So often as I work with my clients, I ask them “What is your area of brilliance?” Usually, there’s a long pause or a blank stare followed by: “I’m not sure”. Why is it so hard for us to recognize our areas of strength, greatness and brilliance?
A few days ago it even happened to me… again! I was talking to a friend about my youth as a rodeo cowgirl. Riding at high rates of speed around the barrels at a rodeo or getting lead changes at the correct time in pole bending to get the fastest time… She said “Wow! You’re so amazing and brave!”……long pause from me and blank stare. “What do you mean?” I said. She said, “Oh my gosh, I’d be terrified to ride a horse, let alone go that fast!” I paused and thought, “wow, I’ve never thought of it from that perspective”, being around animals and riding horses has always come so naturally to me that I discounted it as a skill.
An example of this happened with a client who is a videographer. She came to me totally frustrated and ready to quit her business. We dove in together and I helped her to figure out what her strengths are, her values and her wealth profile. With this information she started making adjustments to the way she did business and started loving her work again, she also raised her rates and started making more money and feeing more valued for her skills! It’s amazing what a few changes can do to make it so you’re working in your areas of brilliance and stepping out of struggle!
So I’d like to ask you, what gifts, talents, skills and areas of brilliance are you discounting because they come so naturally to you? I’d love to know, so please leave your response in the comments.
If you’re not sure and would like support in figuring it out, that’s another area of brilliance for me, I’m great at helping my clients get clarity to figure out what your authentic edge is, and more specifically what your areas of brilliance are.
Wouldn’t it be great to know what your strengths are, your values and how you best make money? If this sparks your interest, I’d like to offer you a 20 minute clarity call to see if I can help. Click the link to schedule yours!