As a scrolled the gram this weekend and saw the teacher events happening, I thought about my old self. I’d often attend teacher conferences or see them online and wish I was presenting for them.
Then it hit me....I was waiting. Waiting to be noticed, waiting to be selected, waiting for someone to see me.
I knew what I was good at, I knew I was comfortable with presenting in front of others, and I knew I’d be great at it. So what was stopping me?
Many of us subconsciously are waiting for permission. We are waiting for others to open doors for us. And yes, that is important, but somebody might not always open the door for you, you have to wiling to open it yourself.(Sidenote: those of us that are in positions to open doors for others, must do just that. Open doors, acknowledge other’s expertise, amplify their voice, help them to identify their strengths/weaknesses and do something about it , etc) .
I realized I needed to create my own opportunities. I had to continuously develop my craft. I had to stop operating as a generalist and operate as a specialist. I had the power to share my expertise on my own terms whether it was a small or big.
And I did just that, I created my own opportunities, way before BGT was even created. And I’m not gonna sugar coat it, it’s not easy. But if it were easy everybody would be doing it.
I say all these to say, you have more control over your career than you realize. You don’t have to wait for permission to cultivate your craft and shine the light on your own expertise and knowledge. You have the ability to create your own opportunities as long as your realize the word “opportunity” can look like a lot of different things.
We will be sharing more on this topic at tonight’s gem session. Register to attend if you are in the area and have time. If you can’t attend we will be emailing a one pager that summarizes and walks you through the process we are using to do this work so make sure you are on our mailing list. 💎💎Can anybody relate to this topic? Share your thoughts below!