If you have ever wanted to uplevel, get a better job title, and make more money, now is the time. For the first time in ages, employees have the upper hand in the job market. The only problem is that with a turnover rate in companies of around 40%–everyone else is vying to make the same moves, so you must discover how to display your potential and your brilliance. If you are tired of being overlooked and passed over for great opportunities, then it is time for you to learn the art of getting others to recognize your greatness without feeling arrogant or pretending to be something you are not.
Find Your Voice
The first step in displaying your potential is learning to speak up and tell others about what you do well. It may seem forward, but this is precisely what C-level executives want to hear. Your leaders want you to walk into their office, clearly articulate what you want, what you can accomplish, and then allow them to react to your requests. If you are waiting for your supervisor to walk through your door, tell you that you are awesome, and that they want to give you a promotion and more money, then you are going to keep waiting because the odds of that ever happening are extremely low. It’s not because you are not doing a great job, but because they are busy with their own careers, families, and managing through all of this tremendous change–and they simply do not have time to notice everything you do. Especially in a hybrid work environment, it is pivotal that you learn how to stand out and use your voice for what you do and what you want.
Own Your Greatness
If you fail to see your full potential, you must begin focusing on what I like to call the “inside work.” Becoming confident in who you are and what you do means practicing the mindset necessary to appreciate your potential. It is imperative that you get into the mindset that you deserve to be seen for who you are and who you are growing into. When you begin to own your greatness, it takes the awkwardness away when telling others about who you are and where your brilliance lies. The odd feeling that you are bragging or arrogant will begin to fade when you truly believe that you are valuable and that others need what you have to offer.
Stop Defending. Start Articulating
Investing in the inner work is vital in articulating your value because there cannot be a discrepancy between what your inner voice tells you and what you say. When you speak up and say to a decision-maker that you deserve a raise or a promotion, be prepared, they are going to ask you why. At that point, you must be able to articulate your value to the company, what you bring to the table, how they can rely on you, and how you make their life better. That is the message you should be prepared to articulate, and it needs to feel like a natural conversation.
When the inner work is not complete, and your mindset is not right–the simple question of “Why?” can easily place you on the defensive and begin a spindown of all of your old programming that tells you to justify your right to be there. The bold you that walked in to ask for what you want can quickly turn into an insecure mess that begins to ask questions, “I can’t believe you’re asking me this? Have I not proven myself? Why are you questioning my work? Have I done something wrong?” To keep this nasty wave of defensiveness from sweeping over everything, you must go into the situation prepped with the proper mindset work, knowing your value, and confident in your ability to articulate your what and why.
If you want to be seen for your full potential. It’s simple. Do the inner work and go check out my rocketlaunch.training, which I designed specifically to help you learn how to articulate your greatness, and watch my video to help you reach your potential.
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement, and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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