Episode 6 : Worthiness
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Hey, everyone. It’s Candace Rusling with Monk & Mills, and you are listening to Live an Unapologetically Bold Life. Today, we are tackling the topic of worthiness. Now, just like each week, we are going to take a teeny, tiny, bit-sized piece of this giant, huge topic. So, grab your coffee, get a pen, and settle in, because here we go.
The concept of worthiness is a big one, especially in the entrepreneurial world. Now if you don’t feel worthy of success, then you’ve essentially doomed yourself to failure before you’ve even started. Yeah, let that sink in.
Now the biggest and most successful people in the entrepreneurial world believe that they are worth the success they crave. It’s as simple as that. They believe that they can and they believe that they should.
Now somewhere along the way some of us lost that feeling of worthiness. Maybe some of us never had it to begin with. I’ll say from personal experience, worthiness is a battle that I struggle every single day. So these tips today are coming straight from the horse’s mouth. These are the things that I do every single day to make sure that my feeling of worthiness and my confidence in myself is growing. Because let me tell you, worthiness is directly related to confidence. When you believe you can, you will. Because my favorite saying says it all: If not now, when? If not you, then who? Let’s jump into the first tip for finding your worth, and that’s believing.
Believing goes a little bit further than the concept of, “if I believe in myself, I can”. While I love and utilize positive self-talk, this just means that we are believing instead in what we have to offer, and believing that there are people who need what we have. So, it’s a little bit of a cheat. A tiny bit of a work-around when it comes to feelings of worthiness.
Instead of starting with the huge concept of self-worth, we are going to start at the other end and find the worth in our product, in our content, in what we are creating. Now, for content creators this is pretty simple. There are people out there who do not know what you know and who are looking for what you have.
Think of the line. Yes, I talk about the line metaphor all of the time, and I will continue to preach it until every single person understands that we all have a space on the line. There are people ahead of you that you learn from and you strive towards, but then there are people behind you that you can turn around and help forward. It’s simple. The people behind you believe in your content. They are giving you value. There are people who need what you have.
Now that we know and we believe that there are people out there looking for what we have, we have to start opening up and offering it to them, so be that in creating your content and putting it on the interwebs, developing your product and getting it in front of the people that you want to see it. Even if you’re not in business, it means being the person that you really are and putting yourself out there for people to find, because in any and all case, if you do not build it, they will not come. It is not magic. You can’t will something into existence. No matter how hard you believe, if you don’t share, you won’t see any results, simple as that.
The last tip is the most and least tangible. Now let me explain. You have to trust. Trust sometimes gets confused with blind faith, and I’m talking about real trust, trusting in the process, knowing that you have done all the steps, that you have set yourself up for true success, and trusting that if you’ve done it in the right way, the results will happen. They may not be immediate, but they will happen. The tricky part is try not to tie up your sense of worthiness inside of the results, so you have to trust that your content or what you are here to give is worth, is valued, even if you don’t see the type of results you’re hoping for.
You have to trust that you are worthy. I will stand on a soapbox and I will say it every single day. I will shout it at you if you need me to. You are worthy. Say it over and over again. Wake up every single day. Say it in the mirror if you want to.
“I am worthy. I am worthy of this. I am worthy of success. I am worthy of all the things I dream of.”
It might sound a little hokey and it might feel a little bit uncomfortable at first, but good. It’s supposed to, because change doesn’t happen from inside your comfort zone, so stand on your own soapbox, take a deep breath and shout, “I am worthy,” a million times a day, if you have to, until you believe it.
Thanks so much for joining me today. Make sure you are subscribed to catch new episodes every single Wednesday, and if you’re looking to dive a little bit deeper into the topics we tackle here, head on over to monkandmills.com. And remember, your worth is non-negotiable, so never undercharge for it.
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