I watched an internet Webinar by Rich Schefren. He made an interesting point about business that I thought I would share. I think it applies to other areas of our life as well.
The way to get a business advantage is to leverage your strengths.
Strength = Talent + Experience + Education + Skills.
He advised us to get clarity on our strengths.
Do you know what your strengths are? Where can you be at the top of your game?
The interesting thing about our strengths is sometimes they are difficult for us to recognize. Why?
Because our strengths come easily to us, we assume they are just as easy for everyone else. And we probably have always had these strengths so don’t notice them as outstanding.
So what is your unique advantage? What are you good at? What comes easily to you that you may take for granted? A clue to finding your strengths may be found in looking more closely at what you are passionate about. What energizes you, and what seems like hard work?
A simple way to demonstrate how your strength might FEEL. Write something on a paper with your dominant hand. If you write with your right hand, jot something down on paper. How does it feel? Pretty natural? of course! Now write something with your non-dominant hand. If you are a “righty”, write something on the paper with your left hand. How does it feel? Awkward? slow? difficult?
Apply this “feeling” to activities you do. Is it difficult or awkward, or smooth and natural? This will give you a clue to finding your strengths, what you are good at, and can be proud of.