I want you to write a list of what you have to offer the world — professionally and personally. I think it will be a longer list than what you’re imagining right now.
This list is among the most useful you will ever create.
This list is how you beat imposter syndrome. You can’t be an imposter on the points you list. It’s just who you are.
This is how you beat comparisons. If you’re reading this, you’re probably doing better than the majority of humans, who don’t have the time, means, or access to read much at all. Stop getting hung up on the top 1% in your industry or neighborhood. You’re likely already in the top 1% for most of the items on your list and there will always be room for more.
You’re also in the top 1% of introspective humans just by completing the list.
You can even join the top 1% of creators just by posting something (anything) regularly.
My list lives in my notes and is titled “What do you have to offer?” It’s a simple list of things I add to world in some way. I refer back to it whenever I publish something like this, and especially when comments are turned on.
Are you kind? Do you help others? Do you create anything or support creators in any way? All of this goes on the list. Forget testimonials. Save those for another list. This list is about you rediscovering you.
It’s not hard to be at the top 1% for what you bring to the world. It’s extremely hard to sit for 10 minutes, create your list, and occasionally check back to stay grounded. But it’s totally worth it.