He-Man or Wonder Woman, take your pick.
I hope you see yourself as the very best in your field. Capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound and lifting the world with a lever.
There are times I feel it. There are times I say it to myself in front of the mirror.
And then there are times when I let out the mad scientist laugh.
You have to have a belief, deep inside you, that you are here to conquer your share of the pie.
I don’t care if you’re knitting baby blankets. You are the picture they see when people look up Grandma in the dictionary.
I call it delusional self-regard and because I am feeling it think it’s a brilliant phrase.
But it comes with a caveat. The people least qualified to believe this can inappropriately have this opinion of themselves.
There are always the crazy ones and that’s OK.
For us, we build this belief in ourselves.
We make our product better than anyone can expect. We work smart and hard. We study when we’re not getting paid to study.
We learn about the things we aren’t good at – for some people it’s accounting, for others, writing.
We know our strengths and are aware of our shortcomings and work to strengthen both.
You can earn the right to wield delusional self-regard by virtue of the effort you put in.
And when you do that it’s no longer delusional.
To build this strength within you we publish Retired Writer’s Club, our secret email list for business owners and entrepreneurs who are willing to work to claim that right.