Knowing your worth is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself. I know because I have seen the impact that confidence has had on my life… 

For this reason, I have written this piece to show you how to know your worth and become your own best friend and ally.

But first, let’s establish the foundation of what understanding your self-worth will give you and what it truly represents… 

What Does “Knowing Your Worth” Really Mean?

It goes without saying that the definition of one’s worth will differ from person to person. If we were all the same, this wouldn’t be so difficult to figure out!

Nonetheless, there are some basic concepts you should fully understand beforehand. So, I’ve included them here so you can work your way through the tips in this article more confidently. 

The Definition of WORTH

Did you know that when you look up “worth” in the dictionary, there are 11 definitions

That feels overwhelming, to say the least… 

However, to get the show on the road, I have narrowed down the definitions to the two which apply to our purposes here: 

Worth (Noun)

  1. excellence of character or quality as commanding esteem
  2. usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person, or for a purpose

After reading these definitions, make several sentences with each one until you can see the differences. 

Great!

Now, just a little more on the theory behind these steps before we dig into my tips…

How Knowing Your Worth Fuels Confidence

If you are reading this article, I already know you are looking to better understand your value. But do you know exactly why this encourages you to be more confident?

When you know your worth, you are able to focus your efforts on fulfilling your potential rather than looking for outside validation. 

I know this may seem “selfish” or “self-absorbed,” but hear me out…

Personally, I always ran into the worst situations of my life when I was not going after who I knew I was meant to be at full tilt. I was trying to fill those empty feelings with partying, drama, and toxic people. 

Only when I took an honest look at some aspects of my life and what I wanted was I able to turn it all around

I don’t want you to go down the same route I went… 

Now, let’s start building YOU up.

5 Powerful Tips to Strengthen Your Sense of Self-Worth

As we rev up our engines for some self-reflection, I want to say something directly from my heart to yours…

YOU ARE MUCH BIGGER, MORE VALUABLE, AND MORE CAPABLE THAN YOU CAN EVER IMAGINE.

Knowing your worth is a journey, not a destination

You’re going to take stock of yourself many times throughout your life… 

And if you’re anything like me, you’ll be surprised at what you’re capable of — time and time again. These tips are to give you a starting point. 

From here on, may you never be the same again… 

1. Outline All Your Roles — Personal, Professional, and Beyond

My question right off the bat is… 

ARE YOU EVEN AWARE OF EVERYTHING YOU DO?

Many of us don’t see all the amazing strengths and talents we have because they come so easily to us. Something you do naturally may seem like a superpower to someone else. 

As a result, the first step to knowing your worth is to detail all the roles you play in your life. And I mean all of them… 

For example, in my case, that means wife, mother, realtor, author, public speaker, and Empire Builder. 

When you take a closer look at your own life, I promise you are going to be both surprised and empowered by how many hats you’ve been wearing. 

Now you’ve got a jolt of how powerful you really are, we are going to revive why you have taken on so much in the first place. 

2. Reconnect with Your Mission

What keeps me and my family operating at 10X levels are our mission, vision, and purpose. 

YOUR MISSION IS NOT JUST THE FUEL TO FIND YOUR SELF-WORTH; IT IS HOW YOU CAN CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING YOU DO — DESPITE ALL ODDS.

Whether you have an idea of what that big picture purpose is or need help defining it, here’s what to ask yourself: 

  1. Who are you really? (The roles list you made earlier should help.)
  2. What do you stand for?
  3. Why are you willing to represent that? 

Answering these questions as fully as possible will outline your mission, vision, and purpose for themselves.

Really spend some time with this step. It’s the backbone of your self-worth. 

3. Challenge Yourself — Become Bigger Than Your Comfort Zone 

At this point, you’ve done a lot of work determining where you are and where you want to go… 

The next step is to figure out what battles you need to face to reach the next level. Then, how you’re going to fulfill your purpose. 

This part of the process requires you to leave your comfort zone. And while that may not be, well, comfortable… 

NO ONE EVER BECAME THE BEST VERSION OF THEMSELVES BY STAYING WHERE THEY WERE.

Every actor has overcome stage fright. Every athlete has had to get on the field for the first time. Whatever is making you nervous, take the leap

I promise you won’t regret it — and your self-worth will soar

Now, let’s get to the hard part… 

4. Give Up What No Longer Serves You 

Not everything and everyone in your life will lift you up to your full potential. As a consequence, you will have to make some tough choices

A critical aspect of knowing your worth comes from an honest evaluation of what no longer serves you and your mission. 

Unfortunately, these sacrifices may be things that used to be important or bring you happiness. However, you will always have to leave where you are to get to where you are going

For example, you may have to give up late nights, unhealthy foods, or unsupportive friends. 

Remember — when making these decisions, you need fuel to go forward. If something can’t help you achieve that, it has to go. 

5. Always Aim Higher — Be, Do, and Have More

Finally, how you really develop your self-worth is to keep your gaze on the horizon… 

THE MORE YOU FOCUS ON BIGGER GOALS, THE LESS LIKELY YOU ARE TO GET MIRED DOWN IN PAST FAILURES. 

I know I am not the same person I was five years ago — or even five minutes ago! And neither are you. 

As long as you keep building your own empire, there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to hold your head up high

I wrote all about my personal story of navigating how to know my self-worth in my book, “Build an Empire: How to Have it All”. You can get your free copy plus shipping here

As I mentioned earlier, knowing your worth is something that you will revisit and reevaluate many times. I hope these tips will help you as you get bigger and better…

I know your worth, and I can’t wait for you to see it too. 

Build an Empire,

Elena Cardone  

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