April 18, 2011 - Are you feeling undervalued or over-evaluated in a relationship you are in or the work that you do? Do you feel as though you must justify everything? Are you not getting the return or appreciation for what you are doing? When these sort of feelings arise, it can not only undermine your confidence, it can also cause you to be counterproductive as you focus your energies on trying to prove your value or justify what you are doing. You are feeling this way because someone is making you feel this way. Allowing yourself to continually feel this way is giving them power over you.
Take an MM&I Moment to list why you feel undervalued or over-evaluated. List who is making you feel this way. Then write down what you would like to occur in order to shift your mind from what is happening now to what would help you get beyond the frustration and move forward. If this is someone who is essential or you value in your life, then talk to them and be open to truly discuss and resolve. If this is someone who is affecting you but is not important in the scheme of things, then it may be time to remove yourself from the situation so you can put your energy and effort where it will be valued and appreciated. Either way, it is ultimately up to you to make the next move.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Savvy Secret Tip of the Week
How are you monitoring trends inside and outside of your business to improve it or grow it? There is no time like the present to make trend watching a part of your business management practice. Growth companies know how to be "trend getters," not just trend setters. As a matter of fact, being on the leading edge in leveraging trends to address a customer need or identify a competitive missed opportunity can be more advantageous than being cutting edge.
"LOVING WORK, LIVING LIFE" ON APRIL 19TH: I have the pleasure of addressing the NC Dietetic Association Annual Meeting & Expo in Winston-Salem as the luncheon keynote speaker on April 19th. I look forward to helping its members and attendees shift from the frustrating, guilt-ridden pursuit of work/life balance to the energizing and empowering realization that comes from work/life synergy. The Expo is taking place at the Twin City Quarters Embassy Suites.