How to Make Yourself More Valuable

Jennifer McDougall
3 min readApr 28, 2021

Have you ever found yourself feeling frustrated because you think people belittle, insult, or try to minimize your worth? Well, this is the perfect article for you. Often, we work so hard and see great results in our work and what we are contributing with the help of our talents and overall effort. Yet, people around us or close to us fail to recognize the unique traits and values we bring to the table.

This happens a lot with women in the workplace and relationships. For some reason, people still undermind women. It’s hurtful to know and prove you are, if not more intelligent than and more knowledgeable than your male counterparts, and still be looked down on and not accepted as someone who holds tremendous value to the company your work for or the relationship you are in.

You can do several things to help relieve the frustration you’re feeling and increase your value to others.

Your boss or supervisor has much to say about your success at the place you work. With that being said, you must do your best to make yourself valuable to this person. If they do not see your value, if these tips don’t help, it may be time to look for a job somewhere else where you will feel valued and appreciated.

  1. Value your time in such a way that others will respect the time you give to them. Do not always be fully available to every person who demands time with you.
  2. Sharpen your skillset by reading and studying your industry of interest.
  3. Listen to the goals of others so you can offer your help.
  4. Make time for self-care to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.
  5. Meditate on seeing your self-worth and begin acting according to how you want others to see you as.
  6. Take up a healthy exercise regimen that will strengthen your coordination and focus.
  7. Communicate clearly on your goals, recent accomplishments, challenges, and ideas.
  8. Set boundaries for yourself that minimize distractions, even if that means cutting people out of your life, distancing yourself from negative influences, and creating space for better habits.
  9. Speak at a considerate volume while using open body language that displays confidence.
  10. Develop a positive reputation for your contribution and how you help build other people up and work collectively for the greater good of common goals that everyone can benefit from.
  11. Do not participate or contribute to gossip. Rise above antagonistic banter, but keep your eyes and ears open to concerns of shortcomings that could affect everyone involved in a group or the organization you work for.
  12. Create a daily and weekly plan to achieve your goals and improve your mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical health.
  13. Participate in coursework and group exercises that help raise your vibration so you begin leveling up and becoming the person you have always wanted to be and be seen as.
Jennifer McDougall

Passionate Lifestyle and Wellness Advocate | Dedicated to Sharing Self-Improvement Insights | Creator and Host of 'Life Refined'