Know your worth..
I would hope by this point you have had the chance to read my post about loving yourself, because that will get you to the point of knowing your worth. I feel like most people assume that you only need to know your worth when it comes to romantic relationships,
which is absolutely true, but there is so much more to it. You need to know your worth in all aspects of life. What do you deserve in the workplace? In friendships? In a career? Knowing your worth is being able to see the best version of yourself surrounded by the people and things you love.
For me, I want to be able to drive a Mercedes one day. So, you know what I envision for myself? Being a GM or at the corporate level for hotels, making enough money to afford one. And you know who's going to help get me there?? My support system. The people you surround yourself with matter! So, if you have a friend that only wants to grab drinks when their boyfriend can't be bothered, to heck with them! Or if your significant other can't be there to give you a pick-me-up after a rough day because their friends want to go get into some shenanigans, to heck with them too! You deserve to have people that have your back through thick and thin no matter what. You hear that?? NO. MATTER. WHAT! Your support system doesn't get to choose when it's convenient for them.
Ladies, I'm going to pick on you for a hot sec, well because I'm a girl, so it's what I know best. Too often, especially in younger girls, do I see them give up on their dreams and aspirations for some guy that does not give two darn toots about them. Why?
Because you love them, right? Well do you love yourself? Because the way I see it, you don't give two darn toots about yourself either by allowing yourself to be treated with anything less than respect. Where is that relationship going to get you? I'll tell you where, pretty far off the course you had dreamed for yourself prior to this loser you have fallen for. I get it, you do care about this person, but care about yourself more! Fight for what you want in life, and allow the people that are willing to fight alongside you, take part in lifting you up.
Speaking of battles, the career battle is a big one. Many of us spend the majority of our lives working hard to get to where want to be in a career so we can eventually retire on a beach somewhere and drink mojitos all day. Knowing your worth in the workplace is just as important in relationships. This is a place you spend (for most of us at least 40 hours a week), so make it worth your while. There are few things in life that are worse than getting up only to have to go to a job that you hate and are not respected.
I am a firm believer that if you treat your employees well, they will in turn, treat your customers well. Knowing your capabilities and the way you should be treated in the workplace should never come second to any amount of pay or title. Know what your value
is, what you can bring to the table and NEVER settle for anything less than your dreams.
Lastly, when it comes to friendships. This is so big for me because at the end of the day, if a romantic relationship doesn't work out or a job has beaten you up, friends are people you should always be able to turn to and rely on. Fair weathered friends are never okay and you should never settle for them. Friendship is a thing to be valued and if you have people in your life that only want to be there for the good times, welp, sayonara buddy! That is a waste of your time and you know it. The Golden Rule needs to be applied here and applied here hard. If you show up for people that don't show up for you, you are not showing others that you know and respect your worth. Be kind to others, but more importantly, be kind to yourself. Who do you always go to bed with every night without fail?? YOURSELF!! So be kind to yourself; be respectful to yourself and know your dang worth! Never settle for people who aren't on your team and don't want the absolute best for you. Surround yourself with those that love you and the things that make you thrive. Above all, know that you are worth it and there is no one else just like you! Alright y’all, until next time, get out there and crush it while making the world a better place!
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