#2 Value yourself. Know what you offer and what that is worth, without being cocky or conceited and without selling yourself short trying to be humble. This goes for everything from creating an online dating profile to asking for a raise. How you view yourself is going to be the benchmark others use when evaluating you and your relationship to them. Why should someone else be expected to think of you as more than you think of yourself? And keep working to increase your value to yourself, by learning new things and improving upon what you’ve already got going, and watch as your value to the world grows exponentially.