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Do You Know How Value & Self-worth Affect Your Life?

There have been times when I wondered what my life would have been if only I had understood the impact of knowing my worth. Without any extensive self-assessments, I know my relationship choices would have been different.  Hmm…I guess it’s okay to wonder, without spending considerable time feeling disheartened about what coulda shoulda woulda.

My childhood memories include growing up in Rancho Cordova, California as a Brownie and then a Girl Scout for many years. Through those organized program activities, I was introduced to basic leadership skills, courage, team-building, adventure, and confidence – especially when I was one of the top Girl Scout cookie sellers. So, I can say I was familiar with self-worth on a surface level.

What is the Meaning of Self-Worth and Self-Value?

Self-worth and self-value are two related terms that are often used interchangeably. Having a sense of self-worth means that you value yourself, and having a sense of self-value means that you are worthy. The differences between the two are minimal enough that both terms can be used to describe the same general concept.

Many people battle with knowing (and communicating) their value which ultimately affects their relationships and career decisions to say the least.

Powerful Videos

Instead of potentially overwhelming boring you with a lot of talk about how knowing our self-worth and value influences every area of our lives, would you check out the following two videos.

1. YOUR VALUE

2. Know Your Worth, Then Ask For It

After reading this content and watching the videos, would you do me a favor? Would you share your feedback? I would really love to hear your personal stories as to when, or if, you discovered your value. Okay?

While you are discovering and assessing your self-worth, keep a few things in mind.

Maybe you’ve experienced a “failed” relationship, felt stuck in your career, or felt “less than” after comparing your accomplishments with others. Regardless of what chipped away at your self-worth, you CAN rebuild your confidence in YOURSELF.

Final Thought

Know Your WORTH and do not settle for less than you DESERVE. One last thing is that you will encounter those who are unable to see your value, but don’t let their opinion become your reality.

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The Essence of Leadership

In the past few years, I have become increasingly passionate about the topic of leadership and the importance of leadership development. Once I read Mark Sanborn’s book, “You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader,” my passion for leadership went from a flicker to a flame.

Definition of Leadership

Google defines leadership as, “the action of leading a group of people or an organization.” Although the Google definition provides general terms, it does not outline the attributes necessary for good leadership or the dangerous impact poor leadership has on an organization or faith-based ministry.


Let’s Talk About Leadership

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He [She] is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” President Ronald Reagan.

Just because a person holds a leadership (or management) position, DOES NOT mean they should. Amen to that! Sure they may “meet” or exceed the education and/or desired experience qualifications, but that does not equal good leadership.

Attributes of a Good Leader

  • Honesty
  • Creates conditions of trust
  • Good Communicator (actually speaks to and interacts with subordinates)
  • Courageous
  • Accountable
  • Exercises Emotional Intelligence
  • Innovative
  • Visionary
  • Strategic Planner
  • Leads by Example
  • Passion for a greater cause
  • Leads with influence, not control
  • Has Strong Interpersonal Skills
“One of the greatest accomplishments you can be paid as a leader is to have someone say that you have helped them be better than they thought they could be.” ~ Mark Sanborn

Are You a Leader?

According to John Quincy Adams, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, YOU ARE A LEADER.”

Leadership Resources


Final Thoughts

Thankfully, I have only encountered a low percentage of poor leadership/bad management in my 25+ years as a working adult.

Even though poor leadership didn’t create the healthiest or safest workplace environments, I realized I could benefit from their ineffective leadership. Yep, I began to study their ineffectiveness to teach me what NOT TO DO. #PerspectiveShift

Not only did I learn what not to do, I eventually created a consulting business that will be instrumental in creating good leaders who will have the tools and skillset to positively influence change.

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