There is a massive difference between being arrogant and knowing your worth – they are light years apart. Knowing your worth is less about being extravagantly pompous and more about having a polished appraisal of yourself. Here the emphasis is on appreciating your rarity.

knowing your worth

If there is any place you shouldn’t dare risk genericness or being commonplace, it is in your career life. Ordinariness as a class is already overpopulated and densely congested. There are millions of people snuck up in the generic class who are very convenient with “getting lost in the crowd’ and drifting recklessly with the tides.

This is why you should strive to bring something new to the table. How are your employers going to notice your peculiarity when you are just a “characteristic clone” of your colleagues? Just that everyday guy in the office whose job millions of people can do.

It is of course embarrassingly fantastical to carry yourself about royally in an aristocratic gait — in the confidence of your uniqueness — if your results don’t speak for you. While it is good having a handsome impression of yourself – this impression can’t just be foisted on people. People have to see for themselves that you are special. You don’t have to hold them at gunpoint and coerce them into declaring you extraordinary.\

knowing your worth

There are fewer ways to let your gleaming extraordinariness saturate your workplace than by achieving exceeding results. Is your boss asking for 12 new leads or customers? How about delivering 18? Are your employers expecting 7% growth from your end? How about giving them 15%? More never hurts, does it?

Knowing your worth involves having a rebellious discomfort for staying within the confines of convention. Knowing your worth is having a gluttonous appetite for the extraordinary. Being very well aware that you can’t do just like that normal guy.

Why? Simply because you are not that normal guy!

Across my career, I have enjoyed aggressively accelerated career growth because I have a curious keenness for being “strange”. I wanted to be Michael D Brown, and no one else! Of the billions stacked up in the planet — I loved Michael D Brown. Do you get my point? I’m a “patent” — a unique being, so when I come into the scene, there is no way you are seeing “two” of me there!

knowing your worth

The rarer you are, the more expensive and valued you become. Gold is more expensive than sand, not necessarily because gold is more beautiful than sand but because gold is more UNCOMMON than sand. Come on, be proud to be uncommon!

I have seen many great potentials amputated because they felt convenience with being OKAY. They hit a nice job, and they think that is the best they can ever get. No, THERE IS MORE! More above!

In most cases, extraordinariness can be consciously developed and accumulated. You mustn’t be born an Einstein, with an IQ of 400 and building rockets straight from your mother’s womb. I have seen sparsely talented guys become icons in their careers because they delibertaely honed themselves and built their repertoire of skills.

Know your worth and stop feeling at peace with being common.

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