How to Make Strengths Even Stronger
Hide not your talents, they for use were made.
What’s a sun-dial in the shade?
–Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)
Everyone is talented at something. Everyone.
Where you decide to perform can build you up or whittle you down.
So, pick the venue that’s a showcase, not a coffin.
- If you want corporate life, find a corporation that’s already doing the kinds of things you like to do the way you like to do them. Don’t expect them to change for you, no matter how right you may be about something.
- If you love being independent, then research the kinds of clients who will appreciate you and your approach. Seek them out and leave the rest alone, no matter how alluring the money. Bad client relationships leave you emotionally drained and without a testimonial for your marketing package.
- If longevity and stability mean a lot, then pay attention to opportunities in government and education. Consistency and integrity are two talents that those of us who are served would greatly value.
- You’re an entertainer? Then entertain. At least try it out to see if you can earn a living. If you need a backup, fine. But don’t leave this earth wondering whether you might have “made it” in some way. We’re all looking for a good laugh or a song that we can destroy in the shower. Maybe you’re just the one to help us.
Most of all, know that you’ve got talent. When you uncover it, put it where it will be most appreciated and most used.
Could life get much better than that?