What Are You Worth?

by | 3 Dec 2023 | Behavioural Science, Business Tools, Leadership

In our lives, one of the common yet often overlooked challenges we face is underestimating ourselves. To be completely honest, I’ve been down that road myself. It’s a prevalent issue that prompts me to delve into a crucial topic — understanding your genuine worth.

Whether you’re navigating the complexities of a career, exploring personal development, or simply seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, the concept of worth is a fundamental aspect of your journey. Let’s embark on this exciting adventure together.

Embrace Your Expertise

Let’s begin by acknowledging your unique qualities. If you’re an expert in your field, whether it’s your profession, a craft, or a specific skill, take pride in your accomplishments. Many of us underestimate the value of our expertise. We tend to downplay our achievements and qualifications, often attributing them to luck or external factors. Your knowledge and skills are precious assets, and sharing them with the world is something to be proud of. Your unique experiences and expertise are what set you apart from others, and they’re integral to understanding your worth. It’s worth noting that expertise is a journey, not a destination.

Remember that expertise isn’t solely defined by formal qualifications or job titles. It extends to the skills you’ve honed through personal interests, hobbies, and life experiences. Take a moment to reflect on your areas of expertise, whether it’s your ability to connect with people, your technical know-how, or your creative talents.

When you embrace your expertise, you’re benefiting yourself and enriching the lives of those around you. You become a source of inspiration and a role model for others. So, stand tall, let your light shine, and embrace that you are truly worth it.

Continuous Growth

One of the cornerstones of understanding your worth is never underestimating your potential. Each of us brings something special to our work, our relationships, and our lives. We’re all unique, shaped by our experiences, skills, and aspirations.

Life is a journey of learning and growth. No one has all the answers; we’re all a work in progress. When you embrace your unique experiences and skills, you foster an environment that encourages personal growth, not just for yourself but for those around you as well. Celebrate your individuality because that’s where your true worth lies.

Make self-discovery and continuous learning your lifelong companions. The path to understanding your worth is closely connected with your journey of self-improvement and personal growth.

Your Self-Worth

Understanding your worth isn’t confined to your professional life; it extends to personal growth and self-appreciation. You deserve all the good things life has to offer, including love, respect, happiness and success. Frequently, we tend to be excessively self-critical, focusing on our perceived flaws and imperfections. However, genuine self-worth emerges from embracing your whole self and imperfections. We all make mistakes and have areas where we can improve — that’s just being human.

In every challenge and setback, there’s an opportunity for growth. Your worth isn’t defined by your mistakes but by how you learn from them and emerge stronger. Your worth is also shaped by your kindness, determination, capacity to love and support others, and resilience in the face of adversity.

Surrounding yourself with a supportive community is also essential. A strong support system can help you recognise your worth even when you doubt it. Understanding your self-worth also means setting boundaries. Know your limits and don’t be afraid to say no when necessary. This not only protects your time and energy but also communicates to others that you value yourself.


Understanding your worth is more than a matter of self-esteem; It’s about recognising your unique strengths and talents and the positive impact you can have on the world. It empowers you to reach for your goals and overcome obstacles. As you embark on this exciting journey, take pride in your skills, cherish your experiences and believe in your potential. And remember, you are definitely WORTH IT!

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Dr Leanne Elich PhD. GAICD. CEO, Leanne Elich Consulting

Leanne Elich is a Sales Psychology & Business Strategist with expertise in Neuroscience and Behavioural Science sales techniques. Leanne and her team work with individuals, teams and organisations to create powerful sales strategies to ethically influence consumer behaviour and create visibility in a busy market.