We’ve all been told over and over again that, as women, we need to know their value. But how do you actually go about doing that as a high-performing leader seeking higher heights in business? How do you dig into understanding your value proposition? First, you need to understand the consistent parts of your life’s story. There are literally keys to your purpose, and your future, embedded in your past. Knowing your value, based on carefully examining your past, is core to the mindset that untethers you from all that holds you back, including the expectations of others. Adopting a growth mindset means that failure does not define you – in fact, failures are the very building blocks that make you stronger and even more valuable. They point you to your purpose. With this knowledge, you can build a solid and compelling value proposition. L. Michelle Smith wrote about exactly that in her new book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself, and she’s here to talk about it. L. Michelle Smith is a bestselling author, speaker and certified executive & business coach who empowers high-performing, executive women leaders to lead like rockstars. She also advises the companies they want to lead at the intersection of tech, culture & business.