I’ve always been the kind of person who never really felt like I deserved praise, or deserved gifts…even if someone offers to buy me lunch, I feel indebted to them. If someone does something for me out of the kindness of their heart, that they normally get paid for, it feels uncomfortable. I don’t know if it’s because I never had a lot of money, or that I’m just a ‘giver’ and don’t understand that the knowledge I have is really worth enough for someone to pay me. Or, maybe it’s because I feel that if something is easy for me that I shouldn’t accept money for doing it?
Does this sound like YOU?
I’ve spent the last year in an amazing Mastermind group that is filled with wonderful people, many who are authors, speakers, trainers, coaches, and consultants. They have figured out that the knowledge they have is really valuable! One of the members of the group finally said something that made me finally ‘get it’. She said this…
“There is NO ONE on this earth that has the knowledge and life experiences that YOU have! NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON! You are completely UNIQUE!” She also said, “If anyone tells you to charge What You’re Worth, that is impossible! If you charge what you’re worth, no one could afford you, because you can’t put a price on that!”
Have you ever thought about what you really ‘know’? It might amaze you if you started writing down everything you know something about. Everyone has interests and skills and I’ll bet there’s someone out there that needs or wants the information that you already have. How many times have you paid someone to do something that you couldn’t do yourself, or had no interest in learning how to do?
Find your ‘value’ and OWN IT! You are worth more than anyone could ever afford, so stand up a little straighter, smile, and if someone wants to do something for you, let them, and if someone wants to give you something for your knowledge or experience, just be grateful, accept it, and get over feeling guilty about it!
For more information about the Mastermind group I’m involved with, Come to the RockStar Marketing Bootcamp on March 12-14 in Los Angeles!