“Worth” seems to be the trending topic of the moment. Numerous individuals write songs about it and even have movies dedicated to lessons surrounding it. The underlying message they convey is that we need to convince others of our divine worth. Why do we spend endless amounts of time trying to convince onlookers of our unique value? Yes, I have been guilty of this as well. However, the act of convincing others of our worth is fundamentally wrong. Think of it this way…there is a sexy pair of heels you would love to own. They have been assigned a price of $299 to represent their cost. This is not a suggestion but a declaration by the person in charge of assigning worth to them, usually their creator. Ultimately, if you want them to grace your feet with their presence you must be willing to pay. This level of worth does not change unless the one assigning the worth decides to change it. It would seem foolish to walk into Nordstrom’s and say “I want those shoes for $49.99 please!” Unfortunately, that’s not how it works.
This also translates into our monetary worth that we pursue in our careers and even in our businesses. Are you truly charging what your work is worth or demanding the salary that your experience deserves? More than likely you’re NOT, which is common among women in business. You are probably allowing others to dictate to you what your rates, product prices, and salary should be. Why? Is it out of fear? Fear of rejection or being afraid that clients will not want to pay what you know your services deserve. There is an element of truth because, some people won’t; they’ll think it’s too high and that what you’re offering isn’t worth the price. That is perfectly ok. Just as there will be some who won’t be willing to invest there will be clients and employers who WILL value your worth and be willing to compensate you accordingly. You just have to step out in faith and in bold confidence. Another reason why we continuously “suggest” and seek to “convince” others of our worthiness is, we have not taken the time to consult the still small
voice within us that tells us we are PRICELESS. I challenge you and encourage you to take some time alone to reflect on the true contribution you are making with your gifts and talents. You’ll begin to realize that your talents, gifts, and skills are needed in the world and you deserve to be adequately rewarded for it. Stand strong in your purpose and passion! By doing so you will attract quality clients to partner with, who recognize the value you offer in your services and products. Lastly, Divas no more negotiating, no more bargaining and no more clearance! Refuse to devalue yourself and declare to the world I AM WORTHY! Famira M. Green also known as The Diamond DIVA your “Embeautiment Strategist”. She is a writer and blogger who is dedicated to equipping women to recognize the DIAMOND within and empowering them to outwardly celebrate the DIVA they are allowing them to shine brightly and impact the world! Connect with Famira at www. fgthediamonddiva.com.
Magnificent Living Magazine
Published on May 1, 2014
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