April 1st, 2016 2:09 PM by Korene Clopine-Seaman
We are all blessed with special talents that
make us unique. Some people discover their talent at a young age and from then
on focus their lives on honing it until they are rewarded by society. We call
the most successful of these people stars or “pros”.
I am not just talking about sports or movie
stars. Stars exist in every realm. There are star salespeople and star mothers
and star teachers and so on. The question you need to ask yourself is, what
makes you uniquely valuable? What is it that you have to offer? One of the
saddest things I see as I get older are people I love who have given up on
their dreams. When I see friends working at jobs I know they aren’t passionate
about, I realize they have forgotten what it is that makes them unique.
Are you spending time at work doing something
you are uniquely good at? Do you know what you are uniquely good at?
Here are a few life-changing questions you
should ask yourself today.
• What is it that I am really good at?
• What do I enjoy so much that I would do it
for free if I had $20 million?
• What would I stop doing tomorrow if I had
• What would I do differently with my life if
I had just three weeks, three months or three years to live?
• What do others regularly tell me I am good
If you answer these questions honestly, the
answers can change your life. I know because it changed mine. I had a
heart-to-heart talk with myself about 18 years ago when I woke up to the fact
life was precious and I only had now to do what I had to do and wanted to do
and asked myself those questions. The answers surprised me.
The first thing I realized was that if I had
three weeks or three months or thirty years left to live, I wouldn’t spend it
doing what I was doing. I wanted to be doing what made me happy and had lasting
value to and for others. The next thing I realized was that money was but a
tool. Yes, a vital tool but still a tool and not my goal.
This realization got me off my duff and forced
me to focus on what I really wanted to do with my life. I have been doing what
I enjoy and what I am very good at for the last 13 1/2 years. I found I had
spent a great deal of my life enjoying the outcome of my work but did not
necessarily enjoying all of the requirements of the work. It also made me
realize that I could not do everything by myself so I found some GREAT referral
partners. Now I work to bring value to those referral partnerships
and I enjoy working them.
I can tell you from firsthand experience that
once you discover and start working on what you are uniquely talented at, your
passion will take you to places in life you cannot even imagine right now. And
chances are that your income will grow in a major, long-term way as a result!
Discover who you are today and never live with
regrets! You were born with two eyes and two feet. They both point
forward...Learn from the past, live in the present and keep your eyes on the
goals toward the future.