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Discover your unique talent

~ by Alan W

When someone says "I have no talent." We always respond "We don't believe you!'

The thing is, everyone is born with uniqueness. We believe that everyone is born for a reason. For a purpose. We can all bring something unique to this world. Something that no-one else can do. All you have to do is find it! You have to nurture it. Grow it.

When we hear, "I want to be like you. Teach me." We simply respond: "Don't try to be like me. Be the best version of you." You will fail every time you try to be like someone else. But, you can be a pretty damn good you!

Consider these questions when you are embarking on the search for your unique talent:

  • How did you like spending time as a child? Running around, building blocks, drawing, singing, reading, make-believe games, talking, something else? What excited you?

  • What are you passionate about as an adult? Positive emotions help develop passion.

  • What do people compliment you on the most? Sometimes we don't realise we're good at something because we never think about it, because it’s intuitive to us. Maybe you can further develop this.

  • What are you naturally good at? What do you see differently than most people? There could be your talent.

  • What do you find easy that is hard for others?

  • What activities make you lose track of time? An activity that adds value to other people's lives, that helps others, that solves problems for other people.

  • And maybe the most important of all. Who do you want to help?

Everyone has a talent, we may not have discovered or nurtured it but deep within there is a calling for what we are designed to do. Sometimes it means we have to explore, experiment, reflect, evaluate or dig deep to bring it to the fore. When you realise it, and give it the attention it deserves, we begin honing our craft.

There are many things we may be good at, we may even be exceptional at it but your real talent is about how it makes you feel. Does it light a fire inside? Does it make you truly happy and smile from the inside out? Do you get lost in the moment and time disappears and you go into your mode and cant get out? Do you think about it often, at random moments, is it part of you? Your talent IS part of you, and when you neglect it and settle for what you can do not what you love to do, true fulfilment can never be reached. Whether you use your talent full time or as a side hustle or hobby, whatever you do, don’t ignore the very thing that can bring you the ultimate life experience.

Don't allow yourself to be conditioned to just be. Take action. Learn something new. Everyday. No matter how small. The ultimate knowledge is self-knowledge. And learn discipline. Learn more about yourself. No one can help you, just you. Live a life of abundance. Your choice.

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"Solving niche challenges founders face”.

Illustrator: Lisa Williams (Instagram: @artist_llw)


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