I was at a fabulous networking event last night with a local women’s association called “Company of Women“. I was thinking back to when I first started my business and I went out networking, all I really tried to do was just fit in. I didn’t want to stand out and be different. I would act a little uncertain about the service I offered and how I could help people, because I really was unsure.
Now, I try to stand out. I’m okay with being noticed and being looked to now for my knowledge and experience. Imagine what networking would be like if we all stood out and were very proud of our gifts, talents and accomplishments? We’d all be better off, and could support one another in offering and expressing our core talents.
I used to shun the spotlight, now I want it. I know now that I’m living my purpose and I’m fulfilling my Divine Plan to help other people. That is giving me the boost of confidence I need to feel confident and self-assured in offering my services and programs more boldly.
I know not everyone will want what I have, and so I will get many “no’s” from people, but I’m okay with that because I know are there are many “yeses” out there. And, I just need to keep making my offer and the right people who I’m meant to serve will accept it.
What about you? Are you fitting in or standing out? If you’re not confident in standing out and being noticed, here are some things you can do:
- determine your core strengths and talents
- get clear on your life purpose
- work on your marketing message so that it’s clear and conveys your self-assurance
What has your experience been with standing out at networking events?