Never Shrink Yourself

Happy Sunday: Here is a great post from our internal guest blogger, Jackie! Jackie is our Special Projects Marketing Director here at HFG.

“Don’t shrink who you are to make someone else feel comfortable” … A phrase I’ve heard over and over in the course of my life. And boy, is it vital to truly understand this concept.

So many times, in life we are put in challenging positions that take us out of our comfort zone. We have to work with people who may seem more talented or qualified to do a job than us. And on the contrary we have to work with people that may see us as the more talented or qualified individual. In any scenario, do not downplay what you can bring to the table!

Have you ever been in a situation with someone that seems more comfortable when you’re silent or disengaged? Pay attention to those people and recognize that is the exact action of someone that feels threaten by you… and that’s not your problem. It can seem easier to shrink down your abilities when you’re in a room full of people that are not on the same level as you. You want to seem personable and friendly. You want to blend in with the crowd and you don’t want anyone to perceive you as braggadocios. But you don’t have to act high and mighty to showcase your skills. It’s never necessary to make yourself small, so someone else can feel big. You’d be doing yourself and the people around you a disservice by not fully walking in your passion and capabilities.

Everything you do you should be giving 101% no matter who is in the room. If you’re good at something be proud of that and let it inspire other people to step their game up. You will not serve anyone by diminishing yourself.

Dhall Here: I hope you enjoyed the read! Have a great Sunday!

Dhall

 

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