This is not about that chicken salad that you bought at the deli to share with everyone at the family reunion. This is acknowledging your talents, experiences and intellect about a particular subject. Everyone has insecurities and its because of these insecurities that we tend to forget just how much we can contribute to our professional and personal lives.
I have no educational background in therapy besides a couple of interpersonal communication classes that I took in college. But what I do have is a certain set of skills, and no its not as exciting or lethal as Liam Nelson in Taken, but I’m pretty sure there is a flashing sign above my forehead that says, “Great Listener”. Maybe I should have become a therapist. Can therapy sessions involve a fireplace and a glass of wine?
In many of my discussion with colleagues, friends, family and acquaintances over the years, people rely on what they know best. They tend to forget how they can contribute to the team, or perhaps they don’t believe that certain qualities are beneficial. In a team setting, it benefits everyone to realize their talents and own what you bring to the table.