About 3 days ago, I finished listening to a book called “The Secrets of a Millionaire Mind,” by T. Harv Eker. One of the questions that the author asks in the book is, “Do you believe in the value that you have to offer other people?” If you don’t believe in your value, then no one else will either. It really hit me when I heard him say that, because it’s SO TRUE!
Whether we’re talking about your spouse, your kids, your co-workers, your clients… if we don’t stand tall and believe in our own value, then they’re not going to either. If you don’t believe in your value, regardless of the role, how can you expect anyone else to believe in it? When I look at what I do as a health and fitness coach, it’s the same thing. If I don’t believe in the value that I bring to the table, I cannot convince them otherwise. It’s the same across the board, not matter what relationship you’re using as an example.
As a human and a child of God, you have value. As a person who is special and unique in your own way, you have value. You can make a difference. You can add value to other people’s lives. When I started doing the health and fitness coaching about 3 ½ years ago, one of my main purposes for doing it was, I just wanted to make a difference in people’s lives every day. That difference can simply be, making someone smile, or encouraging them, or inspiring them, or showing them that they’re not alone. There are so many ways for me to make a difference in people’s lives through this platform. There’s a platform for you too, you just have to find it.
They key is, you have to believe in your value first. If you don’t, why would anybody else? As many of you know, I went through a rough patch this summer. It started back in May and lasted through most of the summer and I honestly believe that a huge part of that very difficult time stemmed from the fact that I began to doubt my ability to add value. I was doubting my ability to make a difference in people’s lives. I lost sight of the true passion behind why I do what I do. I lost sight of each individual life that I have a chance to touch. What I now know, is that when we lose sight of that, we lose our purpose. We lose our passion. We lose our direction.
But when we can hold tight to our value and our purpose, then the sky’s the limit. Honestly and truly, I can lay my head down at night every single night and feel happy and accomplished. Helping one person, even if it seems like a very small thing, is enough to give me that sense of value now.
Y’all have a blessed day!