Self-Esteem: Why It’s Career Rocket Fuel! #CareerTips #Leadership
by Kate Nasser |
Self-esteem is not fluff; it is career rocket fuel. It is also a benefit in your life overall. Here’s the list of what your self-esteem does for you. Let me know if you think it’s worth boosting yours!
What Self-Esteem Does for Your Career & Your Life!
Self-esteem — confidence in your own worth — feels good. Yet it does more than just feel good. It rockets your career — any career you choose — with specific assets.
Gives you a thick skin and an open mind when hearing criticism without making you an arrogant oaf.
Clears up confusion. It answers questions like: Can I find success here? Or are the conditions impossible? When you know who you are and value yourself, the path is clearer.
Shines through to others. People like to hire and work with others who value themselves. You make working with you easy. That’s attractive!
Buoys you through tough times. We all have insecurities and doubts. However, good self-esteem is a buoy in many storms.
Helps you see possibilities that you wouldn’t otherwise see or consider. This is career rocket fuel!
Gives you potential to be a great leader. Great leaders have high self-esteem. It allows them to listen, empathize, mentor, and publicly recognize talents of those they lead. They don’t fear their employees’ success. In fact, they help make it happen.
Picture leaders saying, let’s bring that person on our new team because they handle change well. Adaptability makes you a very attractive employee. Self-esteem can make you more adaptable. When you believe in your value, you don’t think it’s only good in the current team.
Real-life Example: A large corporation decided to consolidate its three tech support centers into one. It made sense since each of the three companies were moving to one corporate software platform. Moreover, it would save money and give tech support center staff more opportunities for learning and development. Yet, the smallest company’s tech support staff took it as an insult. They kept saying “but we treated our customers well.” It was clear that the small group had tied their value to only their current work setting. Imagine how leadership would have viewed them if they had welcomed this new opportunity.
Benefits to Your career
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
And if you want to be a leader, it …
Self-Esteem for Handling Major Changes
As you think about your career and develop your career specific skills, remember to spend time on boosting your self-esteem. Think about what you do well. What are your various talents? How have you used them and where can you use them in new ways? Write these things down and read it every day. You will be amazed at how your self-worth will zoom!
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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