What Defines You?

This is a personal sharing. 

Someone might be able to relate, and I've always believed that there's a blessing in every trial. So I'd like to share a business problem of mine that eventually became a personal problem also. 

PS- I'll resume to my marketing articles in the next blog. :) 

I've shared in a previous email that we can't please all clients or customers. Despite our best efforts, some people will still find it short of their expectations, and that's okay. It doesn't mean that we're bad at what we do, it just means that it might be time for improvement, or the client has a different need that we cannot address. 

However, I will admit that a recent encounter quite shattered my confidence at work. The negative voices in my head returned (as they regularly do), and it became louder than ever. "You're not good at what you do. Is this really your calling? Why aren't your producing good results? You're a failure." 

I'm very fortunate to have a husband and safe friends whom I can talk to about my struggles. (I hope you have them too) One friend told me, "Why are you letting the opinion of two people define you?"  I stared blankly at her. I didn't know what to say. She was right! I realized that I let them, and I let my title and my business define who I am. If I wasn't doing good in work or in business, I automatically accuse myself as a failure. 

"If you know that this is your gift, and you're good at it, and you've helped people with it, don't let a few people define what you can and cannot do." , she added. After our conversation, my burden became lighter. The voices are still there, but they're softer. That one question was like an ice bucket thrown to my face. 

How about you? Have you had the same experience? Maybe someone needs this message also.

I hope to see you soon. :) 

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