This question may be simple as it seems, but it’s interesting to know that a number of people are still struggling to answer it.
I’ve always had a hard time talking about my accomplishments because I feel that I am always judged for being arrogant or so. This impacts my rating in the company as I fail to elaborate on my achievements with my leader every performance review. After attending an #IamRemarkable session, it made me more confident in promoting myself as I’ve fully understood the statement “it’s not bragging if it’s based on facts”.
Knowing that I am not alone in this dilemma, it inspired me to become a facilitator so as to bring this mindset to a wider audience. I know that some women (and men) tend to quiet down for fears of being called “bossy” or conceited, and I want to make more individuals to break that norm in order to realize their full potential.
My favorite #IamRemarkable memory was when I had a session with a mother in the group whose husband’s health was critical at that time. She felt that she’s being left out by her colleagues career-wise since she’s unable to focus more at work, but #IamRemarkable made her realize that what she does for her family is by itself a remarkable act. I still get teary-eyed every time I remember that at that moment she finally placed herself on a pedestal and thanked herself for doing a job well done.
As a life coach and women empowerment advocate, I have leveraged #IamRemarkable to run online workshops for a cause with the aim to help my fellow countrymen who were drastically affected by the pandemic. I can say that #IamRemarkable is a very effective platform not just with self-promotion, but in helping people rise up from whatever challenges they are having – whether spiritually, mentally or financially.
With this workshop, I aim to fill my participants’ “cups” so that we in turn can fill up others’ – by celebrating our accomplishments and inspiring each other.