I Doubted My Expertise
Recently, on a dive trip, I noticed how I downplay my experience and expertise.
We were on a boat with several new divers. There was a more seasoned diver who was giving lots of advice. I found myself listening to her and downplaying my experience and expertise in her presence.
Now, I too, am a seasoned diver. I have been diving for over 18 years. I have 3 different certifications including advance diving certification and stopped counting around my 200th dive.
I have a great deal of expertise and experience.
But for whatever the reason, I allowed myself to shrink a bit in the presence of someone else who was much more vocal about it than I was and I compared myself to her coming up a bit short.
Why this is important is because I notice how so many amazing people will downplay their expertise and experience especially in the presence of someone else who is more vocal about it
It doesn’t feel like your ability measures up. The problem with that when it comes to living your purpose and making your impact, if you back away because of not owning your expertise, you can’t make the impact you are meant to make.
In order for you to make the difference you are meant to make, you have to OWN your abilities, your wisdom, and your expertise. You won’t speak up or project confidence that ignites people’s willingness to follow you.
You are this amazing being with so much deliciousness to offer. It is up to you to see what it is and own it so others will feel a difference in your presence and allow you to help them.
Take stock of your brilliance. Own your trains, your experience your wisdom, the difference you made in the lives of others. The more you can see just what a powerhouse you are, the more you will instill confidence in others and the more you will be able to make a difference in the lives of others.
Here’s to making a difference,