Do you remember the excitement of getting your first job?
Someone was giving you responsibility! And they were going to pay you!
Time passed. You got better. You were no longer “the new kid on the block”. What a relief…
That relief and sense of accomplishment can become a trap.
This week in my podcast with Dave Kirby, he told us about a man who’d spent his life running a car-repair garage (I’ll let you know when this incredibly inspiring interview is released). When he finally retired, the man admitted: “I hated working on cars, but it was the first job I had, so I figured I was stuck”.
Do feel stuck in your industry and the role you are playing there?
Do you find yourself saying:
- I’m afraid to leave what I know and start over.
- I’m not confident there’s anything else.
- I don’t even know what I want to do.
Fear, doubt and lack of confidence trap us in situations that no longer serve us. But worse . . . they trap YOUR TALENTS.
The world needs you. The world deserves your special qualities.
Don’t know what those are?
What makes you special is often whatever comes easily to YOU. Because of that, it won’t seem that special, and that’s why you might be overlooking your own talents. You may think your talent to organize people, develop a plan, implement ideas, coordinate details, be persuasive, design space, manage conflict, show compassion comes easily for everyone. It doesn’t.
Take this week’s Yippee challenge and find the natural talents that can propel you out of any stuck place. Here’s how:
- List the activities you enjoyed when you were young:
- Name 3 types of activities you enjoy doing today:
- Ask 5 people who know you what talents or special qualities you have:
In the comments below, tell me what you discovered!
Until next Tuesday. YIPPEE!