"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Own Your Talent

This is an angry rant:

I've been seeing a lot of "I was lucky enough to have worked with so and so on project X..."

Let me tell you something.

You were NOT lucky enough to have worked with so and so.

You effing EARNED it.

Stop making yourself look less professional than you are, or less skilled, and promote yourself with a simple "I worked with so and so on project X...."

No one is going to look at you like you're bragging. You're stating a simple fact. You really did work with so and so on that project.

Because when you're lucky enough to have worked with so and so on project x, you sound out of your league.

And I get it, you probably DO feel lucky! And you want to seem modest, you want to seem humble, but how long have you been working at this? How long have you been forgoing luxuries so you can answer what you've been called to do in this life? How long have you been working so hard, and finally, finally, you're at a level where you're working with people of the same caliber as you? And now you're starting to make money at this - decent money!

OWN your talent. OWN your magic. OWN your hard work that is paying off.


Whew! Angry rant over!

I feel so much better!


  1. LOL I do this all the time, I'm afraid. I think I just come from a humble, "Wow, I am blessed to work with this person" attitude and I don't mean it to sound like a "I'm not worthy!" cop out. But I guess it comes out that way!

    Such a fresh perspective. Thanks Lira :)

  2. AMEN!! Great perspective, there's power in the tongue.. I'm constantly attempting to be more aware of the perceived and/or intended messages I send. Glad I read this! Thanks 4 sharing


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