Lately I feel like I’ve been having this conversation a lot. Encouraging others that they are amazing. That the goals they have met are huge! Not to compare themselves. Sound familiar?
Yay me! Wait…no?
You’ve worked hard to get sales this month. Then you see someone being celebrated for having higher sales.
You achieved a status set by the company and are so excited. Crickets.
It’s been a challenging month but you showed up and still did your best. Nothing.
Sometimes it is extra tough.
Not everyone cares about being acknowledged for their successes. Yeah right. We can say that, but truth is a little piece of us would like to hear a “way to go” once in a while.
If we are showing up and doing our best, sometimes we are the only ones that know that. Others can’t see what is happening on the other side of your front door. Maybe there are health issues (mental or physical). Perhaps you are having to take care of a loved one, so have limited time to do what you normally do. Shoot…maybe you have a full time job and this is supposed to just be your side gig.
It’s hard to cut ourselves a break sometimes because we hear things like “don’t make excuses”, or “you can do anything”. Though we love the positive affirmation, we also resent it when we are struggling. Give us a minute and give us some grace. We are doing our best just to show up each day. And more often than not, we are still hitting goals. We just aren’t saying anything about any of it.
We hear it all the time. Comparison kills. It sure does. It kills excitement. Momentum. Passion.
Companies obviously shout out the highest sales. That’s just the way it is. But then our minds go to not feeling like we are doing enough. That we ‘suck’. That we are a disappointment.
Truth is, we are ALL important. Every bit of what we do counts.
So what do we do?
That’s the question of the day! What can we do to feel good about our accomplishments? Big and small?
What can we do when we achieved what we were shooting for, regardless of how big or small it is to someone else? It was OUR goal.
Truth is, I don’t have all the answers. Only a few ideas:
- Share it with someone! A friend. A team member.
- Be sure and tell your upline (if you have one) because it’s very likely they have no idea!
- Make yourself a graphic or use a gif and give yourself a shout out!
- Do something good for yourself. A treat. A mini-celebration for YOU.
It’s never been something I’m comfortable with, but I will take my own advice. I hit a company goal recently, but since I have no upline and the company doesn’t do shout outs for each and every thing (until a list and award come out at conference, which will include everyone), I have to be comfortable giving myself a shout out. To ME, it was a goal and I hit it. Ahead of schedule even.
What makes giving ourselves a shout out even easier is to give credit to those that helped us achieve it! I mean, being humble is more attractive than arrogance, of course.
If you are looking to grow a team and grow your business, YOU are the brand. People won’t know what YOU are all about unless you tell them. So GO for the post! Give yourself a shout out. Share it in a group so we can all cheer for you!
If you are struggling with giving yourself a shout out, please let me know and I’ll do it for you! What ever your business. I’m here for it! Let’s lift one another up!
EVERY goal and milestone is a BIG DEAL.