Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of people put themselves down by saying that they’re “just” something.  As in, “I’m just a receptionist,” or “I’m just a stay-at-home mother.”

Such a mindset diminishes your perceived importance and undermines your ability to do your best work.

To me, there’s no such thing as just a receptionist.

You find a way to connect customers to your business and provide a valuable first impression.

There’s no such thing as just a cleaner.

You create nicer and safer environments for people to live and work in.

There’s no such thing as just a call centre worker.

You assist real people with real problems, providing efficient and courteous service that is both valuable and necessary.

And there’s certainly no such thing as just a stay-at-home mother (or father).

You’re making an invaluable investment in the future of your family and as such are influencing the next generation and your community.

You may feel like a small cog in a much bigger wheel.

You may feel as though what you do doesn’t really matter.

You may feel faceless, and even perhaps, nameless.

But you’re not!

You matter.

When you do great work, it makes a difference, and when you don’t, it too makes a difference.

You are something.

You are unique.

You’re not just anyone, you’re you!

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