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How to Find Your Unique Talents & Strengths (Great Video Exercise)

22 November 2010 2 Comments

…because this is one of the secrets to a life well lived.” ~ Lex Sisney


african american business man listening to headphones thinkingToday I want to build on developing your talents into strengths: not just “the laws of success” or “time-management,” but the laws of managing (and DEVELOPING) your unique “Core-Compentencies” so that you get the most “return on your investment” (of energy, obviously).

Specifically, you have things that YOU’RE particularly “nice” at: specific skills, activities, understandings or whatever that you’re so proficient at, you don’t even realize you’re proficient at it (because it comes so naturally).

THIS is where you need to place the precious, additional “success-energy” you have, because this is what gives you the leverage you need to succeed. Essentially, you need to take your talents, turn them into STRENGTHS, and then focus them towards your biggest opportunity.

STOP doing things that you’re not, to some degree, inherently “feeling” as you’re doing them. (If you can’t stop immediately, think about weaning yourself away from it gradually).

It’s just like a relationship >> if you’re not feeling the person, it’s only a matter of time until…y’know.

african american couple in bed arguing and nagging

Try the quick exercise below. Homeboy might seem kind of quirky, but he knows what he’s talking about:

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  • Sepia Prince said:

    This was a fun exercise to do. It’s always a good idea to brainstorm about oneself, especially when the outcome goal is personal elevation through self-assessment. The dude was kinda quirky but it’s all good. :-)

  • Bryan Ogilvie (author) said:

    Yeah you already know the deal: he drops it with most of his videos, so you can’t hate. You can check out the other article I linked to about finding your life purpose for another great exercise…

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