I’ve had an awesome day today, for many reasons but the one I wanted to share, was a breakthrough I discovered about myself.
I received an email from a writer who had been on my website and mailed me about an article they were writing and asked if I’d be able to add input. We arranged the call time and I was merrily excited to be adding value, when she gave me a little background and asked for my “expert” advice.
At the mention of the word ‘expert’ all thoughts left my head as I fumbled to find them! Hellooooo! Help!
“Yes”, the little voice in my head mocked me, “She’s looking for an expert.”
Felt like a blubbering idiot as I had a two part conversation with the writer and quieting Him, (who shall not be named), while trying to say what I wanted to say in the most succinct fashion.
She seemed happy and grateful for my contribution and said she would send me a copy of the article once she was done. Whew!
So perhaps I did manage to say what I wanted to say? Perhaps it was just jumbled in my head?
The Post-Call Reflection
“Why did I feel like that?” “Where did that blubbering come from?”
Could this just be my own perception? Have I not considered that over time I’ve become an expert at what I do?
And then it dawned on me. My little mocking voice was showing me a limiting belief I had about myself. “Had” not “have”, as now that I recognise it, it’s the last time I let it talk to me like that again.
I grew up with “Children should be seen and not heard”. How many of you have heard that? Our opinions didn’t count. As an adult I’ve overcome many of my preconceptions surrounding providing my opinion and I’ll share them freely now.
But an expert? Hell yes I am! I am helping others unleash their potential and I’m definitely an expert at that!
What a breakthrough!
I have new evidence for myself that my expert opinion counts. In fact, I gave myself permission to acknowledge all the other evidence I have that proves I’m an expert at many things. So to the little Voice in my head… your throne is once again usurped!