discovered the health benefits of this new way of eating and how intermittent fasting enhanced those benefits, she shared that knowledge with her friends and family. As a teacher, she has always been open to learning new things and then teaching what she has learned to others. She has since taught over a dozen loved ones to take charge of their health, lose weight, and come off medications by making dietary changes.
She continues to help others as a Certified Advisor with The Noakes Foundation, The Nutrition Network, and by being a coach and mentor for Lipedema Simplified.