• Diann Schindler, Ph.D.

How Being Unique Makes You Elite by Avia July 22, 2021

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Hello everybody!


If you ever wondered what makes you unique and questioned its importance in your life, I have some thoughts. I was asked many times, about what makes me unique in several interviews. It got me tongue-tied and flummoxed. I mean, what made me unique for the jobs I was applying for at that time was the very thing that would eliminate me from getting hired. Heck, my uniqueness might have gotten me fired down the line. So here are a few ideas about how to turn our perceived idiosyncrasies into incredible assets.


Unique Points to Ponder


Accentuate the Positives

On some level, we’re all familiar with that old adage, you’ve got to eliminate the negatives and accentuate the positives. When dealing with unique features, this is especially true.

What if a stutter can be an advantage? The famous narrator and actor James Earl Jones had a stutter. A myriad of other juggernauts have been so-called impaired but still thrived and succeeded into positions of high esteem. The point is we can't be limited to the cards we are dealt. We can overcome and even exceed societal expectations when dealing with challenges. And these challenges make us unique.


Rewrite the Narrative

What kind of mental messages run through your internal dialogue? I’m asking this question because your answer to what makes you unique could be crucial to rewriting your beliefs about who you are and your potential. For example, I used to replay this message in my head that I was anal-retentive. While that was a truism, it didn’t have to be a downer. I started rewriting this message in a kinder, gentler way. I started seeing that being a stickler for details was actually an asset, especially in the eyes of a potential employer. Maybe you can practice the same?


Get the full article about being unique and its advantages here


As always, thank you for reading!


Mighty brightly,

Avia



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