Do you know what you’re truly meant to share with the world? Many people spend their whole lives trying to discover what they’re meant to do. For some, an unexpected event is the catalyst for big change.
When Meg Nocero lost her mother to cancer, her world was upended. Meg’s mom was a source of strength and inspiration her entire life. Learning to live without her was daunting. But the healing process that followed led Meg to a new calling – from high powered prosecutor to author and transformational coach.
You may not have a defining moment like Meg’s, but don’t let that stop you from putting yourself out there.
Maybe it’s finally time to go back to school, or make that cross-country move, or commit to the relationship you know is right.
Whatever it is, if you’re ready, try these 5 steps to help you get started:
- Let go
To start, ask yourself the following questions:
- What do I want?
- What can I do?
- What are my intentions?
Then, examine the influences in your life. This can be everything from your relationships, to your beliefs, to how you spend your time. Make two lists: one with what fills you up and one with what depletes you. Once you identify the ones which no longer serve you, let them go. You’ll be able to see more clearly and move on from what’s holding you back.
- Get comfortable
If you’re going to put yourself out there, you need to be comfortable in your own skin, scars and all. So often, it’s life’s trials that help you discover who you truly are. If you learn to get comfortable with the good, the bad, and even the ugly, you will find it easier to roll with the punches.
When this happens, people will notice. Confidence is magnetic, and when you are comfortable others will be attracted to what you’re offering them.
- Be the solution
The truth of the matter is, someone out there needs you. It may be a company looking for just your qualifications, or a friend going through a difficult time that you, too, have experienced. People have problems and if you have a solution, why keep it to yourself? If the thought of going for it is intimidating, consider the alternative. If you keep it in, who stands to lose?
Meg reminds us that wisdom gained is a treasure but wisdom shared is priceless. So don’t keep it all inside – put it out into the world.
- Don’t stop there
Once you identify what it is you want to do, don’t stop there. It’s important to recognize that putting yourself out there is a not a one and done event. As you fly higher in life, transformation continues. After all, if it doesn’t then you’re no longer growing.
When you start to get complacent, look for opportunities to continue to evolve and what you have to offer to others will change along with it.
The world needs what you have to offer. Put yourself out there and watch the possibilities unfold.