This afternoon I spent a couple of hours helping my friend with some content for her website and also helping her with a flyer that she wants printing to promote her business. I really enjoyed doing it and it was great to be able to help.
My friend Sarah is a Doula. She supports women through pregnancy and child birth. She is a retired midwife with 30 years experience and she has really extensive knowledge and a great practical know how.
I can not think of anyone who could be more lovely in her role. But, despite her amazing depth of knowledge I had to really push her to include details of her amazing experience in her literature.
It got me thinking about how difficult many of us find it to sell ourselves. Most of us would hate others to think we are boasting. If anything most of us seek to hide our achievements rather than broadcasting them!
So, when we start a business based on our own skills and expertise there can seem to be a real conflict. How do we promote ourselves and sell our services without blowing our own trumpet and feeling uncomfortable?
Mindfulness can really help. When we are mindful we have the ability to think clearly. Rather than getting caught up in the uncomfortable feelings that may arise we can note them and then decide what to do.
With mindfulness we learn that feelings and thoughts come and go and we can chose whether to act on them. If we can take a balanced view then we often see that the unease that we feel is not necessary. We can learn to view the situation in a more detached way and then sell ourselves to an extent that we feel comfortable with.
Feeling comfortable with the way we present to the world is really important. Mindfulness can help us to achieve this. When we get it right we are left with a quiet confidence that allows us to thrive and helps others to really believe in us.
Come on a Revitalise Day to see what mindfulness could help you to achieve. The day itself is a chance to relax and enjoy yourself. There is absolutely no pressure, yet every opportunity to chill out, listen and learn.