Today’s post comes from AJ McClary from Open Psychic. I love AJ’s work and I think you will, too. You can read more about him after the article!
Can I tell you a secret? I think qualifications are overrated. They really are. I’ve known so many people who have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on their education. They spend their life savings and accumulate a ton of debt attaining graduate degrees and certifications because they believe it will help them in their career. But do they ever get a return on investment? Not as quickly as they usually think.
A lot of us who are part of the New Age community (and likely those who follow “The Daily Awe”) are life long scholars too, so this makes it very difficult for us to fully step into our path—relinquishing the “student” in us to become the “teacher”. I’ve noticed this trend where we take class after class and program after program and never fully stepping into our full potential because we feel that we’re not yet qualified.
This is the biggest copout I hear: “But I’m not qualified!” Here’s the deal, people don’t really hire you for your skills. At least not just for your skills. They can hire anybody they want and in a world of outsourcing, an abundant supply of talent, and loads of competition—if you market yourself based on your skills alone, you’re going to miss out on a lot of opportunities. The secret is that only employer’s want qualifications, customers don’t. Customers want transformation, they want you to deliver on your promises, and they want that “secret sauce” that only you can deliver to them.
It doesn’t only work this way in the metaphysical space. One of the things that I’m good at is evaluating the usability of websites. I really enjoy doing usability studies and helping companies make improvements on their products. As someone who has spent my entire adult life working for companies as an employee, I was shocked at how much easier it was being a contractor. I could work with Fortune 500 companies instantly with no background check, no drug tests, and no paperwork. It was as simple as sending an invoice and cashing the check. I realized rather quickly that when people have a problem and you can fix it, they would work relentlessly to find someone to help resolve that problem.
So here is my advice, if you are able to solve someone’s problem or relieve someone’s pain, you are qualified! To take it a step further, if you knew you could make a difference, could you consider for a moment that by not taking action, you’re stealing from the Universe the opportunity for them to resolve it because you were the perfect fit for them? Who cares if one of your competitors has a Master’s degree, 19 certifications, or a celebrity client—people don’t hire you for that alone.
So here is my question for the community: Do you ever feel that you’re unqualified? How can you relate to this situation?
AJ lives in Leesburg, Virginia—right outside of Washington, DC. He utilizes a variety of skills to help you answer your questions and help you to get to know yourself on a soul level. He uses aura reading, your astrological chart, and the Akashic Records to learn more about your soul level gifts and challenges. He also channels your Spirit Guides to provide assistance. You can learn more about AJ at http://www.openpsychic.com/