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Greetings! May 2013

WOW – this past month has been a whirlwind of ups and downs, major transformation and really stepping into my personal power. It’s been a long time coming and it feels both exciting and scary at the same time! I am continually reminded of the quote, “Fear is just a form of excitement”. The biggest area I have grown is around fully stepping into the value I provide and difference I make for others and finally charging what I’m truly worth.  

You can learn more about Valuing Your Worth in this month’s workout below. I also wanted to let you know that as a result of this transformation, I am raising the price of my products, so if you happen to know of Entrepreneurs in your network (or you are one yourself) who are tired of finding clients one at a time and want to get their message out to a whole lot more people with powerful workshops or webinars, please direct them to http://www.workshopandwebinarsuccess.com to get in on the current price of $597 through this Saturday, June 1st. After June 1st, the price will go up to $997.

Wishing you all the best,


Jean M. DiGiovanna, President, ThinkPeople


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Valuing Your Worth
As a “giver” I like to help and I do it from a place of wanting to make a difference. When helping others comes easy to me or I feel like I’m utilizing my gifts, somehow I don’t feel I should charge as much for it. Can you relate? What gifts and talents do you have that you think “Oh, doesn’t everyone have that?” or you get complimented for it and you respond, “Oh, it’s really nothing”.

Well, actually it IS something! A BIG something! We are each born with unique gifts and talents that come naturally to us but, because they come naturally we often take them for granted and barely recognize them. And, let’s not forget about the years of experience and expertise we have gained as well that enhance those gifts. When was the last time you embraced your gifts and recognized the difference you make?

I have finally made a commitment to no longer downsize my value or give away my gifts and expertise because I think the person I’m serving won't be able to afford it. Or, because I feel it’s not worth it because it comes so naturally to me. When I do that, I'm not only devaluing myself, I'm devaluing those I’m serving.  Can you see what a vicious circle of scarcity thinking this creates?  We think, by giving others a great deal, we are serving them well.  But, in fact, we are actually saying to them, "I don't value my own worth enough to charge for it, so I'm giving this great discount to you because I don't believe you value my worth either!"  

I used to think that by asking for more money, I was being "greedy" and by wanting to make over 6 figures and even 7 figures, I was being "money-hungry".  Well, now I finally see that by asking for what I know my gifts, talents and years of experience and hard work are truly worth, and by charging closer to the value I provide, people receive that value. And, with that money, I get to impact even more people.   

Making more money allows me to help a whole lot more people.  And, I can give a whole lot more money to the organizations and foundations I am committed to like ending homelessness and hunger in the world starting right in my back yard. And, continuing to give to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation because what they have already done to help my Dad experience more years in his life is priceless!

As you look at all the experience and gifts you have, are you getting paid what you are worth? Or, are you giving up, thinking to yourself, “I’m not worth it” or “They won’t pay me more”. Until you ask, how will you know?

It's time for us to stop thinking we are being "greedy" or asking for too much for the value we provide. It's time to stop responding "WOW, that's a lot of money" when someone tells us their fee and instead, to look within and notice how much or little value you place in yourself. This is the time to access your full power and stand up for the difference you bring to the world because YOU are worth it!

The world needs your gifts and talents in the way that you uniquely deliver them.  It's time to recognize your self-worth and ask for what you deserve so that you can make a huge difference in the world.  

The world is waiting for you!
Cheers,
Jean M. DiGiovanna

Monthly Workout: Valuing Your Worth
Here is the workout to take on this month:
  1. What comes naturally to you? What do others compliment you on that you don’t even recognize in yourself? These are generally your gifts and talents.
  2. How often do you utilize your gifts and talents today? How do you impact others with your gifts and talents? What’s the difference you make with others?
  3. How many years of experience and skills have you gained that enhance those gifts and talents?
  4. If you were to place a $$ amt for the value you provide utilizing your gifts, talents and experience, what would that value be?
  5. How much does that number align with your income or fees? Are you undervaluing yourself?
  6. If so, make a commitment to ask for what you are worth and justify it by articulating the value you provide.
  7. Remember, no one can provide what you do in the exact way you do it. You are unique and it’s time to embrace and honor that!! When you place value in yourself first, others will value you much more!

    I look forward to hearing what you experience! (please e-mail me at jdigi@thinkpeople.com)

    Honor Your Worth
    Have you been hiding your gifts and keeping them inside?
    Or have you declared them and used them as a guide?
    Either way, we are all born with them.
    You can't deny it, you are a gem!

    It's time to value yourself and what you bring.
    It's time to ask for what you're worth, like a golden crown with bling!
    You have so much to offer and so much to give.
    When you value yourself first,
    you will truly discover what it is to fully live!

                             ~ by Jean M. DiGiovanna


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