She couldn’t believe the one word that came up in a simple self-assessment. She had sensed it in her 20+ years of accomplishments across the globe. But the word simply was not the word she used to describe herself or the quality that most captivates people and brings them value. She might have chosen compassionate, loving, sensitive. But this word?
What was that word? Power.
That word came up in one of the self-assessments I use with clients to help them gain a facet of self-knowledge. It was as if a mirror into her whole heritage and history brought to light her untapped gifts. What’s unique about this assessment is that it is more a reflection of how the world sees you – not how you see yourself.
Held in check, the world, it turns out, holds up a mirror to our genius.
Whether you’re a speaker or spiritual seeker, a painter or business artist, there’s an oft-overlooked level of knowledge essential to hone on the path to mastery.
It’s a knowledge that involves the world mirroring your genius. And it involves your genius in turn lifting up the world.
I’m sure you know and honor your “values,” and you likely don’t equate “your value” with complete monetization. You are not a product.
Still, if you endeavor to do business-as-unusual, you need to prioritize your value.