I remember years ago being in Paris France and needing a good haircut, is there really any other type? A good hair cut and a good cologne is a must in this life. Entering a very Chi Chi hair salon on the left bank round the corner from Chanel.
I asked the receptionist who is your best cutter as in the bizz, they call the expert the Master cutter be it male or female. She introduced me to an older flamboyant man. I requested that he show me his portfolio of work pre cutting my hair, at the time I was blessed by having my cuts done by a partner, who was the big deal at Vidal Sassoon back in the day, so I new from good cuts.
This French gentleman was very patient with me and probably thought in his head “Mon Dieu is this guy for real”, then I just asked him directly are you good? He said sit down, yes I am and that response and my own asking, has stayed with me for years. I have used this method when seeking out a variety of professionals and have been asked by others when booking me for an event or a reading.
Toot your own horn, let your light shine, turn up the volume, knowing when you are good and have become a expert or master of your craft is not from ego, it is about knowing your worth, and can you express your own talent or self in confident ownership, this again has nothing to do with not being humble, gracious or speaking from false modesty.
When you know your worth, then you can negotiate fair and proper pay for your talents, your art, your project proposals. When people ask are you good at what you do? I say yes I am, very good. I got this from Caroline Myss when she speaks about her talent as a medical intuitive and teacher, she will always say I am very good, one of the best.
We do no good to ourselves or others by turning down our light, playing small, our talents to please another or to not get noticed. My voice is deep and trained to project as my day job requires me to speak in front of many, I often use it to project the good vibes and welcome in our lovely customers. Plus my vibrant persona is not a plane jane type even if I tried, it does not work.
Shine, stand on your desk, celebrate your talents, know your worth, shine and share your light of grace and creativity by just being you.
Michael @ New Wisdom Blog 2019