You Have a Light to Shine That Is Uniquely Yours


I believe that each of us as individuals has our own unique light that we are here to share and shine.


In order to know and understand what that light is, we don’t need to look far, only within.


Often, my clients, when we begin our work together, express to me that they don’t know what their strengths are. They tell me that it is easier for them to think about what they aren’t good at as opposed to what they are good at or about the value they bring. In our work together I guide my clients through a process of discovering their strengths and the unique light, or contribution, they are here to make.


You can begin this process too, by starting to explore, or get to know yourself, from what might be a new perspective or approach for you.


Qualities vs. Accomplishments

Often, we define ourselves by the things that we do, or by our accomplishments. Society puts a lot of emphasis on our accomplishments too. While accomplishments are wonderful and are to be celebrated, they do not give us a full picture of who we are. In fact, I would even go as far as to say that when we define ourselves by our accomplishments, or by what we know how to do (or not do), we limit ourselves.


In order to gain a much better understanding of who you are, and the value that you bring, shift your focus away from your accomplishments and onto your qualities instead. One way you can do this is through a process of, what I refer to as, reverse engineering.


Take out a piece of paper and put a line down the middle. On the right-hand side list your accomplishments (or the things that you’ve done or attempted to do.) You don’t need to add all of your accomplishments in order to be able to do this exercise, you can start with just a few.


I created a document that you can download here and print out to help you do this exercise.


Once you have written a few of your accomplishments, take each one and ask yourself, “what qualities went into me accomplishing that?” Or, “what does it say about me, or about who I am, that I accomplished or attempted to do that?” Then, on the left-hand side of your page, write out a list of the qualities you are noticing and discovering about yourself through this reverse engineering exercise. 


Through this process you will gain more insight, knowledge, and understanding of your unique combination of qualities (because, for example, you can be brave, strong, private, and sensitive at the same time.)


These qualities are (a huge part of what makes you) who you are and helps you to understand the value you bring to the work that you do and to your personal life and relationships.



If you have any questions about this exercise, feel free to reach out to me. You can email me directly at


If you would like to explore more, and work together to help you understand yourself in a deeper and empowering way, the unique value you bring, the unique contribution you are here to make, what you are capable of, and your unique approach to being successful at work and in your personal life and relationships, go here to schedule a free discovery call with me.


In the meantime, I wish you a wonderful experience connecting (or reconnecting) to the light within you and sharing that light with others in both your personal and professional life. 


In support and admiration,


~ Jenny


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Career & Relationship Coach | Leadership Trainer | Founder of UnleashingU!

Hi, I'm Jenny Sassoon, founder of UnleashingU! I guide professionals, students, entrepreneurs, and executives to move forward and thrive in their career, business, leadership and life in a way that is right and authentic for them. To schedule your complimentary consultation to learn more about how I can help you, click on the 'contact' tab above.

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